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Venice Film Festival: Jackie & Ryan


Directed by Ami Canaan Mann Starring Katherine Heigl, Ben Barnes and Clea Duvall by Ruth Thomson At the heart of Jackie & Ryan, the third feature film from director Ami Canaan Mann (daughter of Michael), is a simplicity and warmth that is surprisingly compelling. It’s a modest story of day to day life and struggle, […]

Venice Film Festival: She’s Funny That Way


Directed by Peter Bogdanovich Starring Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte, Kathryn Hahn, Cybill Shepherd, Richard Lewis and Jennifer Aniston by Ruth Thomson Acclaimed writer/director Peter Bogdanovich has brought his first film in thirteen years to this year’s Venice Film Festival and has clearly had a good deal of fun with it along […]

Venice Film Festival Photo Gallery

Al Pacino

The 71st Venice Film Festival – Photo Gallery

Venice Film Festival: Manglehorn


Directed by David Gordon Green Starring Al Pacino, Holly Hunter & Chris Messina by Ruth Thomson It’s Al Pacino Day at the Venice Film Festival and the great man himself, looking every inch the part in black denim, man jewelry and aviators, is here on the Lido to promote two new films – Barry Levinson’s […]

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow on DVD


Tom Cruise stars in Edge of Tomorrow which will be available on Blu-Ray 3D, Blu-Ray and DVD on October 13th, 2014.  The film whose tag line is “Live, Die, Repeat” will also make its way onto Digial HD on September 29th. Edge of Tomorrow is a fantastic sci-fi thriller with a Groundhog Day twist – […]

The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest


Fans of The Hobbit in the UK and Ireland can compete to win a trip to New Zealand – the cinematic Middle Earth. To celebrate the end of the journey to bring The Hobbit Trilogy to cinemas, fans will get a chance to compete to win a once-in-a-lifetime journey to New Zealand. In addition, the […]

Wish I Was Here – UK Poster


Zach Braff’s hugely successful Kickstarter campaign to fund his directorial follow up to Garden State is finally showing results with this new UK poster for Wish I Was Here.  Also, here is a trailer:

66th Primetime Emmy Awards Winners List


The 66th Annual Emmy Awards took place last night honouring the best of television.  Here is the full winners list: Drama Series Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game of Thrones House of Cards Mad Men True Detective   Comedy Series Modern Family The Big Bang Theory Louie Orange Is the New Black Silicon Valley Veep   […]

Hawksley Workman


Hawksley discusses his prolific solo career, his band Mounties with Ryan Dahle (Limblifter) and Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat) and his play The God That Comes. by Joanna Orland Hawksley Workman is interesting and interested.  In real life, Hawksley speaks as profoundly and poetically as his lyrics would suggest.  He was intrigued by my day […]

Mystery Road


Directed by Ivan Sen Starring Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson and Ryan Kwanten In UK cinemas August 29th, 2014 by Joanna Orland Imagine an Australian filmic version of True Detective with social and political commentary at its core rather than merely a study of characters.  Mystery Road is a gritty and harrowing modern-day Western […]