• 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...
  • Hollywood Puts on a Brave Face in Light of a Truly Dark Year

    The nominations are in, and now throughout Hollywood speeches are being written, falsely gracious losing faces practised, probably even somewhere red carpets dry-cleaned. And yet this year’s ceremony will take place in the light of what can only be described as a truly earth-shattering year for the industry. The...
  • Look Out For… January

    A new month, a new year, a new set of films to look forward to. In Winston Churchill biopic Darkest Hour, Gary Oldman once again transforms himself in a performance that’s hotly tipped for awards glory. Speaking of which, the Bulgarian-Greek drama Glory depicts a platelayer (Stefan Denolyubov) who...
  • Film Review – Child 44

    Adapted from Tom Rob Smith’s novel of the same name, Child 44 depicts the life of a high profile Soviet security officer, Agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), as he risks all he knows, or thought he knew, to uncover the truth behind a series of child murders. The trouble...
  • Scrapbook – Top 5 Recent Book-to-Film Adaptations

    Adapting a novel into a quality, well-structured, faithful film can be a difficult task, and one which directors often fail to execute, but when they do, we are left with artistic legacies of multimodal magnificence. With David Fincher’s latest success in bringing Gone Girl to the screen from Gillian...
  • Review – Fury

    Exactly what it says on the tin; Fury delivers an honest but ugly snapshot of hostile Germany in 1945, as seen through the misfortunes of an American tank crew. David Ayer’s two hours and fifteen minute war film contains the brutal dismemberment and emotional turmoil we have come to expect...
  • Review – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    The apes have risen, humanity is on its knees, but the fight for survival is only just beginning. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, is a much darker film, set 10 years after its predecessor, establishing a...