Tags : hollywood

Obituary: Olivia De Havilland dies aged 104

The Golden Age sets further on the hills of Hollywood with the passing of Olivia De Havilland, at the age of 104. Havilland was one of the few left from Hollywood’s Golden Age, an era of glitz, glamour, heroes and heroines. The British-American actress is best known for her role as Melanie Hamilton opposite Vivien […]Read More

BBC iPlayer Adds Classic Hollywood Films to Watch For Free

Have you always said that, one day, you’ll eventually get round to watching the classics, but Netflix just doesn’t have enough of them? That excuse has officially expired, as BBC iPlayer has just added a treasure trove of Hollywood classics onto its streaming platform, free of charge. With the addition of twenty-six films from RKO […]Read More

Film News: Outrage as Jack Whitehall is cast as first

Disney has come under fire for choosing to cast Jack Whitehall, a straight man, as Disney’s first “openly gay” character, who is set to be “hugely effete, very camp and very funny.” Members of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as many others, have said that the role should be given to a gay actor and […]Read More

Let’s discuss Ghost In The Shell & “whitewashing”

We’re about to get into what may seem like a heated debate over ‘whitewashing’ and reaction differences between the original Ghost In The Shell and the Hollywood re-make starring Scarlett Johannson, warning. Full Spoilers ahead. Furthermore, these are my opinions, I’m not saying anyone is ‘right or wrong’, I’m just looking at the situations and giving […]Read More

Ghostbusters: Sexism in the Face of Change

On the 29th of April, 2016, Ghostbusters became the most disliked movie trailer on Youtube. On paper, this seems like a wonderful act of defiance; the start of a multiplex revolt. Audiences who swarm the local cinemas had risen up in opposition of the unnecessary reboot. We now opposed the un-originality of the modern cinema. […]Read More

Film News: Hollywood caught in race row as Leonardo DiCaprio

Hollywood is coming under target yet again after rumours emerged that Leonardo DiCaprio is to play Jalaluddin al-Rumi, the prolific 13th century Persian poet. David Franzoni – the Oscar winning writer of Gladiator­ –­ caused outrage after saying he wanted the white actor to play the Middle-Eastern poet. Somewhat ironically, Franzoni had previously stated that […]Read More

Film News and Debate: Fox and Paramount to have no

While in the music world, 2016 has been the year of the women with both Adele and Rihanna breaking British music records, in the film world, we have been reminded of the great inequalities that exist between the sexes. Earlier this week, it was announced that two of Hollywood’s biggest studios – 20th Century Fox […]Read More

Sexism in Cinema: We Need to Do Better

Award ceremonies such as the Golden Globes and the Oscars are a momentous occasion for both film lovers and those working in the industry alike. Their job is to celebrate and represent what cinema has achieved over the course of the year; unfortunately, however, they also seem to represent the casual sexism still apparent in Hollywood […]Read More