• Oscars 2019 Controversy: How Important is Hair and Makeup in Film?

    If the last few years have taught us anything, it is that the Oscar’s are nothing short of controversial. The 2013 awards saw Seth McFarlane tank with tasteless domestic violence jokes, and 2016 became the year of celebrity boycotting, a direct result of the predominantly white nominations list. So,...
  • Rewind Review – Gladiator

    “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” Gladiator...
  • Most Anticipated Films of 2014 #15 – Winter’s Tale

    Set in a fantastical vision of Edwardian New York, Winter’s Tale combines themes of love, fantasy, mystery and justice, based on the novel of the same name by Mark Helprin.  The film boasts a stellar cast including Colin Farrell, the thief and romantic heartthrob; Jessica Brown Findlay, who appears to have been...
  • Scrapbook – Obsession & Addiction

    This week we plumb the darker depths of the human psyche as we pick our favourite films about obsession in honour of the release of Filth, which stars James McAvoy as a junkie cop who’ll stop at nothing (and I mean nothing) to gain an upcoming promotion; and Thanks for Sharing, a romantic comedy...
  • Review – Broken City

    Allen Hughes began film making at the tender age of twelve. However, based on his latest offering, Broken City, he may still have to grow older and wiser to make a telling contribution in earnest. Hughes has an embarrassment of riches at his disposal in the form of Oscar...
  • Staff Scrapbook – Best, Best Picture

    In the wake of Argo becoming the 85th recipient of Best Picture statuette at this year’s Academy Awards, we asked our writers to pick their favourite winner from ceremonies past. It Happened One Night (Capra, 1934) It’s difficult to imagine the modern rom-com vying for the top honour, never mind sweeping the...
  • Review – Les Misérables

    For 28 years, the world has heard the people sing the songs of angry men and finally, after 47,000 professional performances, 96 major theatre awards and a worldwide audience figure of over 60 million, Cameron Mackintosh’s masterpiece Les Misérables comes to cinema screens through The King’s Speech director, Tom Hooper,...