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Lady Gaga’s 100 Dresses in a Room

Not interested in cinema or the Oscars? That’s fine. Here’s your alternative guide that tracks Lady Gaga’s fashion through the awards season. Mother Monster went fierce this season, hoping gown after elegant gown would help her make a serious impression…

The Beaver’s Guide to the Oscars

Welcome to The Beaver’s guide to The Academy Awards. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s biggest Oscar hopefuls. I shall be live tweeting my reactions to the mess. Catch me @RahulReviews. Roma – 10 nominations Cuaròn is…

“The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” Dazzles A Second Time

Having stacked up eight Emmys, three Golden Globes and five Critics’ Choice Awards, it’s frustrating that people still need to be convinced to watch The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. But here I go again, doing my bit for humanity by promoting…

“Nina” – a careful but lacklustre addition to Lesbian exploration in cinema

Nina and Wojtek are a long-married couple hoping to become parents. This familiar story is ruptured by the entrance of Magda, a cathartic force in the titular character’s restricted life. The romantic Nina-Magda dynamic eventually emerges as the film’s strongest…

The Unlikely Epics

“Lawrence of Arabia”, “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Star Wars” are amongst the most famous examples of epics. Even if you have not seen them, you have certainly heard of them. The genre holds a special and elusive position in…

2019 Film and TV Preview

The silver screen ‘The world has enough superheroes’ claimed last year’s Venom, but clearly no one listened. Prepare for the deluge of super-content. Shazam hopes to follow Aquaman in breathing more life into the turbulent DCEU, whilst the Joaquin Phoenix-led…

“The Front Runner” Is A Leading Candidate In Nothing But Name

Hugh Jackman’s impassioned performance as Gary Hart, a President-in-waiting toppled by an extra-marital affair, is insufficient in elevating Jason Reitman’s latest film beyond a mere retelling. The film informs us that Hart was a promising potential Democratic candidate who squandered…

“Colette”: A feminist portrait more forgettable than its subject

Colette had a daunting task: to defy gender norms and explore how an overshadowed artist can forge her own identity. The well-assembled biopic’s messages of empowerment are refreshingly authentic. But January sees the release of two other female-led period dramas.…

The Christmas Box Office Bloodbath

Mary Poppins who? Aquaman drowns out all competition to be 2018’s uncontested holiday season champion. The end-of-year holiday season is a coveted release period for Hollywood blockbusters. Christmas and New Year’s Day frequently provide sizeable jumps in box office takings,…

“The Favourite”: the period drama genre sharpens its teeth

Rachel Weisz perched seductively on Olivia Colman’s lap, both dressed in Stuart-era attire. Emma Stone shooting a pigeon, splattering blood over Weisz’s face. Colman, Weisz and Stone taking a mud bath together, making moustaches with the filth they bathe in.…