THE 93RD BEST PICTURE OSCAR NOMINEES

After an arduous year and a lengthy delay, we’ve finally reached the film lover’s highlight of the year: the Academy Awards. Tonight, an adapted, transatlantic ceremony is airing with an unpredictability unlike recent years. As well as setting itself up to be a surprise of an event, throughout this year’s long awards season a different […]

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NOMADLAND

The last of my Best Picture nominee reporting is the season’s sort-of frontrunner. Nomadland is about Fern, a woman who, in her early sixties, has had her world pulled from under her and responded by adopting a nomad lifestyle. In her van she travels America, working odd jobs and meeting a plethora of people, learning […]

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THE ICON AWARDS: WINNERS

After a full year of fantastic cinema, it all comes down to this one weekend. Filmmakers all over the world anxiously await to see if they have one the world’s most coveted film award: it’s the first annual ICON Awards! Yes, myself and exceptional Jamie from When the Credits Roll are hosting our own film […]

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PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

Trigger warning for this article: due to the nature of the film, I will be discussing sexual assault. Since it was announced, Promising Young Woman has been at the top of my most anticipated watchlist. Now it’s finally available in the UK, with Oscars weekend looming, and after weeks of trying to assemble my thoughts, I’ve […]

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MANK

One of two Netflix originals to be nominated for Best Picture at this year’s Oscar ceremony is Mank – David Fincher’s first film since 2014s Gone Girl. That was a huge film to follow, which is evidenced in the six year gap and, unfortunate drop in punchiness. The film is about Herman J. Mankiewicz, screenwriter […]

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MINARI

If art tells us anything, it’s that people can connect to other people’s experiences and passions regardless if they have ever experienced it themselves in a beautiful way. Minari demonstrates that at it’s absolute best, telling the story of a Korean American family as they begin a new life in 1980s Arkansas to start a […]

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THE FATHER

It’s officially Oscars week! I’m on track for watching and posting about every Best Picture nominee before the ceremony for the first year ever, and tonight I’m tuning in to this years latecomer (of sorts): The Father. Co-written and directed by Florian Zeller, based on his 2012 play Le Père, The Father follows an elderly […]

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SOUND OF METAL

There tends to be, each awards season, at least one film that you can see the passion emanating off of, and is obviously a project created out of sheer love. Sound of Metal is 2021’s, and after I first watched this in an early screening late last year, I am delighted to see it finally […]

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PALM SPRINGS

God I love watching a film for the first time and realising it’s going to a favourite. Palm Springs is that. Released online, Palm Springs is from director Max Barbakow, written by Andy Siara and starring Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti. After premiering at Sundance in early 2020, the film became record holder for highest […]

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THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

Netflix has two Best Picture nominations this year, and the first is The Trial of Chicago 7, released October of last year. Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, with an all star cast of Hollywoods best working male actors, the Oscar Contender tells the true story of the American court case against seven individual activists […]

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