• Spotlight On CODA: Best Picture Winner 2022

    Amongst the drama of the 2022 Academy Awards, a film about a young girl living with her Deaf family in a small fishing village in Massachusetts and discovering her own way in life snuck through the ranks of huge contenders led by some of the biggest names in Hollywood...
  • Oscars 2022: Nominations Reaction

    Another year, another mixed bag of Oscar nominations. The Academy Awards continue to be a very local awards ceremony, rarely branching out beyond the typical fanfare. There have been some efforts to widen the scope of nominated pictures, particularly to acknowledge foreign films in categories outside the norm, but...
  • “A Well-Executed Film” – Film Review: Minari

    Last year’s Parasite deservedly won best picture at the 2020 Academy Awards. At first glance this year’s Academy Awards nominee Minari appears to be cut from the same cloth, and it is therefore an exciting prospect....
  • Championing The ‘Most Diverse Oscar Nominations’: A Year Of Firsts

    Tylah Mofford After halting my day at exactly 12.20pm on Monday 15th March to tune in to Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra revealing the 2021 Oscar nominations (which was obviously much more important than my seminar at that time), I was pleasantly surprised by the diverse nature of the...
  • Challenges Still Faced By Hollywood’s Budding Black Actors In The Film Industry Today

    Jerome Gerada In recent times, Hollywood has become somewhat of a harbour for negativity, receiving relentless bouts of media-driven criticism – often in the form of hashtag-headed campaigns that sprawl from Twitter to television news in a matter of days. Perhaps it was famously convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein...
  • Film Review: Parasite

    When the son of a destitute family is given an opportunity to tutor a rich girl under false pretences, he and his family scheme to insinuate themselves into the wealthy household....
  • A Look at Diversity in the Oscars 2018

    This year’s (slightly belated) Oscars are almost upon us! For me, this usually means finding something yellow-goldish to wear, getting my friends to come over, and eat inexcusable amounts of popcorn until four or five in the morning. While all these Oscar rituals that I have going are mad...