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Globes set up Oscar race between American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Gravity

Globes set up Oscar race between American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Gravity

David O Russell’s 1970s crime caper American Hustle has won the most awards at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, taking the Best Film in the Comedy and Musical category as well as acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, in the lead and supporting competitions respectively. The bes...

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...

All Is Lost – Review

All Is Lost – Review

Director/writer: JC Chandor - Starring: Robert Redford...

12 Years a Slave and Nebraska lead Spirit nods

12 Years a Slave and Nebraska lead Spirit nods

America’s Film Independent organisation likes to keep the industry guessing – it’s one of the first of Awards Season to announce its nominations and one of the last to hold its ceremony; the annual Spirit Awards won’t be handed out until 1st March, just one day before the Osc...

Robert Redford: Hollywood is just a business – TV interview

Robert Redford: Hollywood is just a business – TV interview

In an interview I’ve conducted with Robert Redford for my BBC show, Alternative Cinema, the Hollywood superstar explains why he founded the Sundance institute in 1980. “I sensed that the movie market was becoming centralized on the youth market, where they felt the money was, because Hollywood i...

Record LFF ticket sales but who’ll remember 2013?

Record LFF ticket sales but who’ll remember 2013?

The BFI has hailed the success of Clare Stewart’s second London Film Festival at the helm, with last year’s record audience attendance being broken, with the figure passing the 150,000 mark for the first time. Sandwiched between two Tom Hanks films, the piracy drama Captain Phillips at t...

Cannes shows Redford has lost nothing

Cannes shows Redford has lost nothing

Anyone who’s seen last year’s Oscar-winning Life of Pi, might feel that they’ve done someone trying to survive against the odds on a life raft in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But setting a ship-wreck against the background of moving a zoo pushes some of the drama into the realms...

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