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Jameson Empire Awards 2015

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by Joanna Orland On Sunday March 29th, the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards hosted a star-studded ceremony at Grosvenor House in Mayfair. More casual than other industry ceremonies such as The Oscars or the BAFTAs, the stars were nonetheless in abundance as they walked down the red carpet to attend the awards ceremony voted for by […]

BFI Flare London LGBT Film Festival 2015

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19-29 March 2015 by Joanna Orland BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival celebrated its 29th edition in 2015.  With over fifty feature films, one hundred shorts, and industry events, the BFI Flare is the UK’s longest running and most popular LGBT film festival.  This year marked a new initiative for BFI Flare – fiveFilms4freedom is […]

Win INTERSTELLAR Goody Bag and Blu-ray™

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Directed by Christopher Nolan Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and MacKenzie Foy WIN AN AMAZING INTERSTELLAR GOODY BAG – OWN IT ON LIMITED EDITION 2-DISC BLU-RAY™  DIGIBOOK, BLU-RAY™  AND DVD ON MARCH 30 From Christopher Nolan, the director of The Dark Knight trilogy and Inception, Interstellar is yours to own on Limited Edition […]

BFI Flare: Do I Sound Gay?

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Directed by David Thorpe Screening at BFI Flare on March 26th & 28th, 2015 by Joanna Orland Single and unconfident David Thorpe decides his voice sounds unmasculine and gay.  Determined to break the cultural stereotype of a ‘gay-sounding’ gay man, the director begins a journey to change his voice, and along the way explores the […]

Mad Max is coming to Cannes

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Mad Max: Fury Road will be presented in the Official Selection Out of Competition on Thursday May 14th at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. After 30 years, the hero of the legendary saga returns, this time played by Tom Hardy who replaces Mel Gibson as the central character.  It marks the long-awaited return of George Miller, […]

BFI Flare: Dressed as a Girl

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Directed by Colin Rothbart Starring Jonny Woo, John Sizzle, Holestar, Scottee, Amber, Pia and Ma Butcher Screening at BFI Flare on March 25th, 2015 by Joanna Orland The East London drag scene is notorious for its fabulosity.  The modern day stars of the scene including head honcho Jonny Woo, gloriously twisted performance artist Scottee, tranny […]

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Directed by Tim Johnson Starring Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez In UK Cinemas March 20th, 2015 by Amanda Farley DreamWorks’ latest animation is ready to invade cinemas across the country.  But will it be able to conquer our hearts and imaginations? Oh, a loveable purple Boov, is new to planet Earth and […]

The Gunman

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Directed by Pierre Morel Starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Mark Rylance, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Jasmine Trinca In Cinemas March 20th, 2015 by Amanda Farley Director Pierre Morel’s latest action film sees Sean Penn take a staring role as reformed mercenary Jim Terrier. With both co-screenwriting and producing credits to boot, this film is […]

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

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Directed by Isao Takahata Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges and James Marsden In UK Cinemas March 20th, 2015 by Richard Hamer There is a strange kind of irony to the release of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. It comes to the UK after Hayao Miyazaki […]

White Bird in a Blizzard

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Directed by Gregg Araki Starring Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Gabourey Sidibe, Mark Indelicato, Thomas Jane and Angela Bassett In UK Cinemas March 6th, 2015 by Joanna Orland The year is 1988.  Kat Connors (Shailene Woodley) is 17 years old when her mother Eve (Eva Green) goes missing.  Struggling with her own […]