Best Ten Films Of 2012

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2012 may not have been a landmark year for cinema in the same way 1999 was, but it’s certainly seen its fair share of outstanding releases challenge, captivate and move audiences in remarkable ways. The first half was arguably somewhat of a write-off, with only the left-over Academy Award releases and a sprinkling of surprising successes – 21 Jump Street (arguably the best comedy of the year), The Cabin In The Woods, The Hunger Games and Pirates! In An Adventure With Continue reading “Best Ten Films Of 2012”

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Berberian Sound Studio Wins Big At The 2012 BIFA Awards

Berberian Sound Studio

The winners of the Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced last night in the heart of London. Now in its fifteenth year, the awards payed homage to the best of British independent cinema, at a lavish ceremony attended by some of the industries finest and hosted – for the seventh time – by James Nesbitt, who will next be seen in The Hobbit. Continue reading “Berberian Sound Studio Wins Big At The 2012 BIFA Awards”

BIFA Awards 2012: Nominations

Actor Adrian Lester announced the nominations for the 15th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFA’s) at St Martins Lane, London earlier this afternoon. The films that received the highest number of nominations include Broken (9), directed by Rufus Norris and starring Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy; Berberian Sound Studio (7), directed by Peter Strickland and starring Toby Jones; and Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers (7), starring Alice Lowe and Steve Oram. Continue reading “BIFA Awards 2012: Nominations”

EIFF 2012 Review: Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

Gilderoy (Toby Jones), a reserved and modest British sound engineer, is hired by Italian schlock director Santini (Antonio Mancino) to score his latest film, slyly titled The Equestrian Vortex. Upon his arrival, he’s immediately intimidated by the Italians and baffled as to their unique approach to a variety of things, particularly the tools they use to create the film’s score and the lack of interest they have in reimbursing his travel expenses. As he attempts to put cultural Continue reading “EIFF 2012 Review: Berberian Sound Studio (2012)”

2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival Programme Announced

At a low-key press conference at the Edinburgh Filmhouse earlier this morning, newly-appointed artistic director Chris Fujiwara took to the podium to announce the official programme for the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012, due to take place at venues across Edinburgh including Cineworld, Filmhouse and the Cameo from June 20 – 1 July. The festival, now in its 66th year, will include 121 new features and documentaries from over fifty countries around the world. Continue reading “2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival Programme Announced”