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A spirited boost for Birdman on eve of Oscars

A spirited boost for Birdman on eve of Oscars

Birdman won the latest face-off with its main Oscar rival Boyhood – this time in the world America’s independent cinema. Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu’s satire on the world of entertainment took the prizes for Best Feature, Best Actor for Michael Keaton and Best Cinematography at the...

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...

BAFTA sets up race between the Artist and Tinker

Hawking biopic and Hotel comedy lead the way at the BAFTAs

The British film industry elite have announced their nominations for this year’s BAFTAs and unusually, it’s an American film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, that has the most nods, eleven. But two British Oscar front-runners, The Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything and The Imitat...

WGA nominees skew awards season by excluding non-members

WGA nominees skew awards season by excluding non-members

As the awards season continues in full swing, the Writers Guild of America is the latest set of industry insiders to honour its peers with nominations for its annual awards. Mirroring the Oscars, the WGA divides its film nominees into two categories, original and adapted, but unlike the other awards...

Producers Guild nominations narrow Oscars race

Producers Guild nominations narrow Oscars race

The Producers Guild of America, his published its nominees for its annual awards, including episodic TV, sports coverage, theatrical documentaries, TV competitions, among others – but all attention is falling, as usual, on those in the running for the Darryl F Zanuck Award for Outstanding Prod...

What if that awkward moment was gone, girl: UK Screen’s lows and highs of 2014

What if that awkward moment was gone, girl: UK Screen’s lows and highs of 2014

There are few things that can keep a true film enthusiast out of the cinema. One might be the fear of seeing a film so bad that it drains your belief in the power of the silver screen to inspire. Another might be the arrival of a baby. Any eagle-eyed readers of UK Screen might notice that the usual ...

Birdman dominates Independent Spirit Award nominations

Birdman dominates Independent Spirit Award nominations

The film that opened the Venice Film Festival, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, has topped the nominations list for the thirtieth Film Independent Spirit Awards; it’s nominated in six categories, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Male Lead for Michael Keaton, and Emma...

Turtles return to the top in the UK

Turtles return to the top in the UK

Returning to the top spot on its third week is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which made another £1,429,159 just ahead of horror flick Ouija, which entered at second. This is the first time since January that six films have taken £1m at the UK box office. The reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turt...

Nightcrawler – Review

Nightcrawler – Review

Director: Dan Gilroy - Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton, Kevin Rahm, Michael Hyatt, Eric Lange, Jonny Coyne...

Fury at the UK top spot

Fury at the UK top spot

Brad Pitt’s WW2 film Fury hit the top spot last weekend by pulling in £2,692,786 over three days plus previews. For a film that is relatively straight forward, a plot not based on a real life event or a must see hook, it has generated a lot of praise with the box office revenue showing Pitt may s...

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