High-Rise: Britain’s Most Exciting Director Breaks Out

Down Terrace, Kill List, A Field In England, Sightseers. The chances are that you’ve never heard of these three films, let alone seen them. But with the arrival of High-Rise, an unnerving wrecking ball of dystopian near-future genre-bending film, it’s more than likely movie lovers will be logging on to Amazon to bag copies of British…

Captain America: Civil War – Marvel’s Most Frustrating Film

Captain America: Civil War, the umpteenth movie in Marvel’s never-ending series of blockbusters, has been billed as a relentless spectacle of battle – the on-screen chaos ramped up to highs never seen in a Kevin Feige-led film. What a shame then, that it isn’t. All this nonsense of #TeamCap vs #TeamIronMan. Celebrities having their say…

The 87th Academy Awards: Part III

Concluding Encapsulate’s preview of the upcoming 87th Academy Awards, we cast a cynic’s eye over the Best Picture nominations – a merry band of powerhouse productions at indie darlings. If you haven’t, be sure to read up on the supporting and lead acting nominees with Parts I and II of this series. Enough with the formalities, let’s…

The 87th Academy Awards: Part II

Continuing our annual preview of the Academy Awards, we turn our gaze to the heavy hitters in the acting categories. A vintage year for both the men and women of Hollywood. Be sure to read up on the nominations for supporting actor and supporting actress in Part I before diving in. -*-*- Best Actress   The…

The 87th Academy Awards: Part I

It took an ample amount of oil and grease to lubricate the cogs and wheels in the rusty old engine room at Encapsulate HQ, but here we are, huffing and puffing, ready to delve into the glorious goodness of the Academy Awards once more. To start, a quick look over the supporting roles. Last year,…

Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy

For years, nay decades, the original Star Wars trilogy has been hailed as the pinnacle of cinema. Readers of Empire magazine even voted Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back as their favourite film. That’s putting it ahead of classics like The Shawshank Redemption and The Godfather. For some within the nerd universe, Star Wars is…

Emmys 2014: Cracking Up

Concluding our look at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations – following a tasty little overview of the drama categories – we move on to the comedy capers that have had us in stitches over the past few months. Be sure to cast your eye over the nominations in full before reading but most importantly,…

Emmys 2014: The Drama Of It All

You know it’s Emmy nominations time when the TV nerds (you, yes you sir) take to the internets and the twitters to quietly murmur about which trivial one-scene guest appearance just has to be nominated this year before their fandom-driven online persona snowballs into a cursing sociopath as some fairly unfunny talk show host inevitably…