The 3rd annual OxStu Oscars drunk liveblog

REFRESH MANUALLY TO KEEP UP 05:07- Right, that is that. The Oscars 2014 are over, awards have been given out, friendships have been broken, twitter records shattered, many people left happy. If you have been reading this with us, it has been a pleasure to guide you  stutteringly through the awards, and we hope you’ve […]

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Interview with Kate Spicer, producer of Mission to Lars

If you didn’t know the context, some things Kate Spicer says could sound really wanky. “I have a really deep connection with Tom”; “I feel very, very, very close to my brothers.” Lots of celebrities surrounded by PRs seem instructed to insert the odd spurt of emotion like this to make their otherwise sterilised answers […]

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OxStu Oscars Drunk Liveblog

Goodbye lads (and ladies, I’m not sexist), it’s been an absolute cracker of an evening, although the Oscars weren’t much cop. Thanks for reading, if you did. Fuck you if you didn’t. It’s been emotional; it’s been drunk; it’s been live. It’s now over, so go to bed. See you next year. Oh, sorry, ARGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO […]

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Nashville: Drama to keep your eye on

Nashville, Tennessee: the home of country music. And now a fiendishly addictive US drama that’s crossed the pond to channel 4. Nashville takes the classic TV formula – a newcomer somehow disrupts the supposed static idealism of the characters’ lives. Nashville’s newcomer is country/pop singer Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere), record label Edgehill-Republic’s hot new artist […]

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Brace yourselves: The Oscars are coming

Contrary to popular belief, February is not grey and shit. It is actually a brilliant month, for two reasons: pancake day (self-evident) and Hollywood awards season. If, for film fans, January is a month of birthdays (the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the DGA Awards) February is one big, excited lead up to Christmas, which […]

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The BEST Valentine’s Day film ever. Definitely.

Valentine’s day is almost upon us: the day for him and her, the day of togetherness. The day of flowers and chocolates and gifts and sharing popcorn and watching films together. The day that thousands of men are dragged to the nearest cinema or the nearest sofa to watch such romantic treats as The Notebook, […]

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My Mad Fat Diary: Not that mental

Back in November, David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook demonstrated that on-screen treatment of mental illness combined with comedy need not be tasteless. E4’s new 6-part teen comedy/drama, My Mad Fat Diary is similar in content, but despite being inspired by real-life diary entries the consideration of mental health issues is far less penetrating. This time […]

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American History X: Spielberg Edition

Stephen Spielberg is comfortable with historical epics. From the sombre brilliance of Schindler’s List to the explosive power of Saving Private Ryan, his is the realm of the majestic. Lincoln, his latest film, fits this mould perfectly: it’s a sweeping account of the 16th president of the USA’s fight to abolish slavery during the American […]

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