Is Spike Lee Doing the Right Thing?


Following last year’s #OscarsSoWhite brouhaha, Hollywood is once again embroiled in racial controversy, with several high-profile black filmmakers planning to boycott this year’s Academy Awards due to a lack of diversity among the nominees. Jada Pinkett-Smith has suggested she and her husband Will Smith won’t be there (Smith was expected to be nominated for Concussion: he […]

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Oscars Nominations


Let the orgy of campaigning and back-slapping begin. This morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards. Among the expected nominees are Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, and Sylvester Stallone. Surprises include Lenny Abrahamon’s nomination as Best Director for Room (it is also […]

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Golden Globes Predictions


Digital marketing company iQuanti has tracked how much actors, TV shows and movies were searched for on the Internet in 2015, and based on the data, these are their predictions for who will win at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. iQuanti is equating popularity with success – and unlike other film awards, the Hollywood […]

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X is for Xanadu


X is for Xanadu In Xanadu did Kubla Khan A stately pleasure-dome decree: Where Alph, the sacred river, ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. – Coleridge I was going to write something about Orson Welles yesterday, but then I realised that I still needed something for the letter X. So […]

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