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American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave lead Oscar nominations

American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave lead Oscar nominations

Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voters shocked the film industry when they overlooked Ben Affleck in the best director’s category, this year they outdid themselves, snubbing safe potential contenders such as Emma Thompson, Robert Redford and Tom Hanks in the acting categ...

Nebraska – Review

Nebraska – Review

Director: Alexander Payne - Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Stacy Keach, Bob Odenkirk, Rance Howard, Mary Louise Wilson...

Three hour lesbian film wins top honours at Cannes

Three hour lesbian film wins top honours at Cannes

A three-hour-long film about the love between two young women has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. The Palme d’Or was awarded to French-language Blue is the Warmest Colour, directed by the Tunisian film-maker, Abdellatif Kechiche. The runner-up Grand Prix went to one of the most ...

Polanski, Payne, Coens, Soderbergh and Ozon return to Cannes

Polanski, Payne, Coens, Soderbergh and Ozon return to Cannes

A whole host of Cannes favourites will be back on the Croisette next month for the 66th Cannes Film Festival. After opening with Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, the festival will feature highlights from past winners and contenders in the competition. Among the most high profile films included...

McGregor, Arnold & Payne join Moretti on Cannes 2012 Jury

McGregor, Arnold & Payne join Moretti on Cannes 2012 Jury

The organisers of the Cannes Film Festival have announced the members of the jury that will pick this year's Palme d'Or winner. There's a strong British presence, with 2-time Cannes award winning director Andrea Arnold sitting on the jury with Scotland's favourite cinematic export, Ewan McGregor....

Artist dominates a tight fought Oscars

Artist dominates a tight fought Oscars

The Artist has taken five Academy Awards at the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood, the same number as Hugo, but the black-and-white film won the categories that counted. The Artist was the only the second silent film to win the Best Picture Oscar; the last time this happened was the very first...

Woody Allen wins at the WGA awards

Woody Allen wins at the WGA awards

For the fifth time, Woody Allen has won the Writers Guild of America's award for the best original screenplay; this time for Midnight in Paris. He has previously won the trophyfor Annie Hall, Broadway Danny Rose, Hannah and...

Academy honours Oscar nominees at annual luncheon

Academy honours Oscar nominees at annual luncheon

Most of this year's Oscar nominees have been the guests of honour at an exclusive luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - an annual event at which the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences brings the nominees together for...

The Descendants

The Descendants – Review

Matt King (George Clooney) lives in Hawaii with his wife and two daughters, Alexandra (Shailene Woodley) and Scottie (Amara Miller). It might sound idyllic, but he's a busy lawyer, and on top of...

Hugo named Best Film by National Board of Review

Hugo named Best Film by National Board of – Review

Comprised of scholars, filmmakers and students, the National Board of Review has named Martin Scorsese's 3D homage to the early days of cinema, Hugo, as the best film of the year. Scorsese himself received the...

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