Oscar

Film Review: Waves is both a stirring and sobering experience

July 9, 2020

Despite this year’s Oscars honouring one of 2019’s more diverse offerings (Bong Joon-ho’s Korean black comedy/thriller Parasite), the whitewashing of the event was overwhelming.  In a cinematic year where actors of colour delivered universally-praised performances (see Lupita Nyong’o in Us, Awkwafina in The Farewell, and Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers, for a start), it was disappointing that […]

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The Academy Awards 2020: #OscarsNotSoWhiteAfterAll

February 11, 2020

When the 92nd annual Academy Award nominations were announced, it was difficult to not note the elephant in the room.  Within moments, #OscarsSoWhite was trending and more memes than you could possibly create were birthed making a mockery of the Academy’s decision to snub people of colour and women in a majority of categories; despite […]

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Tom Hanks becomes real life hero pilot Chesley Sullenberg in the first trailer for Sully

July 5, 2016

There’s an early air of Oscar potential generating from Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood’s next film, Sully, after the trailer premiered earlier this week. The film to be directed by Clint Eastwood, will follow the story of heroic US pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who made history when he safely landed US Airways Flight 1549 on New […]

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