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American Sniper

Redmayne triumphs at Oscars as Birdman beats Boyhood

Redmayne triumphs at Oscars as Birdman beats Boyhood

The British actor Eddie Redmayne spoiled Birdman’s Oscar party by beating its star Michael Keaton to the Best Actor Oscar at the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Redmayne won over the six thousand strong Academy voters for his portrayal, in The Theory of Everything, of the scientist Professor Steph...

Clint Eastwood’s conflicted morality in American Sniper – interview

Clint Eastwood’s conflicted morality in American Sniper – interview

Chris Kyle was proclaimed the most lethal sniper in the US military history, with over 160 confirmed kills, most of them were carried out during his deployment in Iraq between 2003-2009, where he was nicknamed The Devil of Ramadi by the Iraqi insurgents, who put a bounty on his head. Ramadi is the c...

Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel lead Oscar nominations

Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel lead Oscar nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year’s Oscar nominations at a pre-dawn ceremony, here in Los Angeles. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel top the list, each receiving nine nods, with The Imitation Game close behind them on eight. Academy members have narrowe...

Directors enter the awards fray

Directors enter the awards fray

The Directors Guild of America has announced its shortlist for this year’s DGA Awards, bringing at least one of the Oscar races into sharper focus. The DGA is among the most reliable of Academy Awards predictors, which is bad news for two of the Golden Globe directing nominees, who miss out he...

American Sniper – Review

American Sniper – Review

Director: Clint Eastwood - Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Cory Hardrict, Mido Hamada, Sammy Sheik, Max Charles, Kyle Gallner, Brando Eaton, Jake McDorman, Kevin Lacz, Owain Yeoman, Eric Close, Joel Lambert, Tony Nevada, Brett Edwards, Sam Jaeger, Chance Kelly, Max Charles, Mad...

WGA nominees skew awards season by excluding non-members

WGA nominees skew awards season by excluding non-members

As the awards season continues in full swing, the Writers Guild of America is the latest set of industry insiders to honour its peers with nominations for its annual awards. Mirroring the Oscars, the WGA divides its film nominees into two categories, original and adapted, but unlike the other awards...

Producers Guild nominations narrow Oscars race

Producers Guild nominations narrow Oscars race

The Producers Guild of America, his published its nominees for its annual awards, including episodic TV, sports coverage, theatrical documentaries, TV competitions, among others – but all attention is falling, as usual, on those in the running for the Darryl F Zanuck Award for Outstanding Prod...

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