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The Slap that Was Heard Around the World

This article was originally submitted on the 4th April It’s hard to think of a greater example of car crash television than what the world collectively witnessed at this most recent Oscars award show. The event is, of course, no stranger to controversy and incompetence: you may recall the Moonlight/La La Land debacle, or when […]

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Oscars 2022 – Much more than a slap, but a slap it was

“Will Smith just slapped the shit out of me.” The video posted by the Guardian has over 77 million views on YouTube, the already iconic image has spawned thousands of memes, and countless remixes have already dropped on TikTok. But the Oscars 2022 was more than a viral punch; there is a lot to unpack.  […]

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How has Netflix changed the way we understand entertainment?

For the third year in a row, Netflix Films are leading the race in this year’s Academy Awards nominations. 27 appearances in all major categories, show signs of the studio’s dominance in the movie industry and confirm the company has come a long way since it was introduced to the world. But how did this […]

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And the Oscar Goes to…

Midway through the awards season, nominations for the 94th annual Academy Awards were announced on February 8th with surprises, consternation, and excitement in all categories. Despite low ratings, the Oscars still cause a buzz in the film community, and it looks like it’s going to be an interesting ceremony.    The catchphrase for the Oscars this […]

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How Diverse are the 2022 Oscar Nominations?

After last year’s virtual award ceremony, this year’s Oscars will return to its home of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on the 27th of March. Though tuning in at 1 am in the UK may not be the most appealing idea, the results of these awards will reveal how seriously the film industry is attempting […]

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Oscar Nominations 2021: A Year of Firsts

The past year has by no means been easy. As a society we have been asked to stay at home, witnessed injustice, protested and seen governments change, all whilst trying to tackle an international pandemic. However, the film industry has also seen a lot of change, which is evident in this year’s Academy Award nominees. […]

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Malcolm and Marie Review- A Stormy Romance

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The storyline of Malcolm & Marie is simple enough: the titular couple return home after the premier screening of Malcolm’s new film, but all is not well. Here we have a toxic relationship confined to a house in the Hollywood Hills. There’s no escape from the tirades of hate and love. Think Who’s […]

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‘Awards bait’ season amidst a pandemic and what it means for cinema

For all film lovers January is usually an exciting time of year. Audiences flock to the cinemas in their numbers to catch a glimpse of the latest blockbusters or even the indie gems vying for award success. But the pandemic has changed everything. The cinemas being closed means our only chance opportunity to view the […]