Fences (2016)

Next up on my whistle stop tour of Oscar nominated pictures is Fences, a big screen adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning 1983 play. Both starring and directed by Denzel Washington, the film is coming in to the Academy Awards ceremony with four nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, so…

American Pastoral (2016)

By all accounts, the journey to adapt Philip Roth’s 1997 novel American Pastoral to the big screen has been a long and arduous one. With development starting way back in 2003, the rights for the film had been switched from studio to studio without ever really getting off the ground, that is, until Paramount Pictures…

Spotlight (2015)

Abuse within the Catholic Church has always been a present and prominent subject matter within cinema. From sombre and affecting dramas like Doubt and The Boys Of St. Vincent to horrifying documentaries like Deliver Us From Evil and Hand Of God, the theme of authoritative misconduct among leading religious figures in their respective parishes is something…