Category Archives: Films

24Jan/17

Oscars not so white in 2017

Following Tuesday (January 24) morning’s Academy Award nominations announcement, AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Gil Robertson, the president of the African American Film Critics Association react to the increased diversity across the categories.

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24Jan/17

Trainspotting author sees “bleak dystopia” in real life too

Scottish writer Irvine Welsh, the author of “Trainspotting”, a grim comedy about young Scottish drug addicts that was a huge hit in the 1990s, sees “bleak dystopia” in the age of Donald Trump and Britain’s Brexit vote.

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24Jan/17

‘La La Land’ – and diversity – dominate Oscar nominations

‘La La Land’ earned a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, but multiple nods for ‘Fences,’ ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ may have finally buried the #OscarSoWhite trend. Lisa Bernhard reports. Continue reading