Remarkable, But Flawed – Sound Of Metal (Film Review)

Posted by - April 11, 2021
Darius Marder’s Sound Of Metal first premiered at Toronto International Film Festival all the way back in 2019, which in these times feels like a small lifetime ago. Throughout the 2021 awards season, it has become a black horse of sorts, rather surprisingly but fully deservedly receiving nominations left, right and centre, especially for stars
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What Can The Oscars Do To Become Relevant Again?

Posted by - April 4, 2021
With all the buzz and excitement that surrounds the annual Academy Awards ceremony, it’s a little surprising that the biggest night of awards season has been losing viewers over the years. Since 2014 the viewership has steadily decreased, from 43.7 million viewers to an all-time low of 23.6 million viewers at the 2020 Academy Awards.

“Minari is wonderful, wonderful!” – Minari (Film Review)

Posted by - March 31, 2021
Steven Yeun stars as the patriarch of the Yi family. A South Korean immigrant family who have moved from the West Coast of the United States over to Arkansas in the 1980s. To Yeun's wife Monica's (Han Ye-ri) dismay they have been placed in a cheap mobile home. This is all so Yeun can live

Minari UK Release Dates Confirmed

Posted by - March 30, 2021
Minari, a nominee for Best Picture at the Oscars this year, has had its UK release dates confirmed across all platforms. The film will be released: On demand and In Virtual Cinemas from Friday 2nd April In Drive In Cinemas from Monday 12th April  In Cinemas from Monday 17th May Minari will be available On

The Academy Announces 2021 Oscar Nominees

Posted by - March 15, 2021
Awards season is well and truly under way as the Academy announced their Oscar nominations today. The nominations were mostly unsurprising, with Nomadland, The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Mank dominating, but Judas and the Black Messiah and Minari both gained an impressive amount of nominations, in some surprising categories. a24 Controversially, Spike Lee

Oppression – Funny Boy (Film Review)

Posted by - December 13, 2020
Canada’s official Best International Feature Film entry for the 93rd Academy Awards and adapted from the widely acclaimed novel of the same name, Funny Boy follows Arjie, a young Timalar boy, coming of age and coming to terms with his sexuality amidst rising tensions between the Sinhalese and Tamils in the years leading up to

“Brokeback Got Us Good, Didn’t It?” – Brokeback Mountain at 15

Posted by - December 10, 2020
Pop quiz hotshot, at the 78th Annual Academy Awards in 2005 the nominees for Best Picture were: Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, Good Night, and Good Luck., and Munich. Of those five which won the award? The smart money would say it was the one that has stayed in our collective consciousness for fifteen years, but

A Trip Down Memory Lane – Roma (Blu-ray review)

Posted by - February 24, 2020
Back in 2018, Alfonso Cuarón was coming from a successful run at major festivals with a film that was very personal and highly acclaimed. The unusual move to distribute with Netflix was met with controversy over whether the film was eligible for awards such as the Oscars. In order to qualify the film was given

VultureHound’s Weekly News Round-Up (18/03/2018)

Posted by - March 18, 2018
Hello and welcome to VultureHound's weekly news round-up, where we bring you the biggest and best news to come out of the film industry every Sunday. I wrote this week's segment a bit early, as by the time you're reading this I'll be out of the country for a little while. I was worried at first

VultureHound’s Weekly News Round-Up (11/03/2018)

Posted by - March 11, 2018
Hello and welcome to VultureHound's weekly news round-up, where we bring you the biggest and best news to come out of the film industry every Sunday. The Oscars have finally passed us by, ushering hordes of people to the cinema in an attempt to find out what all the fuss was about surrounding all of these