The Case for Best Picture: Marriage Story

Written by Alison Traynor The Oscars have always provided an intriguing lens through which an era’s culture can be examined, and this year’s Best Feature contenders are no exception. Joker’s nomination, for example, has plenty to say about contemporary Western concerns, for it demonstrates that a lack of mental health resources is an increasingly seriousContinue reading “The Case for Best Picture: Marriage Story”

The Case for Best Picture: Jojo Rabbit

Written by Ellen Jacob Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit is like Moonrise Kingdom meets The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas with all the wit of a Monty Python sketch. Everything about that description suggests that this film shouldn’t work, but under the masterful directorial eye of Waititi, it does. It has earned 6 Oscar nominations includingContinue reading “The Case for Best Picture: Jojo Rabbit”

Jojo Rabbit

Review by Luke Bradley If trailers hadn’t given the game away, Jojo Rabbit’s opening sequence, accompanied by a German dub of The Beatles’ ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, would wisely sets the tone for the film ahead. Taiki Waititi, the mastermind behind Thor: Ragnarok and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, has made a film aboutContinue reading “Jojo Rabbit”

Marriage Story

Review by Johannes Black Listening to his father’s fifteenth studio-album, Blood on the Tracks (1975), Jackob Dylan (the estranged child of Bob and Sara) recognised it as “my parents talking”: a conversation in lyrics between two people once so familiar. His remark is, of course, belated, having only properly understood their divorce with the hindsightContinue reading “Marriage Story”