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The Oscar nominations are, in many ways similar to those put forward by BAFTA. What is particularly interesting is the films that have been omitted from the lists.
The turning point for the modern Mexican horror genre occurred in 1993, when a certain Guillermo Del Toro burst onto the scene with his inventive and brilliantly creepy film Cronos.
We have one dvd copy of Wiener-Dog starring Greta Gerwig and Danny DeVito to giveaway.
On Wednesday 28th December, The RAH played host to the ET: The Extra-Terrestrial leg of its current ‘In Concert’ series of live orchestra accompanied films. Previous mightily musical movies featured, include Jurassic Park, Amadeus, Independence Day, Gladiator, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Godfather and Frozen.
The London Film Festival 2016 has finished but the new films that have been shown are or will be on general – or limited – release over the coming year.
Watching Arrival in a spectacular fashion and later Contact (1997) in the comfort of my own home it made me think about how science fiction, while seeming so distant with ideas of space and aliens is actually so very tuned in to exploring how close humanity is, or at least can be.
The London Film Festival 2016 has just finished but the new films that have been shown will be on general – or limited – release over the coming year. Three which will be worth catching are LION and QUEEN OF KATWE and A UNITED KINGDOM
The London Film Festival is a busy time for both filmmakers and press. However, an excellent part of it is the opportunity to meet the directors behind some of the films on show in a more informal way than unusual.
The LFF is thrown open to the press and industry for two weeks before the public can get their hands on tickets. Here is Close-Up’s guide to what’s hot and what’s not from the vast array of films available.
As the Studio celebrated its 30th birthday last year it was also experiencing a huge transition. Co-founder and figurehead Hayao Miyazaki had stepped down from creating feature films.
It’s that time of year again: the 60th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Wednesday...
The Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia has just wrapped up its 65th year, and we were there for part of it to take in the crazy atmosphere, the workshops, lectures and networking of their Accelerator industry program, and of course to see a few films
The National Film and Television School (NFTS) announces it is adding two courses to its successful animation department in 2017
Leeds Young Film Festival has announced the programme for its 18th edition, taking place 10-20 April across Leeds. The Festival, part of Leeds City Council with support from the British Film Institute and Arts Council England, is now the largest family film event in the UK
Today Verve Pictures and Between The Rivers Productions are delighted to announce that their documentary LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD, about the extraordinary life and times of Gertrude Bell with Tilda Swinton featuring as her voice, will be released in UK cinemas from 21st April 2017.
The UK’s leading critics spread the love among a range of films at the 37th Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday night at The May Fair Hotel in London.
The concert film Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars will be broadcast to an international cinema audience on March 7, 2017, in celebration of the life and music of David Bowie, courtesy of recently launched event cinema company, CinEvents.
Hollywood musical La La Land has broken the record for the most Golden Globe Awards, winning seven prizes.
Moonlight and Love & Friendship lead the nominations for the 37th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards
The UK’s leading film critics have announced the nominations for the 37th annual Critics’ Circle Film Awards, with Barry Jenkins’ drama Moonlight and Whit Stillman’s comedy Love & Friendship garnering seven nominations each.
First time a wellness workshop launches in conjunction with a feature film to help people embrace the profound and existential
Nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this Monday morning from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
At an event in Birmingham today BFI Chair Josh Berger and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill launched BFI2022 – a new five year strategic plan for UK film.
Britain’s leading film critics today announced that filmmakers Alice Lowe and Steve Oram will return as hosts of the 37th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards, which will take place on Sunday 22nd January 2017 at The May Fair Hotel.
Sundance Institute and Picturehouse are delighted to announce that the Sundance Film Festival: London will return to Picturehouse Central from 1-4 June 2017.
Matthew McConaughey, who plays the lead, in this film, was a real pin-up boy not so many years back. Perhaps the best thing in this rather dull film is McConaughey’s look: he allows himself to appear with a partly bald head and greasy straggly hair and a paunch.
Picked out as one to watch by Carlie Newman in her round-up of the LFF earlier in the year, Moonlight has indeed been festooned with praise on the way to eight nominations at the Oscars, and if La La Land had been set in anywhere but the apex of movies, might well have had a chance at coming home with a good armful of golden statues.
John Waters’ technically unaccomplished and drearily grotesque second feature includes all manner of depravity, from robbery to murder to a still rather shocking scene inside a Catholic church.
This is the story of Ray Kroc, founder of the McDonald’s global fast food empire. Except, as it turns out, he wasn’t the real founder at all.
As the Pavlov of the film franchise gods rings his bell, the opportunity to ‘relight the Wick’ has been duly pounced on. It’s actually a welcome improvement to the sketchy original and offers the chance to serve up more of its treats and fewer of its slops.
August Wilson, one of America’s most prominent playwrights, has been compared in stature to Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. His work is not as well known in the UK as that of those other giants of the American theatre, though another of his plays “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was performed at the National Theatre last year to enthusiastic reviews.
Sony Pictures have restored Taxi Driver up to a 4K standard viewing experience with the ‘guidance’ of cinematographer Michael Chapman and Scorsese himself.
This comedy from German writer/director Maren Ade has been both highly praised by many critics when seen at festivals and nominated for a plethora of awards including a BAFTA and an Oscar. And it has won some of them.
It has always puzzled me as to how anyone could deny that the Holocaust took place, in view of the overwhelming amount of photographic and witness evidence proving that it did.
“Jackie” is structured around an interview, which Jackie Kennedy gave to Life magazine a few days after the assassination of her husband President Kennedy.
This is an engrossing true life story based on the autobiographical book by its protagonist, Saroo Brierley.
Casey may be the less famous of his siblings, but he’s the better actor, and it would be foolish to bet against him taking Oscar home this year.
Very nicely shot and wild and weird as all get-go, this taboo-breaking exploration of carnal desire may leave the most resolute libertine feeling a bit tatty.
Cheese is Technicolored into spectacle and charm, with a melancholy tinge, in one of the most successful Hollywood musicals of the 1940s.
Basic Instinct meets A Monster Calls in this overly complicated fantasy mystery for the Ritalin Generation. It is utter twaddle, packed full of dimestore psychology posing as cutting-edge science – plus it is really obvious who the baddy is.
A chilling fable about the rise of fascism or a nicely designed and acted set of cinematic references laying on top of a cliché? I go with the latter.
The little Wiener dog (known to us in the UK as a dachshund) is the real star of this movie.
Babek Anvari’s debut feature is a masterful example of a lean, tight piece of filmmaking. There is a cast of only 14 of which primary screen time is set aside for mother and little girl Shideh (Avin Manshadi) and Dorsa (Narges Rashadi).
A harrowing blend of fiction and raw vérité, after watching Heaven Knows What you’ll feel like you have some insight into the lives of the homeless young.
Fun and frothy and lovely to look at – here’s the perfect way to kickstart your centenary celebrations of the Bolshevik Revolution.
A magical shamisen (a ‘three-stringed’ Japanese banjo-type instrument) enables a young Kubo to animate swirls of paper into origami and illustrate tales of legendary samurai.
This is the latest version of Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s adventure tale first published in1930 and which over the years has been adapted for film, television, radio and even staged as a musical.
Fans of classic westerns shouldn’t miss the welcome return of Anthony Mann’s final outing with Jimmy Stewart – out now in splendid Technicolor and Cinemascope on dual-format DVD and Blu-ray.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, as well as one of the longest restoration projects in cinema history – ‘Napoleon, as seen by Abel Gance’ is now out on Blu-ray for the first time.
Park Circus has today announced that it will release the critically acclaimed American gothic horror THE EYES OF MY MOTHER, directed by Nicolas Pesce, in UK cinemas on 24 March 2017.
ELLE, directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Isabelle Huppert, is set for release across the UK on 10 March 2017.
The first teaser trailer for The Hatton Garden Job, which depicts the eight men responsible for the infamous Hatton Garden heist and charts how they planned and carried out the biggest burglary in British history.
There’s just a few days until Swallows And Amazons is released in UK cinemas on August 19th, and to celebrate this final countdown take a look at this new clip from the film.
A young boy in Gaza, Mohammad, dreams of singing in the Cairo Opera House and for the world to hear his voice.
New trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, about the unlikely heroes who unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star
A tense face off between Emma Watson’s character, Lena, and Michael Nyqvist as the notorious, charismatic and unflinching Paul Schäfer, leader of the German sect in Chile, Colonia Dignidad.
It was never just a game. Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, Ouija: Origin of Evil tells a terrifying new tale as the follow-up to 2014’s sleeper hit that opened at number one.
An ordinary suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot) – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors
After a botched heist, Eddie, a murderous crime boss, hunts down Karen, the seductive thief who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack to steal a cargo of rare precious gems.
Learning to Drive. The feel good coming of (middle) age drama stars Sir Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson and hits cinemas on June 10th.
In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.