Oscar Suicides Pt. II

by Vittorio Bollo

Welcome to part two of our list of Oscar winners and nominees who tragically ended their lives too soon. Read on to find out learn about the next five Oscar suicides: 5. John Monk Saunders, Early Film Screenwriter Minnesota-born Saunders was a Rhodes Scholar and served as flight instructor during World War I. He adapted […]

Oscar Suicides Pt. 1

by Vittorio Bollo

The Oscars come and go every year. Hollywood loves a chance to pat itself on the back and for the luvvy-duvvy aren’t-we-just-fabulous awards malarkey to go into overdrive. They are also serious business for the film industry, however much they may play it down with their faux nonchalance about it all. It’s a marketing game […]

The True Cost

by Vittorio Bollo

Documentary films are without a doubt one of my favourite film genres of all. There have been too many over the years to note here, but I for one cannot resist, say, the agitprop of Michael Moore’s work in Bowling for Columbine and Sicko or Morgan Spurlock’s Super Size Me. Then there are documentary gems […]

Spotlight

by Vittorio Bollo

Many people were surprised when Spotlight won this year’s Oscar for Best Picture. There were even gasps of surprise in the audience when it was announced the winner, as The Revenant was considered the favourite at that point. I was not one of those surprised by Spotlight winning the top prize, however. I knew it […]

What We Do in the Shadows

by Vittorio Bollo

Do you know why I love movies? I mean really, really love movies? I love movies because every once in a while, literally out of nowhere, a gem comes along that is so unexpected and so good that it makes up for all the disappointing, overrated, flabby or downright bad movies that one has had […]