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Spirits have a Silver Lining

Spirits have a Silver Lining

David O Russell’s Oscar-hopeful Silver Linings Playbook has taken the top awards at the Independent Spirit Awards, in a marquee on the Santa Monica sea-front. The film won the Best Feature prize and the writer-director himself took the trophy for both of his roles. The film’s star Jennif...

César voters love Amour

César voters love Amour

Amour might be the Austrian nomination for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, but the film academy in France claimed Michael Haneke’s French-language drama as one of its own, to bestow five César Awards on it at a ceremony in Paris. Being there to collect his own awards for Best Film, Best Di...

Argo wows BAFTA, with two top awards

Argo wows BAFTA, with two top awards

Ben Affleck – shunned for a Best Director nomination at the Oscars – has continued to pick up every other award in his path, being named the Best Director by BAFTA. At the star-studded ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House, Affleck’s Iran hostage thriller, Argo, also collect...

Amour wows London Critics

Amour wows London Critics

The Austrian-French co-production Amour has picked up three of the top prizes at the London Film Critics Circle Awards. It was voted the Best Film, the director Michael Haneke collected the Best Screenplay award and the veteran French actress Emmanuelle Riva was the critics’ choice for the Bes...

Amour – Review

Amour – Review

Director: Michael Haneke - Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert ...

Cannes continues its Love affair with Haneke

Cannes continues its Love affair with Haneke

The Austrian director Michael Haneke has won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for the second time in four years. His French-language drama Love -- about an elderly couple learning to cope with the wife's stroke -- has beaten off ...

Rainsoaked Cannes ends with a stroke of genius

Rainsoaked Cannes ends with a stroke of genius

It might have been one of the wettest Cannes Film Festivals in living memory, but from from the point of view of the industry, it had to be good news - those spare moments that critics and buyers alike might have...

Handful of Cannes favourites to return to the Croisette

Handful of Cannes favourites to return to the Croisette

Former winners of the Palme d'Or, including Britain's Ken Loach and the polyglot Austrian Michael Haneke, are back in competition again at this year's Cannes Film Festival....

Funny Games US

Funny Games US – Review

Wealthy couple Ann (Watts) and George (Roth) take their son Georgie (Gearhart) to their idyllic, lakeside country home for a holiday. They arrive to find a couple of clean-cut teenage boys stayin...

Hidden – Review

Hidden – Review

Georges (Auteuil) and his wife Anne (Binoche) are going though a bit of a rough spot – with each other and with their teenaged son, Pierrot (Makedonsky). Georges makes his living as the presenter of...

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