It’s been something of a strange pre-release for Asghar Farhadi’s latest The Salesman. Even before many get the chance to see the film, it has been the subject of much talk due to events in the US in recent months, but in a strange way this all works...
Tonight sees the 89th Academy Awards unfold in Hollywood, and your celebrations start right here! We want to know your personal selection of winners for tonight’s winners, as well as your predictions. Do you want to see La La Land waltz to a majority...
The red carpets are ready to roll for the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, 26th February, in which the cream of filmmaking’s crop will be taking their seats at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the prestigious occasion. One of the biggest talking...
It’s been something of a strange pre-release for Asghar Farhadi’s latest The Salesman. Even before many get the chance to see the film, it has been the subject of much talk due to events in the US in recent months, but in a strange way this all works in its favour. Farhadi’s latest has been building in momentum and anticipation throughout the period, and indeed its recent win for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in February only... Read more
Paul Verhoeven’s Elle – his first theatrical release in over a decade – shows that even after a prolonged absence, the Dutch provocateur hasn’t lost even an ounce of his bite. This distinctly unsettling glance into forbidden fantasy provides a glorious exploration of our psyche’s darkest recesses, exceptionally carried by Isabelle Huppert; unquestionably the finest screen actress at work today. As you’ve likely... Read more
Barry Jenkins’ Academy Award-winning drama Moonlight is an impeccable work of film language. Through ideology, tone, symbolism, and visual cues, it curates a landscape of an unspoken life, forever wishing to be heard. In its subtleness lies remarkable beauty and pathos – two incredibly important elements that should be championed rather than overlooked. In this brilliant video essay by ScreenPrism, Jenkins’ coming-of-ager is decoded... Read more
The Oscars has suffered an array of embarrassing moments across its illustrious career, but chances are, we aren’t likely to see something more disastrous than the Best Picture mix-up on Sunday night for quite some time. Following the highly awkward and mind-blowing altercation, in which Damien Chazelle’s La La Land was incorrectly named as Best Picture, before officials infiltrated the stage mid-acceptance speech to confirm that actually... Read more
Tonight sees the 89th Academy Awards unfold in Hollywood, and your celebrations start right here! We want to know your personal selection of winners for tonight’s winners, as well as your predictions. Do you want to see La La Land waltz to a majority victory, or is the heartfelt humanity of Moonlight something you favour? Does the great Denis Villeneuve have a chance for the Directing win, with his beguiling oddity Arrival, or could Mel Gibson’s... Read more
The red carpets are ready to roll for the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, 26th February, in which the cream of filmmaking’s crop will be taking their seats at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the prestigious occasion. One of the biggest talking points this, and indeed every awards season, is those who have been omitted from the nominations, or those who fail to walk away with a coveted Oscar on the evening. Ahead of Sunday’s ceremony,... Read more
Ever reliable for a cinematic cackle are prolific YouTube channel Screen Junkies, and ahead of this Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards, the comedy group have provided a side-splitting Honest Trailer for the Best Picture nominees. Poking fun at the likes of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land (which gets an ingenious new title…), and Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge, this is quite simply a must-watch, and a perfect antidote to all that nauseating... Read more
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
Director Damien Chazelle’s ode to the Golden Age of Hollywood, La La Land, is the most lauded film this awards season, with a record-equalling fourteen Academy Award nominations. Suffice to say, the critically-acclaimed musical comedy is favourite to win big at the Oscars this Sunday. Arriving online is some fascinating footage which sees the filmmaker on-set in Los Angeles conducting rehearsals for the film’s big opening sequence “Another... Read more
It looks as though the Academy are feeling a little silly after brazenly neglecting to nominate the great Amy Adams for either of her impeccable performances this awards season. After all, she could have been recognised – and rightfully won – for either Arrival or Nocturnal Animals, but it seems as though amends are attempting to be made, as she’s been asked to present an Oscar during next Sunday’s ceremony. Adams joins an... Read more
We’ve had the Golden Globes, we’ve had the SAG Awards, and the BAFTAs arrive this weekend. Awards Season is well-and-truly underway, and all sights are set on the performers, and filmmakers who will walk away with that coveted Academy Award later this month. Here’s the thing though: the Oscar nominations were pretty terrible. Okay, seriously terrible. So much so that it became our duty to the art form we cherish, and right the many wrongs of... Read more
Nominated for three Academy Awards at this year’s Oscars – including a wholly deserved Best Actress nod for Natalie Portman – director Pablo Larraín’s Jackie is one of the finest films in contention for awards glory later this month. Read our ★★★★★ review of Jackie here Ahead of the ceremony, which takes place on Sunday, 26th February, The Academy hosted a special conversation piece with the filmmakers behind the... Read more