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”

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The Imposter Crosses £1M Mark At The UK Box Office

The Imposter, the documentary that could, has crossed the £1M mark at the UK box office, becoming the eighth highest grossing non-music feature documentary of the last ten years. The film, which has been playing in select cinemas across the UK for four weeks now, marks writer and director Bart Layton’s directorial debut, and has slowly but surely become something of a success, garnering strong word-of-mouth from critics and audiences alike. Continue reading “The Imposter Crosses £1M Mark At The UK Box Office”

Cate Blanchett And Mia Wasikowska To Topline Carol

In a press release, Number 9 Films have today revealed that Cate Blanchett (Notes On A Scandal) and Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre) have signed on to star in a new adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Price Of Salt, tentatively titled Carol.

Phyllis Nagy, the screenwriter responsible for TV film Mrs. Harris, will pen the adaptation, which will then be helmed by Boy A and Is Anybody There director Continue reading “Cate Blanchett And Mia Wasikowska To Topline Carol”

Chris O’Dowd, Nick Frost & More Join British Comedy Cuban Fury

Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Nick Frost (Attack The Block), Rashida Jones (I Love You Man) and Olivia Colman (The Iron Lady) have signed up to star in new British comedy Cuban Fury, Variety has learned.

Marking James Griffiths’ directorial debut, and boasting a screenplay from British television writer Jon Brown (Fresh Meat), Cuban Fury centers on a down-on-his-luck man (Frost) who reignites his passion for salsa dancing thanks to his Continue reading “Chris O’Dowd, Nick Frost & More Join British Comedy Cuban Fury”

Lionsgate Schedule U.K. Release, Unveil New Poster And Trailer For On The Road

Lionsgate, via the Film Distributors Association release schedule, have revealed that On The Road will hit U.K. cinemas on September 21, and unveiled a new poster to coincide with the announcement. A co-production between American Zoetrope, MK2 and Film4, On The Road is poised to become one of the biggest independent films of 2012.

Helmed by Walter Salles, the director of The Motorcycle Diaries, On The Road is an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s famous road novel of the same name. Featuring Continue reading “Lionsgate Schedule U.K. Release, Unveil New Poster And Trailer For On The Road”

Film4’s The Imposter Arrives Amidst A Cloak Of Mystery

Since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival late last month, it’s been hard to avoid chatter about Film4’s controversial, perceptive and terrifyingly honest new documentary The Imposter.

Saluted by critics as one of the bravest documentaries in years, The Imposter – from the producers behind The September Issue and Client 9: The Rise And Fall Of Eliot Spitzer – centers on a teenager who convinces a Texas family that he is their son who went missing three years ago.

From here, questions are raised, motives are put under scrutiny and the cracks Continue reading “Film4’s The Imposter Arrives Amidst A Cloak Of Mystery”

Premiere: The Iron Lady

As I’ve mentioned before in several posts, film blogging can mean a lot of hard work for very little reward. Sure, I – and I’m assuming this goes for many others – do it principally to showcase a love of film, perhaps even influencing others along the way. That said, it’s always nice to be recognised for what you do, whether it’s through positive comments on your posts, the opportunity to receive advanced copies of films or even to attend film-related events, such as screenings, festivals and, urm, premieres.

Never one to bask in my own creative success, it came as a huge shock to me when I opened my inbox up a few weeks ago to find an email from Film4 thanking Continue reading “Premiere: The Iron Lady”