• 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… November

    As Hollywood continues to unravel in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, this awards season will certainly have an air of the paradoxical about it. Nevertheless, there’s an interesting bunch lined up this month. After Wonder Woman had her superb outing earlier this summer, Warner Bros. executives will...
  • Anti-Advent Calendar #7

    Christmas. As if the countdown is still going. And as if we’re stilling sticking with this delightfully subversive advent calendar! Anyway, onto day seven’s pick… If you’re looking for a film to watch with the family this holiday season then this will certainly raise some eyebrows. In 2000 American Psycho introduced...
  • Review – A Most Wanted Man

    Anton Corbijn’s film version of John le Carré’s novel follows Günter Wachtmann (the late Philip Seymour Hoffman) as he attempts to track a Chechen Muslim in the hope that he will lead him to supporters of Al-Qaeda. However, Wachtmann must deal with factions within German Intelligence and interference from...
  • Review – The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars is arguably one of this year’s most anticipated films. Adapted from YouTuber/Nerdfighter John Green’s 2012 novel of the same name, TFIOS is the love story between two cancer-ridden teens. Promised as this year’s ultimate “weepie” film, it certainly and thankfully breaks its vow, instead translating Green’s literary...
  • Review – The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Wes Anderson’s art house comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel is a whimsical portrait of a lobby boy’s journey from rags to riches. Set in the fictional, central European-esque Republic of Zubrowka, the film centres on the titular hotel during its heyday in the early 1930s. It’s a quirky, meticulously...