Author: Sebastian Ellis

Film Editor 2015/16

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (BvS) opened to the public on Friday morning. In the short time it’s been released it has been excelling worldwide in order to have a significant recoup on what has been three years of hype. Whilst it’s not going to be winning an Oscar in 2017, there are plenty of positives that both old and new fans can take from this film that will reinvigorate the comic book old debate of DC v Marvel. This Justice League prologue, directed by Zack Snyder, starts off during the events of Man of Steel, as Bruce Wayne…

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s elusive wait for an Academy Award was finally over on the 28th February this calendar year. It seemed the whole world watched as 41 year old finally picked up his first Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role for his part as fur trapper Hugh Glass in The Revenant. It has been a long time coming for the six times Oscar nominee, five for acting roles and one for producing. But the people’s choice for this year’s best actor finally picked up his award and it was the shining light in a ceremony that was shrouded in controversy…

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Alan Rickman, the actor and director, has died aged 69. The quintessential villain to most audiences, he first broke out onto the film scene with a major performance as terrorist Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988). This led to further roles such as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Eamon De Valera in the eponymous biopic of Michael Collins (1996), and to slightly younger audiences as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films (2001-2011). Rickman made himself to be one of Britain’s best actors by taking up smaller roles along the way, featuring two standouts…

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