Film reviews and more

Day: 28 March 2019

Oscars 2020: Who are the likely candidates?

With this year’s Oscars now behind us, what better time to throw in our lot and offer some predictions for next year’s winners? While the last few years have suggested that the Academy may be moving in a more progressive direction, with legitimate masterpieces like Moonlight seeing off more conventional Oscar bait, the 2019 awards, dogged by controversy, seemed to […]

Five movie diamonds in the rough

For as long as Hollywood has been making movies (since 1910, in case you’re wondering), the stars and luminaries of the industry have had a love affair with diamonds. They’ve long been a symbol of power, wealth, and status in an industry where those attributes matter more than almost anything else. They’ve even become a calling card for some […]

Film Review: Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

★★★★☆ Stories on the seductive power of fame are omnipresent in film. Focusing on one’s disastrous downfall, all suffered at their own hands, these tales date back to mythological tales of Icarus. Acting as a soothing antidote to this narrative arises Steve Sullivan’s documentary Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story. Carefully approaching the life of artist Chris Sievey as […]