Tagged: oscars

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Parasite wins Best Picture… but does it matter?

OSCAR history was made last night with Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite victorious as the first Best Picture winner in a language other than English. Bong also netted Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, to waylay...

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Film Torments: Boyhood (2014)

ANDREW wants to incur the wrath of cineastes everywhere and tackle the belated Oscar darling of 2014: it is, of course, chuffing Boyhood. Where to begin with Boyhood? It’s a hard task to class the...

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Review: Room – A profound, singular triumph

SPOILER WARNING: The film Room is a story of two distinct halves, and the pre-release trailers have shown very little from the second half. The film is more enjoyable the less you know about the...

Only in the 70s: Days of Heaven (1978)

Rounding off Film Torments’ Oscar Month special, here’s our sideways stare at Terence Malick’s sophomore effort, the much-delayed result of a troubled production: Days of Heaven. Terence Malick has spent four decades in the film...

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Oscars 2015: The overview, review and all else inbetween

NOW THAT we’ve all recovered from Monday morning’s (or Sunday evening, if you’re over the pond) annual back-slapping reverie, hello and welcome to the very first “SCM belatedly covers the Oscars analysis”! Our very...

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Film Torments: The King’s Speech (2010)

A CONTROVERSIAL pick for tonight’s Oscar-themed Torment, though perhaps not an unprecedented one. Here’s Jozef’s take on 2010’s The King’s Speech. Film Torments has had some bad films, this goes without saying. The entire feature couldn’t work...