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Woody Allen: I feel alienated and out of touch

Woody Allen: I feel alienated and out of touch

Woody Allen has often described reality as a miserable existence and that he made movies in order to escape it and suppress the thought of his ultimate end. In his recent movies, such as “Midnight in Paris,” “Cafe Society,” and TV show “Crisis in Sex Scenes” he j...

Venassa Redgrave: Terrible things done to women in the name of God – TV interview

Venassa Redgrave: Terrible things done to women in the name of God – TV interview

Regarded as one of the finest actresses of her generation, 80-year-old Vanessa Redgrave is still very busy, performing in theatre, TV and film. “I do it to pay my mortgage,” she jokes. But then she adds that “acting gives her artistic satisfaction.” I caught up with her at To...

Suffragette to open London Film Festival

Suffragette to open London Film Festival

The London Film Festival has announced its opening film – more than four months before the start of the event. Suffragette – about women fighting for the vote in the early twentieth century – will receive its European premiere in Leicester Square on 7th October, attended by many of...

Producers pick Birdman as best film of 2014

Producers pick Birdman as best film of 2014

Birdman has received a much-needed boost in its Oscar campaign by winning the PGA Award. More than six and a half thousand producers picked the film, which lost out to The Grand Budapest Hotel at the Golden Globes, as their best film of the year. It was chosen over American Sniper, Boyhood, Foxcatch...

Strong British presence at SAG nominations dominated by Birdman

Strong British presence at SAG nominations dominated by Birdman

British stars are well represented among the nominations for the awards which best predict the acting Oscars, the Screen Actors Guild. Benedict Cumberbatch will be in the running for the best actor prize for his portrayal of the Enigma code-breaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. He’ll be u...

Turtles return to the top in the UK

Turtles return to the top in the UK

Returning to the top spot on its third week is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which made another £1,429,159 just ahead of horror flick Ouija, which entered at second. This is the first time since January that six films have taken £1m at the UK box office. The reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt...

’71 tops BIFA nominations list with 9 nods

’71 tops BIFA nominations list with 9 nods

The drama ’71, set during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has picked up the most nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards, including nods for Best British Independent Film, Best Director for Yann Demange and Best Actor for Jack O’Connell. Pride, about a group o...

Fury at the UK top spot

Fury at the UK top spot

Brad Pitt’s WW2 film Fury hit the top spot last weekend by pulling in £2,692,786 over three days plus previews. For a film that is relatively straight forward, a plot not based on a real life event or a must see hook, it has generated a lot of praise with the box office revenue showing Pitt may s...

Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles grab the UK top spot

Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles grab the UK top spot

Knocking Gone Girl off the top spot, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuted with an impressive £4,785,448 making it the biggest opening for a film since The Inbetweeners 2 in early August. The film is based on the franchise of the same name and a reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series...

International politics creeps into LFF Awards

International politics creeps into LFF Awards

At an unusually political set of awards at the 2014 London Film Festival, it’s almost as if the BFI is trying to solve the world’s conflict through film; its main honours have been handed to films from Ukraine, Russia and Syria. Despite the tensions between Russia and Ukraine, film maker...

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