• 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...
  • #What Just Happened: The Will Smith – Chris Rock Drama Explained

    This year’s Academy Awards ceremony will be forever remembered, just not for the reasons it should be. Rather than forever remembering Coda’s Best Picture win, celebrating the wins of Jessica Chastain, Ariana Debose or Jane Campion, or even praising Will Smith on his performance in King Richard, Smith ensured...
  • 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 No-Frills, Concise Snapshot Of Modern-Day China And Its People” – Film Review: Ascension

    Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, Kingdon’s eye-opening documentary, Ascension, gives a rare insight into China’s driven and resolute society. From the lower class factory workers producing sex-dolls for clients, to students attending a Western-style finishing school, it’s a fascinating but equally unsettling watch....
  • More Than Looks: An Investigation Into Capturing A Person’s Essence

    Victoria Mileson In light of Kristen Stewart playing the late Princess Diana in the upcoming film, Spencer, Victoria Mileson looks at what goes into playing a real-life person. Although the first thing we notice about a character is often their appearance, an authentic performance relies on so much more...
  • 10 Decade Defining Oscar Looks: Top 10 Oscar Looks From The Past Decade

    Lucy Tombs If you’re in need of some serious fashion inspiration, look no further than the Oscars! Impact writer Lucy will take you through some of the best looks from the past decade from some of the most stylish celebs around … Zendaya, 2015: Zendaya’s 2015 Oscar look has...
  • 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...