Disney’s ongoing mission to bring an end to originality in all corners of this universe – not to mention those far far away – continued on form yesterday with the announcement that the studio are remaking 1996 animation The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
Every year, between the months of January and March, the world stops to reflect on the previous twelve months at the cinema, It is in this time that we all forget our preferences and allow a conglomerate of faceless industry figures to decide for us what motion pictures we should consider the best. But who are these critical deities and how do they decide who should win the most coveted awards in film?
It’s the awards show many use to predict the Oscars but never fails to surprise. Yes, the 76th Golden Globes took place in Los Angeles last night and has given the 2019 awards season a shake up that may render it the least predictable in years.
What connects James McAvoy, Juno Temple, John Boyega and Jack O’Connell? Beyond the fact they’ve all got names beginning with ‘J’, the answer we’re fishing for is that each has been a recipient of the BAFTA Rising Star Award since it’s 2006 inauguration.
While it’s by no means uncommon to find films attempting to predict the future, you may be surprised to learn just how many have specifically targeted 2019 with their oracle intent.
Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner is just one of this collection but, as we’re about to show, is not the only cinematic offering of the last century to suggest that 2019 was going to be a very bleak time for humanity.
If you thought Brexit, another year of Trump, the gradual collapse of the high street and increasing pressures of global warming were bad, this list of 12 things films told us to expect in 2019 might just see you re-evaluate the situation.
As the year reaches its close, it is time to celebrate with the annual rankings. Without further ado, here are our ten best of 2018 – let us know if you agree in the comments!
We continue our annual retrospective with a look at the top ten film performances of the past twelve months. Have we missed any? Let us know in the comments!