Any film that promotes Nic Cage as an Academy Award winner must be trying to hard to get people interested. Admittedly, yes, Nic Cage IS an Oscar winner (he scooped up the Best Actor award for Leaving Las Vegas. If you want to see the height of Nic Cage brilliance, it is that film as well as Raising Arizona.) Nowadays, Cage crazy antics far out-strip … Continue reading Southern Fury – Review
What drives a person to commit acts that would be condemned by many as sheer idiocy? That is the question posed by the documentary The Free Man, which follows Olympic Freestyle Skier Jossi Wells and The Flying Frenchies (a group of daredevils) as they tour around the world and perform stunts that will give you butterflies and a sense of vertigo from the comfort of … Continue reading The Free Man – Brand New Trailer!
Were you aware that Jack Nicholson turns 80 this year? How about it’s been 42 years since One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was released? I certainly wasn’t, but here we are, standing on the eve of both events occurring within the next couple of months and, to celebrate, the BFI is re-releasing the classic piece of cinema in order to coincide with the formidable … Continue reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Brand New Trailer!
To celebrate his leading role in Patriots Day, we’re looking at one of Mark Wahlberg’s performance in Pain & Gain. Ok. I know a lot of you just read the title of this movie and thought to yourself “but Sarah, you are praising Michael Bay.” I assure you with every iota of my existence that this pains me more than you. After all, throwing Bay … Continue reading Looking Back…Pain & Gain (2013)
“No!” wailed some folk at the final result of the 87th Academy Awards two years ago. “This is a farce!” screamed others from the rooftop of Twitter. “This is worse than Crash winning over Brokeback Mountain,” said most, grissling at the unexpected results. “CAW-CAW MOTHERFUCKERS!” I said, extremely loudly. I am, of course, talking about that spectacular shock, in 2015, when Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue … Continue reading Road to the Oscars: Why Birdman Was a Worthy Winner
Some cinema fans may have been happy to have seen something different about the Oscar nominations this year: people of colour got nominated for awards. After two years of #OscarsSoWhite, there’s been a small breakthrough. That’s not to say that’s the end of the story. There’s still issues surrounding race in the film industry and films that centre around people of colour still get many … Continue reading The Fits – Review