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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Film Reviews On The Radio – Who’d Have Thought It?

Amazing Radio

I was struck dumb a couple of weeks ago when a radio producer, the very lovely and hospitable Rachael Devine, asked me if I would be interesting in contributing my very own film reviews to a radio show as she was a massive fan of my style of writing. The show in question: Ruth Barnes at Breakfast on Amazing Radio, an online radio station based in Gateshead. I was told the segment would be recorded on Wednesday, November 28, in advance of its airing on Friday Continue reading “Film Reviews On The Radio – Who’d Have Thought It?”

Review: Sightseers (2012)

Tina (Alice Lowe) is struggling to cope with her overbearing and devious mother, Carol (Eileen Davies), and the recent – and accidental – death of their beloved dog. When new boyfriend Chris (Steve Oram) invites her on a week-long caravanning trip, Tina sees it as her chance to escape the confines of her council house and embarks upon what promises to be a week filled with sex, romance and adventure. Unfortunately for her, the trip quickly spirals out of control after a Continue reading “Review: Sightseers (2012)”

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”

BFI London Film Festival, Here I Come… Probably

After what felt like an eternity of impatiently awaiting an email marked LFF, or something similar, to land in my increasingly dull Mail inbox, I finally received my BFI London Film Festival press accreditation approval the other day, and it was met with both joyous relief (it’s perhaps my biggest opportunity yet) and sudden anxiety (the logistics are proving to be an absolute nightmare in the short amount of time I have left to prepare). Continue reading “BFI London Film Festival, Here I Come… Probably”

56th BFI London Film Festival Lineup Announced

The official programme for the 56th BFI London Film Festival was announced earlier today by Festival Director Clare Stewart.

Featuring a massive two hundred and twenty five features, including fourteen World Premieres, fifteen International Premieres and thirty four European Premieres, this year’s instalment will open with the previously confirmed Continue reading “56th BFI London Film Festival Lineup Announced”