The story of the capture and assassination of Osama Bin Laden was bound to make it’s way into the cinematic world sooner or later. It is, naturally, the event that the American government may be most proud of during the Obama administration. They ‘defeated’ the enemy. They chucked his body into the ocean, without trial. […]
Susan Sarandon just spoke out about Woody Allen and it was marvellous.
This week the Directors Guild of America released some pretty shocking figures. Shocking because I’ve never seen stats like this attributed to actual production companies before, not so shocking because the numbers were exactly what I was expecting to see.
I was not very interested in watching ‘Bojack Horseman’, originally. Honestly, it was the horse thing that put me off. I am not adverse to watching animated series (‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘Adventure Time’ being personal favourites) but it was something about the weird horse character that creeped me out a bit when flicking through Netflix.
Of the 8 films nominated for Best Picture, 7 of these have narratives almost solely focused on a white male protagonist. Apparently, it’s already been dubbed ‘the whitest year’ and has already spawned a hashtag #OscarsSoWhite …