Issues of race dominated the Oscars this year, with talk rife over Billy Crystal's controversial black-face sketch, Octavia Spencer's emotion acceptance speech, and Viola Davis' unexpected defeat at the hands of Meryl Streep.
What sort of a writer would I be if I didn't post something this week about fashion and film? Watching John Rocha's Autumn/Winter 2012 show tu...
The independence of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and of the United States of America is admirable. The sheen on its prestigious Oscar awards night, as the second most watched event in the US, has only got brighter in recent times.
It seems that the clothes are almost as important as the films at the Oscars, so it was great to see so many stars wearing eco fashion. After all, as the star of this year's awards, Meryl Streep, knows all too well - only The Devil Wears Prada.
Every social media monitoring company is telling us how good their Oscar predictions were. The nominations for the best social media-based Oscar predictions are...
As the Academy Awards are across the globe and in the middle of the night, I imposed an assignment on myself to write an inaugural running commentary ...
At last night's Academy award ceremony, Hollywood's big night, actress Viola Davis, lost to heavyweight thespian Meryl Streep in the 'Best Actress' category, but to so many of us, she was the queen of the night.
Anyone who saw The Iron Lady was not surprised by Meryl Streep's Best Actress Oscar win. Virtually a female Zelig, Streep morphed herself into the former British prime minister, capturing the politician's every mannerism.
The US now graduates more visual and performing arts majors than engineers. The same is true in the UK, where a recent survey found that while 4% of teenage girls want to become engineers and 14% scientists, 32% wanted to be models.
With an eye on this Sunday's Academy Awards, or -- more specifically -- the red carpet outfits, I've been looking at jewellery that can lift a great look to the next level.
With that annual ritual of fanfare, glitz and glamour otherwise known as the Oscars upon us, yet again the world will be treated to a view of Hollywood and the movie industry which suggests streets paved with gold and a passport to fame and fortune for all who arrive with heads filled with dreams and hearts bursting with desire.
We live, we are told, in an age of independence, when individuals possess more ability to take control of their lives than any previous era in history.
In the grim months that followed the collapse of Lehmann Brothers and RBS, men's style pages were suddenly swamped with bearded models, boots and chunky knitwear announcing the return of the 'real man' - everything evoked the physicality of manliness; rough, rugged, unflinching.
The 9/11 tragedy is a very tricky topic to deal with effectively in film. Play it too raw and risk offending audiences for no reason other than a general sense of mean bitterness, and play it to sentimentally and risk becoming too schmaltzy and saccharine. For a narrative like Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Stephen Daldry is, on paper, the perfect choice.
The forthcoming Oscar-nominated documentary Saving Facetrails Mohammad Jawad as he returns to Pakistan, the country of his birth, to help victims of acid violence.
It seems the UK film industry, despite good box office takings, is still in such bad shape it's apparently pushing for a revival of silent movies as a way of minimizing costs.