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Taxi and 45 Years, top winners at Berlinale


Golden Bear: Taxi (Jafar Panahi) Best Actress: Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years Best Actor: Tom Courtenay, 45 Years Best Director: (tie) Radu Jude for Aferim! and Malgorzata Szumowska for Body Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize: The Club (Pablo Larraín) Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize*: Ixcanul (Jayro Bustamante) *(for a feature film ...

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Joel and Ethan Coen to Head Cannes Jury


The Coens have a movie coming out, Hail Caesar. But it isn’t clear whether that means the film will show at the festival out of competition. For the first time in the history of the Festival de Cannes, not one but two leading figures will chair the Jury. Indeed, American ...

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SBIFF Announces 2015 Virtuosos


(Press Release) – The Santa Barbara International Film Festival continues its tradition of honoring the year’s standout performers by presenting The 2015 Virtuosos Award to Chadwick Boseman (Get on Up), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Logan Lerman (Fury), David Oyelowo (Selma), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) and Jenny Slate (Obvious ...

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Selma and American Sniper to premiere at AFI Fest


The 2014 AFI Fest is turning into the hottest ticket in town. Last week, the festival opened with the World Premiere of J C Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, and today, Ava DuVernay tweeted they would be showing Selma in full. Originally, a 30 minute preview segment of the drama ...

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Girlhood trailer and London Film Festival Q&A

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Director Céline Sciamma talks about her film Girlhood at which received an honorary commendation at the BFI Festival Awards. Danny Leigh at ft.com says its “one of the LFF’s freshest experiences, a film with life in its bones and a vivid aesthetic zing. In place of wagging a finger at ...

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London Film Festival, Day Seven: La Bete Humaine

Sorry, Thomas. People who stay in hostels tend to be of a select few varities, two specifically. There are the loners, like myself, often silent and solitary, though occasionally the opposite: over-eager to socialise. And then there are the groups, usually between three and six in number, more often male ...

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London Film Festival, Day Two: Before and After


I hate opinions sometimes. Coming from me, that’s a slightly ridiculous statement to make – I spend half my fucking time typing up my opinions, and the other half forming them. It depends partly on what the opinions, partly on whose the are. Staying in a hostel bedroom with 19 ...

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