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Anticipating the Oscars: On Triangle of Sadness

18th February 2023

The Oscar nominated film creates a delicate ecosystem of dissonant personalities where elitism and sexual politics are ruthlessly interrogated. Ruben Östlund’s final instalment in what he has called an “informal trilogy of male absurdities” is sharply rendered chaos. Triangle of Sadness is a fearless dance, spinning broad sociological questions around bonkers staging. Marking his first ...

Review: Tár

26th January 2023

Cate Blanchett dominates as celebrated conductor and composer Lydia Tár in director and screenplay writer Todd Field’s unflinching interrogation of power and corruption. LIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD Tár is a masterful character-study of the downfall of a creative genius. Cate Blanchett is electric in her role as composer, conductor and self-proclaimed ‘U-Haul lesbian’ Lydia Tár in ...

Going against award season apathy: an ode to the Oscars

26th March 2022

 Before the 94th Academy Awards this weekend and the inevitable storm of cynical viewers dominating your Twitter feed, Tomek considers the positive aspects of the ceremony. On 16 May 1929, the very first Oscar statuette was awarded. Since then, almost a century later, of the 318 winners in acting categories, only 20 were Black. Out ...