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February 13, 2017

BAFTA Roundup: La La Land Wins Big, “I, Daniel Blake” Follows Behind

Here are some of the key highlights of this year’s BAFTA awards: La La Land led from the front: The Hollywood musical was nominated in 11 categories, and won in five, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Film and Best Actress for Emma Stone. Just ahead of the Oscars, the film shows no signs of slowing down, with it dominating every single award show ceremony so far. La La Land has already smashed the record for the most Golden Globes, winning a total of seven awards last month.

Emma Stone Wins the Best Actress Award

  British director Ken Loach has finally won his first non-honorary Bafta for gritty benefits drama I, Daniel Blake which had [...]

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February 9, 2014

Dallas Buyers Club – Review

Dallas Buyers Club – Movie Review

Dallas Buyers Club is a gritty drama which boldly tackles the issue of homosexuality in 1980’s America. There is little else to say other than this film is a great piece of art which should most definitely be in contention for Academy Awards.

The story revolves around the protagonist Ron Woodroof who is diagnosed with HIV in a time where there is little treatment given to those who have the illness. He overcomes the prejudice surrounding HIV and the matter of homosexual intercourse and the character grows throughout the film, like most people in Dallas he abhors “faggots” but he befriends Raymon (Jared Leto) who is a a [...]

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January 11, 2014

2014 BAFTA Nominations – Is Gravity over-hyped?

Gravity – Is it overhyped?

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It was recently announced that ‘Gravity‘ seized 11 BAFTA nominations making it the lead contender which beat ’12 Years a Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’.  This didn’t come as a shock to me as I knew the British film institution would favor a film developed in the UK over others such as Russell’s ‘American Hustle’.  Although it wasn’t a shock, it found it dissatisfying that this film achieved so much attention and hype solely due to its spectacular effects and it’s impressive use of CGI. ‘Gravity’ failed to resonate with me, it was a marvelous [...]

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