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Philomena

BAFTA sets up race between the Artist and Tinker

12 Years beats Gravity to BAFTA’s Best Picture

Gravity has come off the biggest winner of the night at the British Academy Film Awards, taking six trophies, but the top prize of the night, for Best Picture, eluded the space thriller. The London-based Mexican-born Alfonso Cuarón was the best director for the ground-breaking film, which also won...

London Critics hail 12 Years a Slave

London Critics hail 12 Years a Slave

The British-led US slave drama 12 Years a Slave has come away from the annual London Film Critics Circle awards as the big winner, being chosen as the Best Film, as well as picking the Best Actor award for Chiwetel Ejiofor and the prize for the Best Supporting Actress, for Lupita Nyong’o. Cate...

UK film production and box office take both top £1bn

UK film production and box office take both top £1bn

Cinema audiences in the UK and the Irish Republic spent more than a billion pounds to see films released in 2013. It’s the third year in a row that the figure has been passed. With 165.5 million tickets sold, there were 4% fewer cinema visits than the previous year, but with slightly higher ti...

American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave lead Oscar nominations

American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave lead Oscar nominations

Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voters shocked the film industry when they overlooked Ben Affleck in the best director’s category, this year they outdid themselves, snubbing safe potential contenders such as Emma Thompson, Robert Redford and Tom Hanks in the acting categ...

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...

Still Catching Fire at the top spot in the UK

Still Catching Fire at the top spot in the UK

Holding on to the top spot is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire after making £5,525,476 in its second week on release. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, who return to reprise their roles as Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark. In the last Hunger Games, they beat the Capitol at thei...

Starred Up and Selfish Giant lead BIFA nods

Starred Up and Selfish Giant lead BIFA nods

A prison drama that won the Best Newcomer honour for its first-time writer at the London Film Festival last month has scooped the most nominations at the British Independent Film Awards – the opening ceremony of a long film awards season that will end with the Oscars in February. Starred Up wi...

Thor breaks into the top spot in the UK

Thor breaks into the top spot in the UK

Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Thor: The Dark World is the second Thor film, first being Thor in 2011, and the eighth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the first seven include the three Iron Man films, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain...

‘EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON’: PHILOMENA’S 50 YEAR SEARCH FOR SON STOLEN BY NUNS

‘EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON’: PHILOMENA’S 50 YEAR SEARCH FOR SON STOLEN BY NUNS

While I was in London I had a fascinating talk with Dame Judi Dench and an Irish lady named Philomena Lee whom the actress portrays in the movie Philomena. Photographers gathered as the two elderly ladies sat together on a couch at the May Fair Hotel, sipping coffee, chatting, laughing and occasiona...

Philomena – Review

Philomena – Review

Director: Stephen Frears - Starring: Steve Coogan, Judi Dench, Michelle Fairley, Anna Maxwell Martin, Sophie Kennedy Clark , Charlie Murphy, Peter Hermann, Sean Mahon, Mare Winningham, Simone Lahbib, Cathy Belton, Wunmi Mosaku, Ruth McCabe, Barbara Jefford, Kate Fleetwood ...

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