Drama at the Oscars: Best Picture Winners and their Genres

  Trailing through IMDB recently, we stumbled upon a list of all Best Picture winning films from 1927 to 2015. This got us thinking ‘What could we do with all of this data?’. Here, we take an in-depth look into which genres are most successful at the Academy Awards.   Here we can see that Drama is by far the most frequent …

FILM REVIEW: THE PURGE: ANARCHY

Starring: Carmen Ejogo, Frank Grillo, Zoë Soul, Kiele Sanchez  Genre: Action, Horror Set in 2023, The Purge: Anarchy retains the same premise from the first film, whereby the legalisation of crime for one night a year is used to keep crime rates down. The film provides little background information, telling audiences only that the annual Purge was sanctioned by the …

FILM REVIEW: THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe Genre: Drama Adapted from John Green’s novel of the same name, The Fault in Our Stars depicts the story of terminally ill Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley). Burdened physically by the heavy oxygen tank to which she owes her life, and plagued by the knowledge that her impending death …