Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022) Review

Albus Dumbledore assigns Newt and his allies with a mission to attempt to stop the rising power of Grindelwald.

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Theatre: Olivier Awards 2022 – Winners!

Here we have the winners of the 2022 Olivier Awards, celebrating the best of West End theatre. Have to admit that considering I had a ticket for Cabaret before Christmas and it was when the performances were being cancelled, makes me even more sad that it has won so many awards.

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Theatre: Olivier Awards 2022 – Nominations

OLIVIER AWARDS 2022 NOMINATIONS IN FULL

Best revival
A Number at the Old Vic
Constellations, a Donmar Warehouse production at the Vaudeville Theatre
The Normal Heart at the Olivier, National Theatre
The Tragedy of Macbeth at the Almeida Theatre

Best entertainment or comedy play
The Choir of Man at the Arts Theatre
Pantoland at the Palladium at the London Palladium
Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) at the Criterion Theatre
The Shark Is Broken at the Ambassadors Theatre

Best musical revival
Anything Goes at the Barbican Theatre
Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre
Spring Awakening at the Almeida Theatre

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BAFTA Awards 2021 – Longlist!

Yesterday BAFTA released the longlist of films that are going forward to round 2 of voting for this years awards! I have to admit a couple of surprises I reckon but always really interesting that they release this information.

BEST FILM
15 films go through to the Round Two of voting, and five will be nominated. This is the only category voted for by all film voting members in all voting rounds. 244 films were submitted for consideration.

  • Another Round
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • The Dig
  • The Father
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • The Mauritanian
  • News of the World
  • Nomadland
  • One Night In Miami…
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Soul
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • The White Tiger

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
20 films will go through to Round Two of voting. The top five films from the opt-in chapter vote in Round One automatically receive a nomination. The next ranking 15 films will be considered by a jury, who will vote for five nominations. 10 films will be nominated in this category. In Round Three, the general voting membership will select the winner in this category. 74 films were submitted for consideration, all of which passed the BFI Diversity Standards.

  • Ammonite
  • Calm With Horses
  • County Lines
  • The Courier
  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
  • The Dig
  • Emma.
  • The Father
  • Herself
  • His House
  • Limbo
  • The Mauritanian
  • Misbehaviour
  • Mogul Mowgli
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Radioactive
  • Rebecca
  • Rocks
  • Saint Maud
  • Supernova
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Teaser Trailer: The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

Written and directed by the incredible Aaron Sorkin is enough to get me interested in a film, I absolutely love his dialogue heavy approach and that is going to be fantastic in courtroom scenes!

Check out the truly incredible cast as well, not long until this film is released on Netflix Friday October 16th 2020!

BAFTA Rising Star Award: A History

2020 is the 15th anniversary of the BAFTA having the Rising Star Award which is voted for by the public. Starting in 2006 known as the Orange Rising Star Award and then since 2013 the EE Rising Star Award, this is due to sponsorship and pretty much helps the award with publicity and getting the public involved in the voting for the winner. 

Over the years as I have become more and more obsessed with films I know more about the nominees which in all honesty makes me feel very special and at times very geeky. Which I personally love and am very proud of, I felt coming up to the 15th year it was very important to take a look back at not only the winners from each year but the other nominees as well. The list is very impressive and it feels as though someone at BAFTA can certainly pick out rising stars in the best possible way, the nominees are chosen regardless of gender, nationality and whether they have made a breakthrough in television, film or both.

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