Is the Oscar Statue a Joke?
Features

Is the Oscar Statue a Joke?

It’s January, and that means one thing in movie world – Oscar nomination day. Always an exciting day in the industry, its the time when journalists around the glove list their predictions before questioning the incoming nominations. There are always certain dead-sets – this year, probably The Grand Budapest Hotel, Gone Girl, Birdman – and sometimes, … Continue reading

The Wolf of Wall Street
Comedy / Drama / Films

The Wolf of Wall Street

2013 was the year of excess – the year Hollywood was drawn to decadence, impossible wealth and suspect morals. First there was Korine’s surreal and artistic Spring Breakers, then, Sofia Coppola’s vapid, but comically chilling The Bling Ring, and finally Baz Luhrmann’s misguided and overblown on the Great American Novel, The Great Gatsby. The final … Continue reading

12 Years a Slave
Drama / Films

12 Years a Slave

McQueen’s films are occasionally difficult to watch; taking an unflinching and quasi-documentary approach to their lurid, bordering on body-horror styled subject matter. Considering the director’s relative newcomer status, McQueen’s first two movies – 2008’s Hunger and 2011’s Shame – garnered a huge amount of critical acclaim, with viewers praising McQueen’s measured directing and his mature … Continue reading