Reviews / 29.11.2018

In 2015, writer/director Ryan Coogler resurrected the tired Rocky franchise with Creed, a spin-off/reboot/re-whatever-you-wanna-call-it that wisely shifted the focus away from Rocky Balboa and, in the process, felt like a genuine breath of fresh air. With a screenplay bursting full of life, a star-making turn from Michael B. Jordan, and breathtaking cinematography capturing dazzling fight choreography, it stood as one of that year's best films, even if the Academy didn't seem to think so. After an impressive box office result, a sequel was all but assured. With Black Panther...

Awards Season, Reviews / 22.01.2018

In 1977, the 49th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1976, and December 31, 1976, the awards were held on March 28. The ceremony was hosted by Richard Pryor, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda and Warren Beatty. For the first time in Academy Awards history, a female director was nominated for Best Director, with Italian-born Lina Wertmüller nominated for her film Seven Beauties. To date, only three additional women have been nominated in this category. Network received 10 nominations, including a staggering five...