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Oscar ‘Sweepers’ May Be Thing of the Past

The great sweeper, the film that runs away with the evening’s awards, has a strong history at the Oscars. Three films have won 11 Oscars in one night: “Ben-Hur” (1959), “Titanic” (1997) and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003). Depending on where you stand on those movies, you could love […]

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‘Unhinged’ Holds Top Spot as U.K. Box Office Declines

As the mercury soared, collections plummeted as the heatwave across England took its toll on the U.K. and Ireland box office over the weekend.Russell Crowe’s “Unhinged,” released by Altitude Film Distribution, retained the box office crown with a weekend gross of £117,633, a decline of 34% from last week, despite increasing screen count from 243 […]

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Why The Shape of Water should win the 2018 best picture Oscar

Ahead of the 2018 Oscars, Cath Clarke argues that the quiet female steeliness at the heart of Guillermo del Toro’s fish-love fable should make the Academy rethink its aversion to fantasyGirl meets hot fish monster, falls in love, plots to break him out of a top-secret government research facility. On paper, Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy-sci-fi-romance-thriller […]

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