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 […]

 Neale McGeever

Review: Whiplash

Review: Whiplash

As every movie fan knows it is Oscar season, meaning a lot of the films shown in the UK at the moment are most likely up for a lot of gongs (eg Foxcatcher, Selma and The Theory Of Everything). A lot of commentators of the awards are pretty hazy on predicting winners of each category, […]

 Josh Hollis

Forget the Oscars! It's time for the first ever Northern Lights Awards

Forget the Oscars! It's time for the first ever Northern Lights Awards

You’ve seen the Oscars; you’ve heard about the Baftas; you’re pretty sure you saw a couple of vague tweets about that other awardsy thing that happened, and you’d certainly be forgiven for thinking you’ve had just about enough of rich famous people being given shiny things for being predictably good-looking and awesome. And that’s where […]

 Northern Lights

The Northern Lights Film Show – "Telling Will Smith What To Do With His Hands"

The Northern Lights Film Show – "Telling Will Smith What To Do With His Hands"

  Ahh, podcast number three. It’s a Non-stop Winter’s Thief, McConaughey’s masterful return, and Will Smith’s fall from grace. It’s a film review show. You get the picture. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/139206313″] #####

 Darren Hyland

Wes Anderson Assembles An All-Star Cast For A Grand New Movie

Wes Anderson Assembles An All-Star Cast For A Grand New Movie

Possibly the largest collection of stars ever assembled on camera come together under director Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel. A story of a hotel concierge in an alternate 1920’s Europe who becomes embroiled in accusations of murder and theft. The story follows the aforementioned concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), who is bequeathed a painting […]

 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 […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Podcast #3 – BAFTAs. Festivals, And A New Jazz Scene

Northern Lights Podcast #3 – BAFTAs. Festivals, And A New Jazz Scene

Here we go again, like a pirate radio station it’s impossible to keep us off the airwaves (think ‘The Boat That Rocked’ but with less Bill Nighy but more seasickness). And with that creaking metaphor we bring you the third edition of the Northern Lights Podcast, and this one is very special. Because not only […]

 Northern Lights

86th Academy Awards – Your Picks

86th Academy Awards – Your Picks

NORTHERN LIGHTS NEEDS YOU! With the 86th Academy Awards fast approaching, we want to know who you think should win at the Oscars in the early hours of Monday morning. Our dedicated film team will be blogging the whole event live, so if you’re staying up especially, or just a regular insomniac, keep us company […]