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Like a fine wine: age in the film industry

Last month, a Guardian article pointed out an interesting trend among Oscar-winning actors and actresses in the past decade or so – they’re getting...

A Case For: Political Correctness

In the past few weeks, the debate around political correctness has once again been brought into the spotlight. This follows the news of Kevin...

“Did this film direct itself?”: The forgotten women filmmakers

"These four men and Greta Gerwig created their own masterpieces this year” were Emma Stone's words as she introduced this year’s nominations for the Best...

And the Oscar goes to… Netflix

With the advent of streaming services, the Academy’s reliance on cinema-screenings for awards qualification faces a crisis of legitimacy. It’s a bizarre kind of...

And the Oscar goes to… probably not Deadpool

When Deadpool came out, it received near-universal praise. Critics were satisfied and fans loved it, and this was reflected in the enormous sums of money...

The DVD Library: All hail Leo

Sunday 28th February marked a special moment in history that you have probably heard of… That’s right, Leonardo DiCaprio – aka King of the...

A night at the Oscars

Sunday 28 February marked the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, which took place in Los Angeles, USA. The heavily publicised awards ceremony saw a whole...
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Review: Trumbo

It wouldn’t be unreasonable to approach director and producer Jay Roach’s latest feature film with caution. With slapstick parody (The Austin Powers series) and...

In defence of the Oscars

The Academy Awards, along with many other film awards around the world, including the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes, are unique opportunities for filmmakers...
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Review: Spotlight

S potlight is not, in any sense, an uplifting film-and probably not one ideal for Saturday night viewing, as I discovered. Then again, its...
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