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…

‘Loving’ Review

Jeff Nichols’ most recent release is the kind of character-orientated story that he is an expert at delivering. This time it focuses on real-life couple Richard and Mildred Loving, and a historic case that changed the United States’ constitution. The film follows the aforementioned couple, as they are persecuted for their marriage under the law, and…

‘Hidden Figures’ Review

[Sidenote: I saw this before the Oscars] Based on the remarkably untold true story of the black women behind some of the most important calculations in NASA’s space race, Hidden Figures is a brilliantly entertaining and inspiring film that is a great tribute to the work and the women whose story it depicts. The film…

‘Fences’ Review

[Sidenote: I saw this before the Oscars] Another of the big awards film’s finally makes it to UK screens, and brings along an acting masterclass. Based on August Wilson’s award-winning play, Fences details the life of Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington), a sanitation worker, and his relationships with his family as they are put through the trials…

‘Moonlight’ Review

[Sidenote: I saw this before the Oscars] Barry Jenkins’ critically acclaimed coming of age story should be celebrated not only for its cinematic achievement, but for its depiction of minorities not seen enough on film. Based loosely on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, the film follows Chiron, a young black boy struggling…

The Oscars 2017

OKAY, WOAH. HOLD UP. WHAT JUST HAPPENED. Let’s start at the end because that’s the only place to begin on an Oscar night that was quite historic, and not just for good reasons. So…the Best Picture winner was Moonlight, but due to an envelope mix-up, La La Land was announced as the recipient of the award.…

Oscars 2017: Predictions and Opinions

Film’s biggest night is finally here; it’s the Oscars. We’ve had awards ceremonies galore leaving certain locks and open races in the various categories here tonight. Will La La Land sweep the board? Who will be named Best Actor? What upsets or shocks might there be? With Jimmy Kimmel as the host, the night should…