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The Mechanics of Voting in the Oscars

Who votes? The Oscars are voted for by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As of 2018, the Academy has over 6,600 members. Each member belongs to a particular branch of the Academy, such as the directors branch…

Film In Review: Lady Bird

Against the backdrop of Sacramento, California, Saoirse Ronan plays Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson, authentically embodying the unbelievable selfishness and naivety of adolescence. Greta Gerwig’s solo-directorial debut perfectly captures the coming of age of a teenager in the early 2000s, interspersed…

Oscars Preview: The Post

Set in 1971, Steven Spielberg’s latest project The Post, a political thriller written by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, follows the intense journey of the staff of The Washington Post as they attempt to find and release the Pentagon Papers….

Oscar Preview: Darkest Hour

Director: Joe Wright Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane & Ronald Pickup Runtime: 125 mins It’s interesting that two of the Best Picture nominees for this year’s Academy Awards, both Darkest Hour and Dunkirk,…

Oscar Predictions

Award season is well and truly underway. With the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards in every cinephile’s rear view window, the Oscars will soon be upon us. The prevailing theme of this year’s award season is that every…

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Awards Season Darling or Controversial Mess?

Director: Martin McDonagh Cast: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones & Lucas Hedges Martin McDonagh is known for his rather twisted, dark comedy style of film, as seen in the 2008 crime drama-comedy, In Bruges. Three Billboards…