The 93rd Annual Academy Awards: Head vs. Heart

We made it guys. We bloody MADE it. In a year that somehow managed to last more than a decade (or so it feels), the COVID-19 pandemic has not managed to curtail the Academy Awards in the same way that it laid waste to so many different ceremonies across 2020. In suck in just before…

The Father (2020)

When the time comes to make one’s way through the annual bunch of Oscar nominated films, I treat the task very much like Pokemon, I gotta catch ’em all! My task for this year is nearly complete, with one of the few ‘major category’ films still to check off the list being Florian Zeller’s The…

Top Ten: Films Of 2020

Well well well, what can one possibly say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? This has been a year to forget societally, medically, and to a certain extent, cinematically. Many of the year’s big movies were postponed, and from a personal standpoint, many of the big movies that did go ahead proved to be…

Parasite (2019)

Something really awesome happened last night. For the first time in its 92 year history, a foreign language film won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. When you consider just how many incredible international films have graced the big screen since the 1920s, this is an amazing achievement, and along with statuettes for Best Original…

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards: Head vs. Heart

That’s right, it’s that time of the year again! The time when my BFF and I sit underneath 46 blankets infant of my TV from 1am to 5am to see who takes home the most coveted prizes in the movie business. Oscar night complete with too much food is a long standing tradition in my…

The 91st Annual Academy Awards: Head vs. Heart

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Forget Christmas, I’m here for the pomp and ceremony of the Oscars! I’m not going to lie, it’s been a fairly mixed for me on the nominee front. Some categories are absolutely popping, whilst others feel decidedly dull. No matter what, though, I’ll be there with my…

Green Book (2018)

If you were going to come up with a film that spoke to all of the historic preferences of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, then you would most likely end up with something that looks like Green Book. Period setting? Check. Race relations theming? Check. Previous Oscar winners and nominees? Check. Inspired…

Vice (2018)

Looking back on it, it’s probably fair to say that my first memories of American politics in any real sense came during the years of the George W. Bush administration. Being born in 1989, Bill Clinton was pretty much a guy who was mentioned in the Animaniacs theme and a guy who did something naughty…

The Favourite (2018)

Happy New Year everybody! Christmas may have disappeared over the horizon, but for me personally, right now is the most wonderful time of the year. January ticks over and we enter full blown awards season! There are more films I’m excited to see in the next eight weeks than in the whole of the summer,…

Top Ten: Films Of 2018

Here we are again folks, we made it! Another year passed and another year of films to assess. I managed to see a record high 74 films at the cinema this year, and if I say so myself, 2018 was a bit of a banger in terms of great releases. It’s been harder to whittle…