Something Old, Something New, Some Things Never Change – Oscars 2021 Round-Up

by Jordan King The 93rd Academy Awards was always going to be a strange affair. After two hostless years, a pandemic-stricken 2020 which forcibly isolated us all from one another and has had cinema as a bricks and mortar institution on the ropes, and the promise from cinematic director of proceedings Steven Soderbergh that this year’s edition would be like ‘a three hour film’, the … Continue reading Something Old, Something New, Some Things Never Change – Oscars 2021 Round-Up

93rd Academy Awards – Predictions

The time has come; the 93rd Academy Awards are upon us, thus bringing to a close another awards season. It was as exciting and insufferable as ever, but as of tonight, the cards will be on the table. And we will have our winners. But whos’ going to take home the gold? Some awards seem like they’re set in stone, others are impossible to say….So … Continue reading 93rd Academy Awards – Predictions

How the 2018 represented the best of 2010s cinema

by Chris Connor 2018 Oscars represented one of the strongest fields of the 2010s. While much has been made of the progress made by the 2021 crop of Oscar nominations, let us not forget that there was much dismay at some of the nominees in both 2019 and 2020. 2019 especially saw controversial films Green Book, Vice and Bohemian Rhapsody competing for the coveted Best … Continue reading How the 2018 represented the best of 2010s cinema

Promising Young Woman – Review

By Emily Murray Very few films have impacted on me in the way Emerald Fennell’s masterful directorial debut Promising Young Woman did. Since I first saw the candy-coated devastating portrait of grief a couple of months ago, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. It struck such a chord it’s made writing this review pretty difficult. I’ve scrubbed out numerous notes … Continue reading Promising Young Woman – Review

Sound of Metal – Review

by Jordan King There is a huge difference between hearing and listening, and writer-director Darius Marder alongside co-writer and brother Abraham Marder, explore that difference to profound effect with Sound of Metal. Navigating wildly differing perspectives and outlooks on deafness through audio-based POV shifts as we follow drummer Ruben (Riz Ahmed) and his experience with sudden hearing loss, Marder and his mercurial muse create a … Continue reading Sound of Metal – Review