Film Review: Richard Jewell

★★★☆☆ Industry commentators were somewhat taken aback by Kathy Bates’ Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in Clint Eastwood’s latest “fact-based” drama, Richard Jewell. Not only was this seen as the sacrilegious nod that knocked Hustlers’ Jennifer Lopez out of the Oscar race, but it was also for a Continue Reading

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Film Review: Uncut Gems

★★★★☆ Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch-Drunk Love has long been held aloft by Adam Sandler advocates as proof of the 53-year-old’s acting chops. While years of shoddy comedies have undone some of that good work, A24 and Netflix thriller Uncut Gems is another sorely-needed reminder of his obvious talents. The latest film from Continue Reading

Film Review: The Farewell

★★★★☆ “Based on an actual lie” is the text that sets audiences up rather nicely for the lilting tone of Sundance hit The Farewell, the deeply personal and semi-autobiographical second feature from American writer and director Lulu Wang. Hoping to capitalise on the representational ground gained by last year’s Crazy Rich Continue Reading

Oscars 2019: Green Book wins Best Picture, Colman is Best Actress

Several surprise wins livened up an otherwise low-key 91st Academy Awards, with Green Book trumping Roma to Best Picture and Olivia Colman besting Glenn Close for her role as Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite. Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody won the most awards on the night with four, including Best Actor for Rami Malek, while Roma and Black Panther both took Continue Reading