• Film Review: The Shape of Water

    The Shape of water has created a huge buzz this award season, winning Best Film Music and Best Direction by Guillermo del Toro at the BAFTAs, and is up for the most nominations at the Oscars including Best Female Lead and Best Film. From the very beginning of this...
  • 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...
  • Trailer Watch: The Shape of Water

    The first trailer released for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water sets it up to be beautiful, heart-warming and poignant in equal measure; personally, I cannot wait.   Set against the Cold War, Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is a mute janitor whose work at a secluded laboratory often leaves...
  • Red Carpet Ready: Best Dressed – The Oscar Awards

    Although those running The Oscars may have got it wrong when they mistakenly announced La La Land as Best Picture, those attending the event got it so right with their styling. The last red carpet of the awards season was laden with beautifully dressed members of the film industry....
  • Film Review – Get On Up

    After the exploration of racial politics of ’60’s suburbia in The Help, director Tate Taylor has turned to another iconic aspect of the 1960s American landscape – the music. More specifically, the sheer energy and rambunctiousness of James Brown. Initially limited to predominately black audiences, Mister Brown gradually became increasingly influential...