Tag Archive: Oscars

Son of Saul Review

If war is hell, then the Holocaust must be its horrifying centrepiece. The atrocity was the nadir of modern civilisation and remains an occurrence almost impossible to truly comprehend. For all the attempted… Continue reading

Cinema’s Greatest Scenes: #3 12 Years a Slave

Every Friday I’m going to be highlighting and analysing some of cinema’s greatest scenes, or sequences depending on your definition. Some will be familiar, etched indelibly into the iconography of cinema, while others… Continue reading

Spotlight Review

Whilst covering the trial of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in 1961, political theorist Hannah Arendt, herself a Jew who had fled Hitler’s Germany in 1933, coined the term “the banality of evil”.… Continue reading

The Hateful Eight Review

Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film features scores of eccentric dialogue, bouts of gratuitous violence, postmodernist tendencies, outlandish characters and a clear subversion of classic genres. In fact, you could call The Hateful Eight the… Continue reading

Joy Review

There are a fair few famous inventors worthy of getting the cinematic biopic makeover; Benjamin Franklin and his bright spark, the Wright brothers and their flying machine, or perhaps even the Lumière brothers… Continue reading

Oscar 2015 Predictions & Why Birdman Has to Win Best Picture

The Oscars are upon us once again, that glitzy annual ceremony which masquerades as an accurate barometer of the last year’s best films. Anyone who argues otherwise only need be silenced by the… Continue reading

Selma Review

Selma’s opening gambit is David Oyelowo, masquerading uncannily as Martin Luther King, reciting a rousing speech in the mirror, but it’s not anything to do with having a dream, its King’s 1964 acceptance… Continue reading

The Oscars- Who’s going to Win?

After spending the last week frantically watching the remaining Oscar nominees I’m finally in the position to cast judgement on who’s going to be blubbering over a little gold man at Sunday’s 86th… Continue reading

Her Review

Back in October the Guardian ran an article highlighting Japan’s “flight from human intimacy”; the dissolution of traditional relationships, sexual desires and even the inherent need for human contact. The number of single… Continue reading

Dallas Buyers Club Review

Hollywood loves a comeback, almost as much as it loves pushing a particular mortal soul renowned for acting (sometimes) to the top of pile in order to lavish him with exhaustive praise and… Continue reading