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‘The Mole Agent’ Is A Touching, Timely Tale Of Elderly

An octogenarian goes undercover in a nursing home in The Mole Agent, Chilean director Maite Alberdi’s enjoyably odd Oscar-nominated documentary. While attempting to unearth evidence of abuse, he discovers something different altogether. Within the first few seconds of The Mole Agent, a large, framed photo of Scarface villain Tony Montana is shown hanging from a […]Read More

‘Judas And The Black Messiah’ – Fred Hampton Biopic As

“I… Am… A Revolutionary!” These dominant words will be racing through your brain after Judas and the Black Messiah’s brutal climax. It’s a simple phrase, but its powerful implications have a hopeful universality that is always relevant. Judas and the Black Messiah explores this universal struggle against the powers that be, and the inevitable injustices that those who […]Read More

‘Mank’ Leads The Way In 93rd Academy Award Nominations

Nick Jones and Priyanka Chopra Jonas announced the latest batch of Academy Award nominees, with biopic Mank leading the pack with 11 nominations. David Fincher’s passion project about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz is up for numerous Academy Award categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Gary Oldman and Best Supporting Actress for Amanda […]Read More

Black and white version of ‘Parasite’ coming to UK cinemas

After being the first foreign-language film to take home Best Picture at the Oscars, Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite is being re-released in black and white. The new version of Parasite premiered at Rotterdam’s International Film Festival back in January and will now officially be released in the UK on July 24 on the Curzon Home Cinema […]Read More

Show Stopper: Oscars postponed until April 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has officially announced a two month postponement of the 2021 Oscars Awards ceremony due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The eligibility period for films, previously standardised as 31 December annually, has also been extended. The new deadline is 28 February 2021. This comes after the Academy announced […]Read More

Film News: Nominations Announced for Oscars 2020

After an awards season rife with controversy, infighting and a lot of white men, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed its list of Oscars nominations for the past twelve months of film. With some welcome surprises and a smidgeon more diversity than the BAFTAs could trudge up, there is also the […]Read More

Film News: David Lynch Receives Honorary Oscar

Industry veterans are no stranger to the Academy Awards. Year after year the same directors attend Hollywood’s most revered award show, receiving multiple accolades for their work. However, one exception has always been cult filmmaker David Lynch, whose breadth of work including the likes of Twin Peaks, Eraserhead and Wild at Heart has burrowed its […]Read More

Film News: A24 Release Limited Edition Books

Since its inception seven years ago, A24 has taken great strides in transforming itself from a fledgling production company into a powerhouse of independent cinema, with no less than 25 Academy Awards under their belt. With films such as Lady Bird, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and this year’s cult summer hit, Midsommar, it […]Read More

Film News: Hitler Satire “Jojo Rabbit” Scoops Top Prize at

An “anti-hate satire” about a ten-year-old boy whose imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler has just won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival, firmly establishing its front-runner position in the Oscars race. Second place went to Noah Baumbach’s divorce drama Marriage Story, with third place going to Bong Joon-ho’s hotly anticipated Parasite. Jumping […]Read More

Film News: BAFTA Introduces New Casting Category

For the first time in twenty years, BAFTA are introducing a brand new category into its film and television awards. The award for casting will be aimed at the casting directors who pair actors to their respective characters and who, until now, have been the only credited role in a film not to have their […]Read More

Film News: A new and improved Oscar category?

This week saw The Academy alter several of its deep-rooted guidelines. Among the changes was the acceptance of films produced by online platforms, cough *Netflix* cough, as well as the renaming of the ‘Best Foreign Film’ category to ‘Best International Film’. While last year’s phenomenon, Netflix’s Roma, had been tipped to win the award for […]Read More

Film News: Full List of Oscar Nominees 2019 Announced

The nominees for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced after much speculation. 6000 members of the Academy voted for their favourite films of the year, and the shortlisted nominees were announced today in Hollywood by Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross. The ceremony will be held on February 24 in Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre. […]Read More