Film

Loving

Loving tells the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, whose unlawful interracial marriage and subsequent court case resulted in the federal ban on anti-miscegenation laws in the US. It sounds like perfect Oscar-bait material, but director Jeff...

Gold

Gold is a film which depicts the human hunger for unparalleled, near-impossible opportunities, which are perhaps too good to be true. It is based on the true events of the 1990s mining scandal that shook Wall Street into an uncontrolled frenzy, from...

Prevenge

After co-writing and starring in the indie hit that was 2012’s Sightseers, and going on to charm audiences in the strange and lovely Black Mountain Poets (2015), it seems fair to say that Alice Lowe’s directorial debut would meet with high...

Fences

Based upon August Wilson’s play of the same name – Wilson here also adapting his own work – Denzel Washington’s third directorial outing impresses as much as it frustrates. At well over two hours long and being set, on the whole,...

A glorious feeling: musicals on screen

La La Land is where Damien Chazelle and his team are right now after breaking the record for the most Golden Globes ever won, and equalling the record for the most Oscar nominations. It’s been called one of the most original and inventive films in...

Hacksaw Ridge

It is practically a certainty that every year, around awards season, an ambitious director will attempt to seduce the Oscar panel with a glossy, dramatic war epic attempting the same majesty as Saving Private Ryan. The war genre has seen...

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