Ewan Gleadow

Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

View this post on Instagram Her greatest work will be her biggest crime. @MelissaMcCarthy stars in @CanYouEverForgiveMe [trailer link in bio] – in theaters 10.19.18 #FemaleFilmmakerFriday A post shared by Can You Ever Forgive Me? (@canyoueverforgiveme) on Mar 16, 2018 at 3:02pm PDT Biopics have dominated the Awards season thus far, and it’s easy to […]

 Ewan Gleadow

The Favourite Review – a second opinion

The Favourite Review – a second opinion

Is it any surprise that Yorgos Lanthimos’ new movie, The Favourite, is a hit? No, of course not, and let’s be fair it’ll earn itself Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year. Rightfully so as well, because in the face of the ever-looming awards season, this is by all means the best contender. The […]

 Josh Hollis

The Oscars as it happened – The Northern Lights Live Blog

The Oscars as it happened – The Northern Lights Live Blog

Hello and welcome to the very exciting and hopefully brilliant Northern Lights Oscars Live Blog. We’ll be bringing you all the latest goings on from Tinseltown and our crack team will be pulling a late one to keep up with everything happening stateside. So make Northern Lights your port of call for minute-by-minute updates from […]

 Northern Lights

86th Academy Awards – Northern Lights' Predictions

86th Academy Awards – Northern Lights' Predictions

With the 86th Academy Awards drawing ever closer, and our live-blog extravaganza lies just over the horizon, it’s time for the Northern Lights team to make their predictions. Let’s be clear, this isn’t who we want to win, or who we think should win (those are very different things, which would almost certainly spark small-scale […]

 Northern Lights

Join us for a night at the Oscars!

Join us for a night at the Oscars!

It’s the glitziest and most prestigious night in show-business, and this Sunday Northern Lights will bring you Oscars night in all its finery in our first ever live blog! From the glorious victors to the poker-faced runners up, and with (hopefully) a fall or two thrown in for good measure, crack open the red bull […]

 Angus Saul

Based On A True Story: Hollywood's Obsession With Real Events

Based On A True Story: Hollywood's Obsession With Real Events

Firstly, it’s important to note that “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events” are not protected terms. Filmmakers can slap those words over the opening credits like lost dog posters on lampposts. Doesn’t have to be true. American Hustle, for example. One or two of the events in the film happened – […]

 Darren Hyland

Her – Spike Jonze's Academy Award Dark Horse Opens In The UK

Her – Spike Jonze's Academy Award Dark Horse Opens In The UK

  Three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix takes the lead in Her, the solo screenwriting debut of Jackass co-creator Spike Jonze. Her centres around an introverted man, soon to be divorced, who purchases and forms a strong bond with a talking operating system that names herself Samantha. Voiced by Scarlett Johansson, Samantha evolves and adapts to life […]

 Northern Lights

Northern Lights Podcast #1 – Oscar Nominations & Local Round-Up

Northern Lights Podcast #1 – Oscar Nominations & Local Round-Up

What do you get when you throw three culture-loving but communically-challenged young men into a recording studio? Potentially many things (including but not limited to the next boyband to have their 15 minutes of fame), but it turns out that if you combine said trio with an experienced guest presenter and a healthy topic of […]

 Josh Hollis

News: Gravity and American Hustle Lead The Way In Oscar Nominations

News: Gravity and American Hustle Lead The Way In Oscar Nominations

By Joshua Hollis and Kieran Murray Alfonso Cuaron’s epic blockbuster Gravity shows no sign of coming back down to Earth, after being nominated for 10 Oscars in this afternoon’s live nomination ceremony, the joint highest of any of this year’s films. Its impressive tally of nominations, including Best Picture, Visual Effects and Cinematography (as well as […]