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Daniel Green

BIFA 2021: Belfast and Boiling Point lead nominations

This year’s BIFA nominations announcement saw something of a David vs. Goliath struggle unfold, as Kenneth Branagh’s Oscar-tipped Belfast tied with Philip Barantini’s low budget, one-shot thriller Boiling Point on 11 nods a piece.

Oscars 2021: Our final predictions

After one of the longest awards seasons in living memory, the 93rd Academy Awards are almost upon us. Pandemic or no pandemic, this year’s nominations have been welcomed for their diversity and inclusivity, with celebrated indies […]

Baftas 2021: Nomadland wins Best Film, Best Director

The winners of this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards were announced earlier this evening at a Covid-safe, audienceless ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Nomadland was the big story of the night, winning both Best Film and […]

Film Review: Beastie Boys Story

★★★☆☆ New York hip hop antagonists Beastie Boys are a group who have often defied the very notion of pigeon-holing, blending elements of rap, punk and a myriad of samples into their own unique sound. So […]

CPH:DOX 2020: The Fight for Greenland review

★★★☆☆ The opening film of this year’s hastily – and impressively – digitised CPH:DOX festival, Kenneth Sorento’s The Fight for Greenland offers a balanced, clear-eyed view of an indigenous populace grappling with the prospect of autonomy […]

CPH:DOX 2020: Digital programme preview

With the Cannes Film Festival now postponing its 2020 edition in light of the global Covid-19 epidemic until late June at the earliest, and other major fests either cancelling or delaying in recent weeks, CPH:DOX has […]

Oscars 2020: Our final predictions

It may be early February but – thanks to a compressed awards season – the 92nd Academy Awards are almost upon us. Once again, concerns over diversity and representation have dominated the discourse, with only one […]

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 […]

Baftas 2020: 1917 turns one-shot into 7 wins

The winners of this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards were announced earlier this evening at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Graham Norton. 1917 was the big story of the night, winning both Best Film and Best Director […]

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 […]

Film Review: The Personal History of David Copperfield

★★★☆☆ Acclaimed satirist Armando Iannucci follows up the pitch-black delights of 2017’s The Death of Stalin with The Personal History of David Copperfield, a relatively conventional Charles Dickens adaptation embellished with occasional flashes of the Scotsman’s […]

Baftas 2020: Joker leads the pack with 11 nominations

The nominations for this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards were announced this morning. Todd Phillips’ Joker led the way with a huge eleven nominations, followed by Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon […]

Golden Globes 2020: 1917, Parasite and Awkwafina victorious

Despite receiving a total of 34 nominations across film and television, Netflix limped away from this year’s Golden Globes ceremony with just two awards – Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story’s Laura Dern and Olivia Colman […]