With a number of projects delayed due to the pandemic, 2022 looks set to be another bumper year for established directors and emerging talents alike. Here are just a handful of films we’re desperate to watch (or, in some cases, rewatch) in the new year.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
★★★☆☆ 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 […]
★★★☆☆ 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 […]
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 […]
Parasite’s Korean director Bong Joon-ho upset the odds to win both Best Picture and Best Director at this year’s Academy Awards on a night of mixed feelings over the Academy’s perceived lack of diversity. Sam Mendes’ […]
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 […]
★★★★☆ 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 […]
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 […]
★★★☆☆ 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 […]