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’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...

Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars

Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars

In recent years, he’s hosted the Emmys and the Tonys and now, Neil Patrick Harris – currently starring in the box office chart topping Gone Girl– is to add the Oscars to his CV. He’s taking over from Ellen De Generes, who – as a safe pair of hands – brought in the highest ratings for the...

Gone Girl remains lost at the UK top spot

Gone Girl remains lost at the UK top spot

For a second week, Gone Girl easily holds on to the top spot with £3,064,545 which now brings its gross to £9,827,252 in the UK alone. The David Fincher thriller is doing particularly well considering that its 18 certificate makes it unavailable to a significant slice of regular cinemagoers and ha...

Gone Girl is found at the top spot in the UK

Gone Girl is found at the top spot in the UK

Hitting the box office charts hard is American mystery thriller Gone Girl, which delivered the biggest opening weekend since The Inbetweeners 2 back in August, debuting with £4,109,628. Adapted by Gillian Flynn, who wrote the 2012 novel of the same name, it was directed by David Fincher, whose prev...

Billy Elliot dances its way to the top in the UK

Billy Elliot dances its way to the top in the UK

For the first time ever, a live event has topped the charts in the form of Billy Elliot the Musical, which took £1,904,098 from more than 500 screens across the UK on September 28th. It was broadcast live from London’s Victoria Palace Theatre and was the widest ever cinema release of a live event...

Al Pacino becomes a BFI Fellow

Al Pacino becomes a BFI Fellow

One of Hollywood’s most respected actors, Al Pacino, has been honoured with a BFI Fellowship. At a ceremony at the Corinthia Hotel in London, Pacino said he was overwhelmed to be given the BFI’s highest accolade. The chairman of the BFI, Greg Dyke, said, Pacino’s extraordinary body...

The Boxtrolls holds off Liam Neeson competition to the top spot

The Boxtrolls holds off Liam Neeson competition to the top spot

The Boxtrolls has continued its run at the top of the UK box office, just beating out strong competition from Liam Neeson’s latest release. The stop motion animation brought in £1,333,137 last weekend and has grossed £3,621,803 so far. The film, which is based on the novel Here Be Monsters! by A...

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