It’s officially Oscar week, and the many hopefuls looking to take home a golden statue are getting prepped for the 89th Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday (26th February), live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. To celebrate the starry and sparkly...
Marvel movie franchises are at quite the crossroad. With X-Men, a new core team of mutants were suited up at the close of X-Men: Apocalypse, and Hugh Jackman is giving up his mantle as Wolverine this year in 2017’s Logan after almost two decades. In...
Without a doubt, Boba Fett is one of the most revered characters in the Star Wars saga. Mainly known in the original Star Wars trilogy, with a debut in The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett was known to be a man of mystery and a cool jet pack. The prequels...
It’s officially Oscar week, and the many hopefuls looking to take home a golden statue are getting prepped for the 89th Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday (26th February), live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. To celebrate the starry and sparkly occasion, we tasked the Filmoria team with selecting their most favourite Oscar-winning film. As long as their pick has attained an Academy Award in any single category, it qualifies, so there are... Read more
Every week, one of the Filmoria team will be pulling a skeleton from their closet in the form of a classic film that they’ve never seen. It could be a film from decades ago or one that has recently been heralded as ‘one of the best’ in recent times, but either way there’ll be one less film on their list of shame. This week, Kevin Perreau discovers what the fuss about the shower scene in Psycho is all about… Whenever I tell people I... Read more
Words: Karen Hamada The best thrillers are often the ones that make you instinctively hold your breath until the film ends. Nothing beats the excitement of a film that keeps you on the edge of your seat. One of the best kinds of thrillers is those involving a race against a clock. Whether that be chasing down an abductor or being trapped in a coffin, the suspense is heightened with a foreboding, impending deadline. Patriots Day is out in cinemas on... Read more
Ever wondered if there was a way that you could predict some of the major Oscar winners each year? Well this infographic from Mr. Gamez may well be your answer! Having taken the average height, weight, and even the hair colour of past winners the infographic uses all of these factors and takes a punt at just who – or what – film, actor or actress could well be walking away with the gold at the end of Sunday night’s event. Admittedly,... Read more
Marvel movie franchises are at quite the crossroad. With X-Men, a new core team of mutants were suited up at the close of X-Men: Apocalypse, and Hugh Jackman is giving up his mantle as Wolverine this year in 2017’s Logan after almost two decades. In respect to Spider-Man, we’ve seen the second reboot of the character in the last 5 years, with all eyes on the next solo outing, which is looking to steer the Marvel staple back in the right direction. But... Read more
Just call him Mr Marvel (which coincidentally is not an obscure character from the Marvel Comics), otherwise known as Stan Lee, the former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, and the creator of some of the most beloved comic book characters ever. With the ever expansive Marvel Cinematic Universe, and all of the Fox and Sony owned Marvel properties paying homage to the now 94 year old genius with a slew of cameo appearances, we thought it was... Read more
Without a doubt, Boba Fett is one of the most revered characters in the Star Wars saga. Mainly known in the original Star Wars trilogy, with a debut in The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett was known to be a man of mystery and a cool jet pack. The prequels shed more light into the clone’s backstory, as the son of the dangerous bounty hunter Jango Fett. Any fan of the Star Wars franchise will know his story, but these are 6 things that you might... Read more
Following the BAFTAs this past Sunday it remained a clear notion that in this day and age we are immensely lucky with the current crop of directors working in cinema. From winning director Damien Chazelle, consistently refreshing directors such as Denis Villeneuve and veterans in the form of Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen still plying their trade, they are just as much the stars of Hollywood as the actors themselves. With this in mind, the team here... Read more
Each week, one of the Filmoria team will be taking a skeleton out of their closet in the form of a movie widely regarded as a classic and finally watching it for the first time. This week, our resident Canadian Hillary Butler goes on the run with Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis in Thelma & Louise… “What?!! You’ve never seen Thelma & Louise?” was the response I got whenever I told anyone I was doing this piece. As... Read more
This week’s release of John Lee Hancock’s The Founder brings the darker side of American big business to the fore. It’s the story of Ray Kroc, the milkshake machine salesman who discovered a revolutionary fast food outlet in California and turned it into the business that today feeds 1% of the global population. McDonald’s. But it’s also about ambition and winning at all costs, regardless of the casualties along the way. The world... Read more
Maren Ade’s bracingly original (and Academy Award-nominated) Toni Erdmann – a creatively ambidextrous, almost uncategorisable tour de force of modern German cinema – is out now in cinemas across the UK. The film opened over here on 3rd February, following a thunderous showcase on the festival circuit which began all the way back at Cannes last May. On 7th February – just FOUR DAYS after its theatrical release – Variety... Read more
Everyone loves a thriller don’t they? It’s a genre so intense that it forces us to forget our everyday lives and become totally absorbed in the on-screen action. With the upcoming home entertainment release of Marauders on the 20th February, we’ve decided to take a look at the best thrillers revolving around the theme of bank robberies. The particular combination ensures intellectual complexity and suspenseful action in waves, so hold on tight,... Read more