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
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
Stephen King, known for his many haunting stories of creepy monsters and disturbing memories, is soon becoming very prominent again. His new It remake is set to be released later this year, and his new anthology series has just revealed its first teaser trailer. Very little is known about the show, but will be produced by Stephen King and J.J. Abrams, and released on Hulu. The series will be set in its title, Castle Rock, a fictional town created... Read more
The sad fact is that all good things come to an end eventually. Some TV shows seem to go on forever, then there are those shows that are distressingly canceled after just a few seasons. Are you one of the many who binge-watch your favourite shows or do you follow the airing schedule? Many of us feast on a TV series by buying the DVD set or most commonly nowadays by streaming or downloading entire shows. Just as television dominates popular culture,... 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
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
“The film we need now” has become a familiar refrain since the start of the year: anything romantic, feelgood or uplifting gets the label. Rays of sunshine amid all the current uncertainty. But what about films that come closer to capturing the current tone, our worries about the changes surrounding us? They’ve been noticeably in the minority, but now we have a mutant – and a hero – to redress the balance. Logan. The third and, so it seems,... 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
The HBO mini-series is a delightful thing indeed. Whilst the premium cable service’s flagship works such as Game of Thrones, Veep, and Westworld promise recurring drama of emphatic quality, their slighter, one-off works are constantly exquisite; always feeling cinematic due to immaculate narrative design, and of course, thoroughbred talent. After the brilliance of The Night Of (2016), Olive Kitteridge (2014), and one’s personal favourite,... Read more
Blisteringly tense, yet profoundly human, director Peter Berg’s Patriots Day – his third pairing with leading man Mark Wahlberg – is filmmaking of an astonishing calibre. This delicately plotted, thoughtfully curated police procedural is equally profound and dignified; paying tremendous respect to the everyday heroes of Boston, and indeed the great city itself. And yet it never once shies away from the cruel truth of our turbulent... 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