Academy Awards Nominations: Greta Gerwig Joins The Oscars History Makers

The Shape of Water joins films like From Here to Eternity, Gone with the Wind, with an Academy Awards Nominations tally of 13. Steven Spielberg directs yet another Best Picture nominee with The Post. Women land deserved nods. Tatiana S. Riegel for Film Editing on I, Tonya. Rachel Morrison, for Mudbound, the first woman shortlisted […]

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Oscars Time: Potential Academy Awards Nominations Sneakers and Snubs

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Over on Twitter, a dear film friend Emi (@shruburbia) said “film twitter and the award circles have all ignored Roman J. Israel like it never happened”. Adding that she thought Denzel Washington will sneak in for Best Actor when the Oscar nominations are announced on Tuesday. Washington was of course nominated at the Screen Actors […]

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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 13: Producers Guild, Predicting Gold

Robin and Al are joined by not only Joel Melendez and Matt St.Clair, but brand new to the podcast is Bianca “Bee” Garner. The team discuss the recent PGA results, and look at what might go down at the SAG Awards. Then onto the predictions for the Oscar nominations, which are just around the corner. […]

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Three Billboards Dominates At The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are revealed. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the stand-out winner, taking three of the five film awards. Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell conquered again, while the film itself took the Cast prize too. Allison Janney took the Supporting Actress for I, Tonya, and Gary Oldman was the […]

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Ranking Christopher Nolan’s 10 Films As Director

As part of the Christopher Nolan Directors’ Week, which starts on Saturday 27th January 2018, we’re running a standard ranking poll. You select your own ranking of the directors feature films, from best to worst (drag and drop on desktop; 1, best, through 10, worst, on mobile). If you haven’t seen all 10 just rank […]

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Producers Guild of America Winners

The Producers Guild of America announced their winners in what was the very early hours of the morning here in the UK. Very early. Anyway,, congratulations to Guillermo del Toro and company as The Shape of Water won the PGA. Here are the nominees for the motion picture categories, and the winners notified in bold. […]

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Oscars 2010: The Traditional Over The Bold

When looking at past winners for Best Picture, it is winners like On The Waterfront, the first two Godfather films, The Silence Of The Lambs, Schindler’s List, and The Departed that show how AMPAS has the ability to reward films that will have a strong place in film history. Then there’s winners like The King’s Speech that […]

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Review: Ben Stiller In Brad’s Status

Ben Stiller is more than capable of putting on a serious face and stop acting like a goofball, in order to show us all how he can cope under the pressures of being a serious actor. We have seen Stiller act seriously in films like Greenberg (2010) and While We’re Young (2014). Although he performed better in Greenberg […]

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For Your Consideration: I, Tonya, Best Picture

America…they want someone to love, but they want someone to hate.” All she wanted to do was be the best figure skater in America. But instead became one of the biggest punchlines of the 90s. It doesn’t matter that she was the first woman ever to perform a triple axel during an international event, because […]

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For Your Consideration: Patrick Stewart, Best Supporting Actor, Logan

“I always know who you are. It’s just sometimes I don’t recognize you.” Charles Xavier,  Logan Logan marked Patrick Stewart’s seventh film in the X-Men series as the mutant leader Professor X. But Logan was different and Stewart was different. He was real, vulnerable and magnificent. 2017 was certainly a memorable year for film, but […]

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BAFTA Announce Their Film Nominations

The British Film Academy (BAFTA) announced their nominations in film for 2017 early this morning. Denis Villeneuve’s Director nod for Blade Runner 2049 was an epic surprise for fans of the sci-fi reboot. But traditionally, BAFTA likes to sway towards British talent, and coincidentally many of the big-hitters this awards season are dominant here. Guillermo […]

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For Your Consideration: Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress, mother!

When the small film Winter’s Bone kicked down the awards season door, we were all wondering who’s that girl? By the time Jennifer Lawrence landed a Best Actress nomination, it was hardly a surprise at all. Two years on, with The Hunger Games films launching her stature, Lawrence would earn her second Academy Award nomination, […]

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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 12: Golden Globes Reactions

Filmotomy Podcast host Al Robinson is this time joined by Joel Melendez, returning after some rather unfortunate natural events, and first-timer on these here shores, Matt St.Clair. Matt has been handy to have around Filmotomy in recent weeks, having helped with the awards season coverage. The trio discuss the Golden Globes film awards immediately following […]

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Four Awards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Lady Bird, del Toro Also Win At 75th Golden Globes Awards

Just when we perhaps thought that Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was slipping down the ranks somewhat in the awards race, the film goes and picks up 4 Golden Globe awards. Martin McDonagh won the Screenplay prize, and the film then finished the night on a greater high by winning Motion Pictue Drama. Meanwhile, Frances McDormand and […]

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Lady Bird Conquers The National Society Of Film Critics

As the National Society of Film Critics earlier announced their winners (and runners-up), awards season is very much feeling like the latter of the high school exams, and the kids are just copying the other answer. That sensation is not, of course, the fault of the NSFC. This is the way the cookie crumbles every […]

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Review: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water uses the unlikely, surreal story of a romance between a mute woman (the excellent, poised Sally Hawkins) and a captive, sentient sea-creature played by del Toro stalwart, Doug Jones, to explore the emotions of loneliness, isolation and discrimination. Bringing a gritty reality to something magical is a del Toro trademark. The fairytale element in this case, feels […]

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Makeup And Hairstylists Guild Nominations

FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP BABY DRIVER Fionagh Cush, Phyllis Temple THE BIG SICK Leo Won, Kirsten Sylvester GHOST IN THE SHELL Deborah La Mia Denaver, Jane O’Kane PITCH PERFECT 3 Melanie Hughes-Weaver, Judy Yonemoto, Erica Kyker WONDER Naomi Bakstad, Jean Black, Megan Harkness FEATURE-LENGTH MOTION PICTURE – BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR THE BIG […]

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Free To Watch On MUBI Now: 7 Movies You Haven’t Seen

The undiscovered world of film for many of you will include the movie on demand website MUBI. This is more than just a streaming service. Not only does MUBI allow you to watch so many off-the-radar films, but it is also a vast community of film-lovers, an endless movie catalog, as well as an abundance […]

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For Your Consideration: The Florida Project, Best Picture

“The Florida Project” was Walt Disney’s 1960s-era code term for a planned East Coast amusement park, an euphemism justified by Disney’s fear that Orlando property owners would demand that Disney reimburse them at market rates. The secrecy worked, but what Disney couldn’t prevent was the hotel and motel industry’s successive Florida Project, a mini-gold rush […]

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