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Academy picks first black president

Academy picks first black president

The body that hands out the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has chosen its first black president. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who’s been an Academy governor in the Public Relations branch for more than twenty years, succeeds Hawk Koch, who’d served only one year as pres...

Kings Speech director backs BFIs youth film academy

Kings Speech director backs BFIs youth film academy

A government-commissioned report has claled for more cultural education in schools. Darren Henley - who runs the Classic FM radio station - concluded that there is "a great deal of patchiness" in the amount of drama, arts, dance and music that schools receive at schools across the country. The Edu...

UKscreens Best and Worst films of 2011

UKscreen’s Best and Worst films of 2011

2011 has been a busy year for UKscreen, bringing you reviews of more than a hundred theatrical releases, interviews with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and coverage of film festivals and awards events from as far and wide as Toronto, Cannes and, of course, London. Looking...

Black Swan takes a bow at the Spirits

Black Swan takes a bow at the Spirits

Some of Hollywood's biggest stars have gathered in a marquee on Santa Monica beach to honour the makes of the year's best independent American films. The annual event neatly comes a day before the Oscars, so the biggest names in the movie business ...

Kings Speech tops Oscar nominations list

Kings Speech tops Oscar nominations list

The number one film at the UK box office, The King's Speech, leads the field in the race for the Oscars, with twelve nominations -- including Best Picture, Best Actor for Colin Firth, Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush and Best Supporting Actress Helena Bonham Carter. The film is also...

The Kings Speech

The King’s Speech – Review

Back in 1936, Prince Albert (Colin Firth) has a rather nasty stammer. Ordinarily, this would be little more than a bit unfortunate. The Duke of York would have to do a bit of public speaking, but ...

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