Oscars 2012: Main Oscar predictions

The 84th Academy Awards ceremony takes place this Sunday evening (26 February) at Hollywoods’s Kodak Theatre, with Martin Scorsese’s Hugo leading the way with 11 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Despite its nomination hall, the hot favourites for this year’s main awards include Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist, Brad Pitt’s baseball drama Moneyball and Steven Spielberg’s Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Laura’

★★★★☆  Otto Preminger’s film noir masterpiece Laura (1944) opens with the ominous line “I shall never forget the weekend Laura died”. From there we meet hardboiled NYPD detective Mark McPherson (Dana Andrews) in a stylish New York apartment and observe his interview with the waspish Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb). This Continue Reading