Friday, January 22News For London

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Does awards season still matter?

Does awards season still matter?

Film
As awards season comes to a close, Edward Lauder speaks to London-based film critic and IGN UK’s movie editor Chris Tilly about whether film critics and the awards they hand out are still relevant in the internet age. Sub-editor: Nader Kaddor With an ever increasing number of online torrenting sites and paid streaming services, do awards really matter? Do people care which movies are the critics’ favourites or which actor performed the best this year? “I think you only have to look at the spike in the box office takings of the films that got lots of Oscar nominations to know that they still mean something in business terms. Many small films with modest budgets, award nominations can give them a real global lift,” says IGN UK's Chris Tilly. “Take 12 Years a Slave and Gravity last
Protesting overseas student fears deportation

Protesting overseas student fears deportation

Student
International students attending British universities are being put off from taking part in protests due to fears they may be deported. Samiksha Pattanaik reports. Sub-editor: Sohini Sinha Despite the plethora of issues concerning international students, they have to think twice before raising their voice. The fear of deportation, as pointed out recently in a Guardian article by an international student, often puts off overseas students from political campaigning or participating in protests. Sanaz Raji has a sword of deportation hanging over  her head because of a complaint she made about the quality of supervision at her university while studying for a PhD. This will mean she would no longer be able to pursue her case against her university. Iranian born and a United States