Opinion 

Rotten Trollmatoes: How The Internet Is Pushing Back Against Hate

It came as no surprise to anybody following popular culture online these days that Captain Marvel, like the gender-swapped Ghostbusters and Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi before it, was a victim of a tsunami of troll hatred in the months and weeks leading up to its cinematic release. The first MCU film led by a female character, with a lead actress who had prompted vitriol in some sectors by suggesting that there needed to be more critics of a female persuasion at the film’s premiere, and the white-hot scorching anger…

Read More
Awards Season Opinion The Oscars 

Road To The Oscars – Our Predictions

Every year, countless articles arrive online about this time of year giving you predictions as to which films will take home Oscar glory; we here at Fernby Films are no different, nor are we immune to the tide of enthusiasm the climax of Hollywood’s awards season brings with it. So, again, we proudly present our own selections as to which film’s we think will collect on the big stage this weekend. Best Picture Who Will Win: A Star Is Born Who We Want To Win: A Star Is Born Dark…

Read More
Obituary 

Vale – Bruno Ganz

Noted screen actor Bruno Ganz, best known for his performance as an angel in Wings Of Desire, and as Hitler in Downfall, has passed away. Swiss-born Ganz devoted the majority of his career to the theatre, performing throughout Europe to widespread acclaim, including being named “actor of the year” in 1973, by German magazine Theatre heute. Ganz’ film career did not take off until 1976’s Sommergaste (aka Summer Guests), directed by Peter Stein and set in Tsarist Russia. From there, Ganz would work with noted New Wave Directors including Wim…

Read More
Obituary 

Vale – Albert Finney

Acclaimed British actor Albert Finney, best known for his roles as Daddy Warbucks in Annie, the title part in 1963’s Tom Jones, and as Julia Robert’s garrulous boss in Erin Brockovich, has passed away. A graduate of RADA, Albert Finney had a significant career in British theatre, radio and cinema,treading the boards during the 50’s and 60’s appearing in many Shakespeare productions as well as Charles Laughton’s The Party. His first film appearance came in 1960, in Laurence Olivier’s The Entertainer, while his performance in the same year’s Saturday Night…

Read More
Obituary 

Vale – Dick Miller

Legendary Hollywood character actor Dick Miller, whose most famous role came with Joe Dante’s mid-80’s hit Gremlins, has passed away. Mr Miller’s film career kicked off in the 1950’s, appearing in supporting roles in a string of Roger Corman productions, including Not Of This Earth (1957), A Bucket of Blood (1959) and 1963’s The Terror. He appeared for directors including Jonathan Kaplan (The Slams, Truck Turner), Jonathan Demme (Crazy Mama) and Martin Scorsese (New York, New York), and had an uncredited cameo in Robert Aldrich’s The Dirty Dozen, in 1967.…

Read More

<<< Menu