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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...

BAFTA’s Grand Theory of Boyhood

BAFTA’s Grand Theory of Boyhood

Boyhood, The Theory of Everything and The Grand Budapest Hotel were the big winners of the night at the Royal Opera House in London, as Britain’s most prestigious film awards were handed out. Boyhood took the top honours of the night, for Best Film and for its director Richard Linklater. It al...

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...

Directors enter the awards fray

Directors enter the awards fray

The Directors Guild of America has announced its shortlist for this year’s DGA Awards, bringing at least one of the Oscar races into sharper focus. The DGA is among the most reliable of Academy Awards predictors, which is bad news for two of the Golden Globe directing nominees, who miss out he...

Boyhood is the biggest Globes winner as honours are split

Boyhood is the biggest Globes winner as honours are split

With so many categories at the Golden Globes, not least the split between dramas on the one side and comedies and musicals on the other, the chances of a clean sweep is impossible, but the 2015 awards saw film honours spread largely between Boyhood, Birdman and The Theory of Everything – with ...

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...

Boyhood – Review

Boyhood – Review

Director: Richard Linklater - Starring: Ellar Coltrane, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater, Tamara Jolaine, Zoe Graham, Sam Dillon, Nick Krause, Shane Graham...

Berlin honours films from China, Japan and the US

Berlin honours films from China, Japan and the US

The jury at the Berlin Film Festival has given its top prize, the Golden Bear, to the Chinese film Black Coal, Thin Ice. The director Diao Yinan told the audience “It’s really hard to believe this dream has come true.” The film also won the festival’s best actor prize for Lia...

Before Midnight – Review

Before Midnight – Review

Director: Richard Linklater - Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Prior, Charlotte Prior, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Panos Koronis, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Walter Lassally, Ariane Labed, Yiannis Papadopoulos...

Me And Orson Welles

Me And Orson Welles – Review

In 1937 New York, Richard (Efron) is a high school student with dreams of being a Broadway star. Through a remarkable stroke of luck, he happens to be walking past the Mercury Theatre, as a young...

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