Tag: Oscar

Film, Venue

My Best Picture: Parasite

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s film Parasite has been the film on everybody’s lips, generating buzz from Hollywood and far beyond. Buzz within the film industry can often result in a film being overhyped and not living up to the high expectations it has been held to, but that is not the case here.  Parasite…

Film, Venue

R-Patz: Heartthrob to Artthrob

Robert Pattinson dazzled our screens (quite literally) in 2008 with the adaptation of teen hit Twilight, which would go on to produce four more films in the same series and spark Patz’s well-known embarrassment and public hatred for the films. His scruffy hair and gruff demeanour bewitched coming of age kids and bemused their parents….

Film, Venue

Ricky Gervais VS Hollywood

Ricky Gervais has doubled back from what he was in 2009. A UK comedian hired to make a quick laugh at the expense of several glitter bombed Oscar hopefuls. Four Golden Globes later he’s finally been able to shake off the family friendly persona Hollywood sees him having, taking to the stage with a glass…

Film, Venue

Oscar Nominations 2020: Too White?

After the controversy surrounding the #BAFTASsowhite and the near total absence of people of colour in Britain’s premier film awards ceremony, one of the biggest questions surrounding this year’s Academy Awards was whether or not their voters would fare any better in recognising diverse ranges of talent. The purpose of discussing inclusion in awards ceremonies…

Film

Jane Fonda and the funny feminism of 9 to 5

Jane Fonda might have reinvented herself more times than any other Hollywood star. From sex goddess to activist to Oscar winner to fitness video instructor to Netflix regular, she has shed so many identities that perhaps her defining characteristic is her ability to adapt. She’s a fascinating figure, with the extraordinary tenacity it takes to…

Film

Anne Hathaway: Dreaming the dream

When asked to consider the standout acting performances of the silver screen, it is easy to think of the greats: Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet, Helen Mirren’s Elizabeth II, Meryl Streep’s Margaret Thatcher. For me, however, there is only one performance that jumps to mind; one that prompts such a genuine and deeply emotional reaction every time…

News

UEA’s The Favourite Oscar nomination

UEA’s Creative Writing graduate, Deborah Davis’ latest screenplay, The Favourite, has been nominated for the Best Original Screenplay at this year’s Oscar’s. The film stars Olivia Colman (Peep Show), Emma Stone (La La Land), and Rachel Weisz (Disobedience). Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite is set in the 18th century when England and France are…

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