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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…

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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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Oscar bait

Oscar bait; you’ll know it when you see it. From day one of marketing they are hungry for Academy Award nominations. You’ll feel it from their frenzied press tours and crammed twitter feeds. Think serious, dramatic, probably starring Jennifer Lawrence, and there you have it: this year’s Best Picture. Or at least one of the…

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