• 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...
  • 90th Academy Awards – Predictions

    Having narrowly escaped what could have been another #OscarsSoWhite controversy, most of the acting categories this year are quite easy to predict. Nevertheless, there seems to be a trend of the old guard versus the new talent – examples are Gary Oldman vs Timothée Chalamet and Frances McDormand vs...
  • Look Out For… February

    February may be the shortest month, but we’re certainly not short of great film releases. Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis give Oscar-nominated performances as a shy lawyer in Roman J. Israel, Esq. and an obsessive 1950s dressmaker in Phantom Thread, respectively. Of course, if awards-bait isn’t your thing, Helen...
  • Fiction meets film: Fences

    It’s no secret that Hollywood is driven by popular novels, plays and musicals. However, the sad reality is that many of the original works can be overshadowed by successful movie adaptions. If we consider the flip side, film adaptions can also slaughter an original piece of work (I’m looking...
  • Review – The Equalizer

    A seemingly mild-mannered store worker (Denzel Washington) becomes involved in a deadly showdown with Russian sex traffickers after trying to rescue a young prostitute (Chloe Grace Moretz) from her current life. As the situation escalates one gets a better glimpse of the lead’s mysterious past and perhaps a reason...
  • Scrapbook – Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington is brandishing his own bracket of justice in the new action thriller The Equalizer, and so we’ve justified a short list of the roles we regard as the actor’s finest. Doug Carlin – Déjà Vu Denzel Washington is known for bringing a mixture of sincerity and gravitas...
  • Review – Flight

    For decades, Robert Zemeckis has been recognised by film fanatics both young and old for his mixed bag of memorable films. Many like myself know him for his wacky yet timeless family comedies, like the Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and The Polar Express. Older ‘Zemeckians’...