‘Logan’ Review

For the somethingth or other installment in the X-men franchise in the sea of superhero films we find ourselves in, Logan manages to do something really different with the genre. This is a grittier, more western-like film that feels less fantastical and more real. The film follows Logan (Hugh Jackman, in his final appearance as…

It’s Red Nose Day Actually

Last Friday was Red Nose Day here in the UK, the biennial day dedicated to the charity Comic Relief (which Love Actually writer-director, Richard Curtis, is also a founder of) which does brilliant work to help those in need around the world. The highlight of this day is the all night telethon which features sketches…

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Review

Remaking one of Disney’s most successful, beloved classics (and the first animation to garner an Oscar Best Picture nomination) is a tall task, and one it seems many filmmakers will be tackling in this flurry of live-action remakes. Bill Condon and his brilliant cast and crew though, manage to pull it off. What could have…

The Bechdel Test

In honour of International Women’s Day, I thought I’d take a look at the Bechdel Test, what it is, and whether it is useful. The Bechdel Test is primarily used to examine the representation of women and whether their characters are people in their own right, or, effectively, ‘accessories’ to the men. In order for…

Oscars Autopsy: Why Moonlight Won Best Picture

Regardless of the mix-up in the presenting of the award, Moonlight‘s win was one of the biggest upsets in Oscar history. Looking purely at the results of other awards shows, La La Land would have been (and was) fully expected to win, having swept up virtually every Best Film award. It therefore makes it seem even…