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Why was Ellen Page afraid to come out as gay?

Why was Ellen Page afraid to come out as gay?

At the age of 15, Ellen Page knew that she had a sexual propensity to women, and she thought that she was bisexual until she turned 20, when she became sure that she was gay and embarked on a romantic relationship with a woman, a fact that she kept secret for 6 years until February when she came out...

Cameron Diaz urges women to watch comedies

Cameron Diaz urges women to watch comedies

Cameron Diaz wanted to make The Other Woman because it was a story about female friendship. “But it wasn’t,” she exclaims, when I talk to her at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. “I am not interested in telling stories about revenge. You have known me long enough and seen all of my fi...

How New Wave was François Truffaut’s cinema?

How New Wave was François Truffaut’s cinema?

In its 18th edition, Colcoa (City of Lights, City of Angels) Film Festival, which is considered the biggest French film festival outside of France, screening this year 61 films this year, celebrated the legacy of iconic French director, François Truffaut, who passed away 30 years ago, with a screen...

Is Johnny Depp to blame for Transcendance box office failure? – interview

Is Johnny Depp to blame for Transcendance box office failure? – interview

The dismal performance of Johnny Depp’s starrer “Transcendence” in the US box office over the weekend heralded the 4th flop in a row for the Hollywood superstar. The $100 million production opened with just $11 million. The actor’s other movies that failed to deliver in the box office were: ...

Is Hollywood to blame for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug overdose?

Is Hollywood to blame for Philip Seymour Hoffman’s drug overdose?

The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman from a drug overdose has shocked Hollywood and the world. Considered one of the finest actors of his generation, the Oscar winner was loved by his peers and revered by his fans. In his 20-year illustrious career, he performed in nearly 50 films, in addition to the...

Do journalists make good guests at the Globes?

Do journalists make good guests at the Globes?

My film journalism usually involves reviewing films and reporting on festivals and awards from around the world. But the unique position of UK Screen’s owner Sam Asi, a Hollywood Foreign Press Association member and Golden Globes voter, makes these awards different. We get to see them from the...

I’m So Excited by Gravity: UK Screen’s best and worst of 2013

I’m So Excited by Gravity: UK Screen’s best and worst of 2013

2013 has been another busy year for UK Screen, with more than a hundred theatrical releases reviewed and the usual mix of big celebrity interviews and reports from awards, such as the Oscars and the Golden Globes, and festivals including Cannes, Toronto and the London Film Festival. The best release...

Is 12 Years A Slave relevant in Obama’s America?

Is 12 Years A Slave relevant in Obama’s America?

Since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, has been making headlines and gaining praise from critics and audiences alike for its uncompromising depiction of the horrors of slavery in pre civil war America. This month, it has ...

Lea Seydoux, Abdellatif Kechiche and Adele Exarchopoulos celebrating in Cannes

The tumultuous journey of Blue Is The Warmest Colour

There is no other movie that merits a Golden Globe nomination more than Blue is the Warmest colour, which has garnered more accolades than any other film this year since it began its journey at the Cannes Film festival, where it was awarded the prestigious Palme D’or, after it had stunned audience...

How did The Conjuring conjure the masses?

How did The Conjuring conjure the masses?

This weekend, The Conjuring, a small budget horror movie about a family who endure frightening experiences after moving into a possessed house , beat Hollywood’s big blockbusters like R.I.P.D and Turbo in the US box office, debuting to $41 million.  Why do filmgoers have such an insatiable appeti...

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