How The Middle East Will Win An Oscar

Five of our favourite regional contenders have been longlisted for an Academy Award, here’s what you need to know Middle Eastern cinema is riding something of a wave at present, and here are five movies from the region that have been announced on the longlist for next year’s Best Foreign Film Academy Award. The winner…

The Alternative Oscars 2015

Film we most want to see to prove a point: The Interview Sure, it was terrible, sophomoric and a waste of time but we made sure we saw it just because no hackers (praised by Korean dictators) are going to tell us what we can watch. We should have listened to them — boy did that…

Who really votes for the Oscars?

The Academy Awards are voted for by the 5,783 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences [AMPAS], but the list of who those people are is not entirely public. And the process is obviously open for criticism. The Academy is made up of fifteen branches, including directors, those who produce visual effects,…

Alternative Oscars 2008

At the end of this month the Oscars will take place in Los Angeles, with worthy films getting awards. But what about the categories the Academy have ignored, including ones to shame cinematic wrongdoers? After all, they have an award for best make-up. Time Out rights that wrong. Funniest Film Of The Year Superbad. The…