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

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

The 92nd Academy Awards – Live Blog

It’s that time of the year again! Keep up with the latest news and gossip from the upcoming Academy Awards. Ceremony – 1am GMT  01.00 – Here we go! 01.00 – JANELLE MONAE IS OPENING OMG! 01.04 – This is weird because of all the snubbed films but we love it! 01.10 – Oh how we wish Chris Rock was hosting! 01.13 – A montage … Continue reading The 92nd Academy Awards – Live Blog

First Man – Review

The opening of First Man is shaky – very, very shaky. It is 1961. Test pilot Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) is in flight, as close to the stratosphere as he can get. His plane’s instruments are vibrating. It’s not just Neil’s job to guide the plane down – it is necessary for his survival. However, he isn’t gripped by a sense of panic; it is … Continue reading First Man – Review