Awards Season, Reviews / 29.01.2020

In the horror genre, a sophomore film is the ultimate test for a filmmaker who dazzled with their terrifying debut work. After both Jordan Peele (Get Out) and Ari Aster (Hereditary) respectively knocked it out of the park with Us and Midsommar in 2019, all eyes turn to Robert Eggers, whose tense and disturbing 2016 film The Witch is a mighty tough act to follow. With only his second offering, Eggers stakes his claim as one of the most exciting young filmmakers working today, proving his previous work was only...

Awards Season, Reviews / 11.02.2018

In 1997, the 69th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1996, and December 31, 1996, the awards were held on March 24. For the fifth time, Billy Crystal hosted the ceremony, tying him with Johnny Carson for the second-most appearances as Oscars host. With her win for Best Actress for Fargo, Frances McDormand became the first performer in Oscars history to win for a role directed by his or her spouse. McDormand's husband, Joel Coen, lost...

Awards Season, Reviews / 01.02.2018

In 1987, the 59th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Honouring the films released between January 1, 1986, and December 31, 1986, the awards were held on March 30. The ceremony was hosted by Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Paul Hogan. After six failed nominations over his three-decade career, Paul Newman finally won a competitive Academy Award. Newman had been presented an Honorary Oscar the year prior. This year, he won Best Actor for his performance in The Color of Money. Newman...