Mahler’s inventive modernism and highly expressive writing communicated emotions shaped by his fascinating late-19th century life.
A tension between cult, critical and popular appeal is part of Norman Jewison’s most prominent legacy.
‘Past Lives’ is a beautiful story of childhood crushes, and the sorrow and agony that ensues when one party sends another party away to move to another stage of his or her life.
Jewison had a trailblazing commitment to the development of film in Canada, seen both in his founding of the Canadian Film Centre and when he visited us at the Windsor International Film Festival.
Saltburn’s soundtrack showcases an infectious iPod-shuffle of pot-luck noughties pop.
Buffy Sainte-Marie has generated a multi-decade fruitful career that is hard to rival. Her motive as an activist is usually overlooked.
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the kind of popular cinema that the academy is currently primed to take more seriously.
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once invokes Daoism, the Chinese school of thought that pursues balance and harmony.
Both Babylon and The Fabelman’s were nominated for Academy Awards for best score – and both take opposing but equally successful approaches evoking nostalgia.
Del Toro’s Pinocchio stands out because it couples existential issues with real-world historical catastrophes.
The Oscars 2023 was a less scandalous affair than last year, and was defined by huge wins by crowd-favourite films.
The synth and strings signature of Oliver Coates’ score are combined with the isolated vocals of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury to haunting effect.
Of the ten films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, six are really good.
Awards aren’t just about improving chances in the eyes of funders – the recognition of an award can mean the difference between stopping and continuing.
How tax breaks, financial investment and Pierce Brosnan contributed to Ireland’s domination of the 2023 Academy Award nominations.
‘Tár’ shines a spotlight on the challenges of working in the ultraconservative world of classical music, including complex social issues such as misogyny, racism and homophobia.
Until Black women can wear their hair how they want without risk of ridicule, reprimand or termination, a joke targeting Black hair is no laughing matter.
In this special edition of ‘Don’t Call Me Resilient,’ we chat about how “the slap heard around the world” is part of a layered story of racism, sexism, power and performance.
It’s refreshing to see disabled actors in disabled roles, but can’t the academy acknowledge films that highlight disability without falling into stereotypical representations?
The Power of the Dog may have lead the pack when it came to nominations, but the big winner of the night was the understated CODA.