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Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel lead Oscar nominations

Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel lead Oscar nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year’s Oscar nominations at a pre-dawn ceremony, here in Los Angeles. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel top the list, each receiving nine nods, with The Imitation Game close behind them on eight. Academy members have narrowe...

Foxcatcher – Review

Foxcatcher – Review

Director: Bennett Miller - Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Michael Hall...

Cannes you get the message from film?

Cannes you get the message from film?

Some people call it the film industry, others refer to it as the entertainment business but these terms could be said better to describe the film market at Cannes, than the festival. The likes of Sex Tape, The Expendables 3, and the latest Hunger Games and Transformers films are certain to do a lot ...

Brit Timothy Spall among Cannes winners

Brit Timothy Spall among Cannes winners

With two British films among the eighteen in the official competition in Cannes, the chances of an award were high and Timothy Spall was named the best actor of the festival, as he grunted his way through Mike Leigh’s sumptuous biopic of the nineteenth century painter JMW Turner. He’d be...

Carell wrestles with drama in Cannes contender Foxcatcher

Carell wrestles with drama in Cannes contender Foxcatcher

In Knocked Up, Kathryn Heigl’s character is commended for the rare achievement of managing to make Steve Carell look like an ass-hole. Capote and Moneyball director Bennett Miller manages to make him look a whole lot worse than an ass-hole, in Foxcatcher, his Palme d’Or-nominated third...

Moneyball

Moneyball – Review

Baseball prodigy Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is one of those sportsmen who, having failed to match the high expectations everyone had of him, ends up in management. But rather than becoming a coach, b...

Capote

Capote – Review

When writer Truman Capote (Hoffman) reads about the horrific murder of four family members at their home in Kansas, he's drawn to the story and gets commissioned to write an article about it. Ta...

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