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Uncovering Curiosities: Alan Parker’s MISSISSIPPI BURNING

The heat from Alan Parker’s Mississippi Burning can still be felt more than 30 years after its 1988 release. This 1960s set drama (which is loosely based on real events) still packs a hefty emotional punch. Chris Gerolmo’s script makes it strong [...]

August 2, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE

 Nancy Meyers – 2003 Nancy Meyers‘ Something’s Gotta Give is a brilliant old-fashioned romantic comedy which has similar vibes to The Philadelphia Story. There’s a relaxed and loose feel to the whole thing which make the [...]

June 13, 2021

Oscars 2021: The Full Academy Awards Winners List

The big winner at the 93rd Academy Awards was Nomadland, scoring three wins for Best Picture, Best Director for Chloe Zhao (the first woman of colour and only second woman to win best director)and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.  Anthony [...]

April 26, 2021

Remembering THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner during the 2017/2018 awards season and Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell won awards by the bucket-load for their performances. It’s a wonderfully composed piece of [...]

November 5, 2020

Academy Awards: 2018 Oscars Winners And Nominees

The 2018 Oscars offered no surprises. Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney all won. Roger Deakins finally scored a little bald man and Guillermo De Toro bagged Best Director. Get Out brought home the Best Screenplay for [...]

March 5, 2018

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