The Oscar nominations for 2020 are out. By now it is no surprise that the movies shortlisted by the Academy reinforce the status quo of representation in front of and behind the camera. What does this mean for emerging filmmakers from underrepresented groups? Continue reading at Sip Film Festival.
Charlie Cooper, the labradoodle who lives with actor Bradley Cooper, has been tipped for a 2019 Best Supporting Actor Oscar amidst wide-spread public acclaim. He would be the first dog to win an Academy Award. The dog has received great write-ups for his role in roommate Bradley’s new film, A Star Is Born. The human … More Bradley Cooper’s labradoodle tipped to break the Oscar’s ‘fur ceiling’
[…] The Afrofuturist history of Black Panther’s fictitious Wakanda may be a science-fiction fantasy, but the themes and stories that originate there offer an accessible path into the struggle, triumphs, and hopes of people of color in the 21st century. Here’s a movie a day to check out for the remainder of Black History Month 2018 … More 7 Black History Month Films for International Students
It can be difficult to let go of a beloved fictional universe when you reach the end of the book, series, or movie in which it was contained. You visited the fictitious homeland of your heroes daily (or more likely spent one ‘bingey’ weekend there!) and suddenly your trip came to an end. If only … More Fictional Places Have Their Passports Too. And They Are the Coolest!
The Japanese film industry formed a strange landscape in the sixties, with often highly-constrained studio filmmakers churning out pulpish B-movies, flanked by an independent scene that grew out from the Japanese New Wave, and highly experimental narrative films from directors better known as visual artists. Japanese society was evolving at a rapid rate following the … More The best Japanese movies of the past half-century