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Focus

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Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa Starring Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Rodrigo Santoro, BD Wong, Robert Taylor and Adrian Martinez In UK Cinemas February 27th, 2015 by Richard Hamer There’s a sense in which Focus is exactly the movie Will Smith needs right now: funny, charming and likeable, it’s very much a return to […]

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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Directed by John Madden Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Ronald Pickup, Tina Desai, Diana Hardcastle, Lillete Dubey, Tamsin Greig, David Strathairn and Richard Gere In UK Cinemas February 26th, 2015 by Laura Patricia Jones The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was a rare gem – A golden years […]

Nominations announced for Jameson Empire Awards 2015

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The annual Jameson Empire Awards have announced their 2015 nominees as voted by Empire readers.  The public can continue to cast their votes at www.empireonline.com/awards2015 until the winners will be announced on Sunday March 29th in a ceremony hosted by James Nesbitt.  

Berlinale: Sebastián Silva

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SPOILER ALERT: Director Sebastián Silva reveals all about himself and Nasty Baby. by Joanna Orland As complex of a character that Sebastián Silva is, one thing that stands out with the director is his brutal honesty – in his work and in conversation.  He’s one of those lucky people whose mind works at a million […]

Listen Up Philip’s Fluffy The Cat Needs Your Help

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We just had the pleasure of interviewing director Alex Ross Perry, and now comes the sad news that his cat Fluffy is unwell. Director Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip, Queen of Earth) has never before used crowd-funding, not even as a source for financing his independent films.  However, the indie filmmaker has taken to […]

Berlinale 2015

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February 5th – 15th, 2015 Berlin, Germany by Joanna Orland The Berlin International Film Festival is a staple in the film industry’s diary.  Every year, the Berlinale showcases roughly 400 films, mostly international and European premieres.  More importantly for the film industry, the European Film Market (EFM) holds around 400 companies and over 8000 film […]

Berlinale: Mark Christopher

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Director Mark Christopher on making the studio cut vs. the original director’s cut of 54. by Joanna Orland The director’s cut of 1998 film 54 has long been an urban legend. Plagued by studio reshoots and edits, the studio cut of the film failed to be the box office and critical success it should have […]

Berlinale: Alex Ross Perry

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Alex Ross Perry on his collaboration with Joe Swanberg, his cinematic reunion with Elisabeth Moss, the role of women in film, and the appeal of the indie. by Joanna Orland American independent filmmaker Alex Ross Perry has brought his latest film Queen of Earth to the 65th Berlinale Film Festival.  As a follow up to […]

Berlinale: Selma

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Directed by Ava DuVernay Starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, André Holland, Giovanni Ribisi, Common, Alessandro Nuvola, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tim Roth, Colman Domingo and Oprah Winfrey by Joanna Orland The hype behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. film Selma almost eclipses the success story that it truly is.  Being declared the biggest of […]

Berlinale: Are You Here

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Directed by Matthew Weiner Starring Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler and Laura Ramsey by Joanna Orland To go from creating highly acclaimed TV series Mad Men to producing such big screen trite as Are You Here, Matthew Weiner reinforces the power of television as a more relevant medium for drama. For his first attempt […]