• Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

Hollywood

  • Home
  • Review: Priscilla

Review: Priscilla

Content warning: mentions of sexual assault and abuse With the mixed reviews of Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis (half regarding his creative style and the other half about the real and important…

(W)hy in (G)od’s name do they even have to (A)sk: A Reflection on the WGA strikes

148 days of a historic strike have come to a close for the Writers Guild of America (WGA), and as the dust settles, it is clear that a new era…

Hollywood is Not Ruining our Favourite Books

We always hear that Hollywood ruins good literature. The idea is that films are never as good as the source material and that modern adaptations of classics misrepresent and ‘ruin’…

Chris Brown at the Grammys: why is he still nominated?

The sixty-fifth annual Grammy Awards were marked by monumental firsts, including Robert Glasper’s win in the category of Best R&B Album entitled Black Radio III. This marks Robert Glasper’s, the…

The End of the Award Show?

The decline in viewing figures for awards ceremonies has been well-documented over the past few years. The 2023 Golden Globes, held last month, experienced its lowest-ever viewership, of just 6.3…

Paul Robeson: the Activist Actor

Now mostly remembered for his iconic and stirring rendition of ‘Ol’ Man River’ from the 1936 movie-musical Show Boat, Paul Robeson was not only one of early cinema’s greatest actors,…

Cult Column: Rio Grande

I was surprised after a recent viewing of John Ford’s Rio Grande to find that the film has a rather middling reputation, regarded as a second-tier work. It is admittedly…

The Woman King – A Depiction of Black Pride or an Uneducated Step Backwards

“Terrific”, “Inspirational” and “Rousing” are only some of the descriptors applied to Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Woman King (2022). With a star-studded cast that includes academy award-winner Viola Davis, alongside British…