London Critics’ Circle Film Awards 2012: Winners

Actors, actresses, critics and industry types gathered at the BFI Southbank, London earlier this evening to reveal the 32nd annual London Critics’ Circle Film Award winners.

Emerging on top were The Artist, which scooped three awards; A Separation, which won two prizes; and We Need To Talk About Kevin, which – deservedly so – won British Film Of Year .

Anna Paquin (!!!) tied with Meryl Streep for Actress Of The Year, while Olivia Continue reading “London Critics’ Circle Film Awards 2012: Winners”

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Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012: Nominations

Shame, Tyrannosaur and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy lead the nominations for the 39th London Evening Standard British Film Awards.

Selected by a host of Britain’s leading film critics, the London Evening Standard British Film Awards recognise the skill and audacity of those involved with the British film industry.

The awards, hosted by Stephen Mangan, will take place on Monday, February 6 Continue reading “Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012: Nominations”

Best Ten Films Of 2011

While 2011 hasn’t exactly been a year of record-breaking box office success, it has been a fantastic one for British cinema, emerging talent and unique independent features which found themselves surpassing the popularity of many much bigger movies.

The films I’ve chosen – and believe me when I say it wasn’t an easy process – are what I think represent the pinnacle of the cinema I Continue reading “Best Ten Films Of 2011”

Review: The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

Succumbing to the unexpected throes of love, Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) abandons her stable life with High Court judge William (Simon Russell Beale) for Freddie (Tom Hiddleston): a youthful pilot, formerly of the RAF. However, their romance is not easy, as we see his frivolous personality slowly evaporating when faced with her needy disposition.

Establishing itself with an intense, compact opening sequence depicting Hester’s attempted suicide, screenwriter and director Terence Davies Continue reading “Review: The Deep Blue Sea (2011)”

Cinema Releases: November 25, 2011

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Director: Jonathan Levine

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick Continue reading “Cinema Releases: November 25, 2011”

News: Artificial Eye Sets UK Release for Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights

Andrea Arnold, director of the highly acclaimed, BAFTA award-winning Fish Tank that saw actress Katie Javis plucked from obscurity and propelled into the limelight, is currently knee-deep in post-production on her follow-up: a feature-length adaptation of Emily Brontë’s novel Wuthering Heights. Continue reading “News: Artificial Eye Sets UK Release for Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights”