Congratulations to Dubliner Ben Cleary on winning Best Live Action Short Film at last night’s Oscars! STUTTERER #irelandmonth16Read more "STUTTERER"
Leonardo DiCaprio is going to win an Oscar, dammit!
Although, let’s be honest, wouldn’t it be gas if he lost yet again?Read more "Oscars 2016: Finally, it’s almost over"
Most moviegoers when they think of editing probably just think ‘the film was too slow’ or ‘they should have cut that one scene’.Read more "Oscars 2016: Best Editing"
Todd Haynes’ “Carol” won five awards on Sunday, including best picture and director, from the Intl. Cinephile Society, an online group consisting of about 100 journalists, film scholars, historians and other industry professionals. Source: ‘Carol’ Named Best Picture by Intl. Cinephile SocietyRead more "‘Carol’ Named Best Picture by Intl. Cinephile Society"
The film does a very good job of both conveying claustrophobia and of showing how Joy makes one little room an everywhere, to borrow Donne’s wordsRead more "Oscars 2016: Room"
God only knows what millennials think of it – you might need to be a bit older and married to fully appreciate it, or at least at one point in your life have been in a long relationship.Read more "Oscars 2016: 45 Years"
Aaron Sorkin’s screenplay is somewhat akin to a medieval morality play, with an Everyman figure confronted with the sins and temptations of his life, personified by various characters taking turns to condemn him.Read more "Oscars 2016: Steve Jobs"
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 […]Read more "Is Spike Lee Doing the Right Thing?"
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 […]Read more "Oscars Nominations"
These are the movies you’ll need to know about so you can talk bullshit about them at dinner parties in the coming months.Read more "21 Films You Need to See this Autumn"