Dinner in America (US Dramatic Competition, January 24)
January 13th marked the announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees, with Joker, 1917, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood front-running with the most nominations. Despite yearly protests to diversify the Academy Awards, this year had people calling #OscarsSoWhite yet again, with Cynthia Erivo being the only person of colour nominated in an acting category.
The film opens on October 13 1981, according to the radio. Two months prior to this, President Reagan's budget is passed and signed into law. Later on in the film, the social worker gives Arthur Fleck the bad news...
A new decade is almost upon us, and as such, we have come to a time when we all look back at some of our favourite movie and television moments from the past ten years.
David Fincher was born in Denver Colorado in 1957, making him 62 years' old at the time of this article being written. In his career, which began in 1980, he has amassed some great films and filmmaking styles that he is fairly well-known for. For example: he is very well-known for his main characters receiving increasing amounts of pressure throughout the film and become either fixated or obsessive on one idea. Son of a "Life" Magazine writer, David Fincher was no stranger to the world of celebrity obsession and so, I believe he satirically put obsession into his films in order to show us all what exactly it is we're missing.
My favorite holiday of the year has finally arrived! It is Christmas Day, and I want to wish you, whoever's reading this, a very Merry Christmas, or a Happy Hanukkah, or whatever you celebrate, Happy Holidays.
On December 8, 2019, the world lost another icon when Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who first brought the classic characters of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life, passed away at the age of 85.
There's no denying the battle for the thorny crown forged from crude jokes and exploitable boundaries is still up for grabs. That's something we've been watching both South Park and Family Guy fight over for just shy of twenty years now. That's pretty impressive considering both iconic shows have, at times, pushed the boat out so far as to turn one too many heads and begin to question their careless propaganda. But, that being said, fans have enjoyed many years of watching the two factions hash it out over who gets the most despicable material past the boards.
A heritage work and a celebration of classical dance, The Sleeping Beauty remains close to the heart of the Royal Ballet. Tchaikovsky’s score, expertly conducted by Simon Hewett, tugs at the child within. Many recognise this music from Disney’s acclaimed 1959 animated film of the same name.