Oscar nominations 2017: Hits, Misses & Shockers

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For those of you who have been living in a hole, the Oscars nominations were announced today and while it was generally surprise-free – this was the first year in the past few where you could easily predict the frontrunner – there were still a few interesting twists, snubs and additions.

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Manchester by the Sea: Film Review

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Manchester by the Sea by Kenneth Lonergan has been receiving critical acclaim at film festivals and awards shows and it’s not hard to understand why. It’s heartbreaking, so, so sad, with absolutely incredible performances from Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.

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Rising Star BAFTA Award: Who do I want to win?

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Today the shortlist for the public-voted EE Rising Star BAFTA Award was unveiled and the five nominees were (L-R) Anya Taylor-Joy, Lucas Hedges, Ruth Negga, Tom Holland and Laia Costa. Like last year I’m not certain who to vote for, and I explain why below.

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Top Films for January 2017

Welcome to a new year, and more importantly, a new month for films! Unfortunately for us in the UK, this is the time when all the Oscar-bait movies the US had aaages ago are finally released, but at least we can finally see what the hype is all about – and you are in for some treats!

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My top ten London Film Festival recommendations

I saw a bucketload of films at this year’s London Film Festival. Seeing films in this fashion is very tiring but it also helps you sort out the good from the bad, the outstanding to the mediocre very easily so here are the top ten films that stood out at LFF this year (click on the titles to read the full review):

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Manchester by the Sea: LFF Film Review

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Manchester by the Sea by Kenneth Lonergan has been receiving critical acclaim at film festivals throughout this year and now I completely understand why. It’s heartbreaking, so, so sad, with absolutely incredible performances from Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams.

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