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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...

Saving Mr Banks – Review

Saving Mr Banks – Review

Director: John Lee Hancock - Starring: Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, Jason Schwartzman, BJ Novak, Colin Farrell, Ruth Wilson, Rachel Griffiths, Kathy Bates...

Tom Hanks: I am not a political guy – TV interview

Tom Hanks: I am not a political guy – TV interview

    In an exclusive interview for my BBC show Alternative Cinema, Tom Hanks, who openly supported Barack Obama in the 2008 US elections and made donations to many Democratic politicians, denies being a political guy. He is only interested in examining the process. “I admit it!  I voted ...

Record LFF ticket sales but who’ll remember 2013?

Record LFF ticket sales but who’ll remember 2013?

The BFI has hailed the success of Clare Stewart’s second London Film Festival at the helm, with last year’s record audience attendance being broken, with the figure passing the 150,000 mark for the first time. Sandwiched between two Tom Hanks films, the piracy drama Captain Phillips at t...

LFF brings pick of the festivals to London

LFF brings pick of the festivals to London

Coming late in the year, the London Film Festival is continuing its modest streak of bringing some of the best films of the year’s other festivals – including Sundance, Cannes, Venice and Toronto – to Britain. Many festivals insist on screening the world premieres for their films, ...

Tom Hanks to bookend London Film Festival

Tom Hanks to bookend London Film Festival

The BFI has announced the 57th London Film Festival will close with Saving Mr Banks, the story of how Mary Poppins was brought to the big screen. Emma Thompson stars as the author PL Travers with Tom Hanks playing Walt Disney. The film is directed by The Blind Side’s John Lee Hancock and co-st...

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