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?”

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Review: The Hunt (2012)

Lucas (Mads Mikkelson), a kind, caring and recently divorced nursery teacher, is well-liked by the community of a Danish town – teachers, children and their parents – and resolute in determination to win custody of his son Marcus (Lasse Fogelstrøm). However, as his life starts to find its feet, Lucas’ world is suddenly torn apart when Klara (Annika Wedderkopp), a young girl and daughter of his best friend (Thomas Bo Larsen), accuses him of paedophilia.  Continue reading “Review: The Hunt (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”

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”