Amy Robinson

“A Star Is Born”: a cinematic masterpiece with an all-too-real message

“A Star Is Born”: a cinematic masterpiece with an all-too-real message

A Star Is Born follows a washed-up country singer and alcoholic, Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper), who comes across a struggling waitress, Ally (Lady Gaga), who has fallen victim to her own insecurities and suppression at the hands of her boss at the restaurant in which she works. Maine, after hearing Ally perform at a bar, […]

 Lucie Simon

Review: Joy

Jennifer Lawrence's latest role as JOY has us all determined to succeed. There's obstacles along the way but nothing a bit of hard work and self-confidence won't fix.

Jennifer Lawrence always plays the dominant female in everything she does and that’s why we love her. With her latest film Joy winning a Gloden Globe for Best Motion Picture – musical or comedy it’s her most dominant and feisty performance yet. It’s a true story and is told through Joy’s grandmother ‘Mimi’ (Diane Ladd). […]

 Jack Robson

Review: Clint Eastwood's American Sniper

Review: Clint Eastwood's American Sniper

If you’re after an old fashioned good-guy-kills-bad-guy and saves the day type film, then perhaps stay clear of American Sniper. Don’t get me wrong, if you were to strip the whole film back, that is essentially what you will find, but this is definitely a film where the real story isn’t thrown in your face. […]

 Tor Bainbridge

The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel and American Snipper among nominations for the 87th Oscars

The Imitation Game, The Grand Budapest Hotel and American Snipper among nominations for the 87th Oscars

The nominees for the 87th Oscar Award Ceremony were released today (January 15). Presented by Chris Pine, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, the films that received the most nominations were: The Grand Budapest Hotel, which was nominated for 9 Oscars including Best Picture, Directing and Costume Design. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of […]

 Jake Trelease

Review: American Hustle – Nearly A Masterpiece, But Nearly An Oscar Winner?

Review: American Hustle – Nearly A Masterpiece, But Nearly An Oscar Winner?

David O’Russell’s American Hustle isn’t far short of a masterpiece. The film that collected three Golden Globes contains a star studded cast of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, all of whom deliver. We’re reminded at the start of the film that most of the events we’re about to see actually happened, […]