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Edinburgh thriller 'The Marker' scores UK deal

21 June 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Kaleidoscope picks up Justin Edgar-directed movie.

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment (Khe) has taken all UK rights to writer-director Justin Edgar’s thriller The Marker and plan to release across all formats later in the year.

The dark thriller charts the story of a criminal who seeks redemption by tracking down the daughter of the woman he killed.

Cast includes Frederick Schmidt (Starred Up), Ana Uluru (Inferno) and John Hannah (The Mummy).

Supporting cast includes Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth), Struan Rodger (Kill List), Cathy Tyson (Mona Lisa), Lara Peake (How to Talk to Girls at Parties), Ian Sharp (Pleasure Island »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Production begins on feature doc about UK's youngest punk band

11 June 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Matt Hulse directing project with Pinball Films and Aconite Productions.

Production is underway on The Hippies: Punk Rocked My Cradle, a feature documentary from director Matt Hulse.

Hulse’s previous credits include Dummy Jim, the 2013 feature doc that premiered in official selection at Rotterdam International Film Festival and was nominated for the Michael Powell Award at Edinburgh International Film Festival before being released by Jukebox Kino in the UK.

The Hippies is being produced by Ashley Horner for Newcastle outfit Pinball Films and Aimara Reques for Glasgow outfit Aconite Productions and is being co-financed by Creative England and Creative Scotland.

The project was pitched at Cph:dox and at the Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarket in 2014. It was further developed by Andy Jones’s UK doc outfit Radio Film.

The film will be a hybrid documentary focusing on ‘Britain’s youngest punk band’, The Hippies, who were formed in 1979. Comprised of Toby (aged 12), Matt (10) and Polly (7), and under the »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project, Ghost World and The Last Word: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video Picks

2 June 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Martin Scorsese famously considered becoming a priest before taking another path, and he clearly never lost the evangelical impulse. In the 38 years since Scorsese used his influence and finances to restore and rerelease Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, he has done more to spread the gospel of cinema than any other director in film history, devoting countless hours to film preservation and education while simultaneously amassing a body of work that in its breadth, depth, and quality rivals that of any of the masters his scholarly efforts aspire to honor. In 2007 Scorsese embarked on one of his most important […] »

- Jim Hemphill

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26 new UK TV shows to look out for

31 May 2017 7:09 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Jun 1, 2017

Some exciting new UK drama and comedy commissions are making their way to TV over the next year or so…

We know, we know. You still have two episodes of Fargo season two before you can think about starting season three. You’ve already fallen behind on American Gods. Your planner memory is chock-a-block with Big Little Lies and that Oj Simpson thing and some Spanish prison series your workmate bullied you into recording. You’re struggling to make time for Twin Peaks. New Game Of Thrones is just around the corner. And guess what, Netflix UK have just added a whole new season of It’s Always Sunny, those sods. You need a list of new TV show recommendations like you need a hole in the head.

See related  Metroid: Other M Nintendo Wii review

And yet, as long as they keep making them, we’ll keep recommending them. »

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Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils 2017 line-up

31 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Highlights include the UK premiere of Cars 3 and 17 world premieres.Scroll Down For Competition Titles

The line-up for the 71st Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has been unveiled this morning by artistic director Mark Adams.

This year’s Eiff (June 21-2 July) will comprise a total 151 features from 46 countries including 17 world premieres, 12 international premieres, 9 European premieres and 69 UK premieres.

Highlights include the UK Premiere of Disney-Pixar’s animation Cars 3, appearances from Stanley Tucci, Oliver Stone and Kevin Bacon and the Opening and Closing Gala premieres of the previously announced God’s Own Country and England Is Mine.

There will also be a special screening of Raiders Of The Lost Ark accompanied by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing the score live.

Best of British

The Best of British strand includes Bryn HigginsAccess All Areas featuring Rizzle KicksJordan Stephens; Simon Hunter’s Edie starring Sheila Hancock; the Donmar Warehouse’s all-female adaptation of [link »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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Netflix’s ‘Okja,’ Disney’s ‘Cars 3’ in Edinburgh Film Festival Lineup

31 May 2017 2:23 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Edinburgh International Film Festival will open and close with British films “God’s Own Country” and “England Is Mine,”and show Netflix’s “Okja,” which recently caused a stir as an official selection in Cannes.

Disney’s “Cars 3” will have its U.K. premiere amid the festival’s 151 feature films, which include titles from U.S. independents and a documentary section.

Having focused on Finland and Mexico in recent years, the international spotlight falls on Poland this year and includes the international premiere of Katarzyna Adamik’s thriller “Amok.”

There is no overriding theme to the Eiff, with the organizers preferring to include a selection that spans U.K., European, U.S., and international films and docs across all genres.

“It’s a large film festival,” said artistic director Mark Adams. “We have the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film, American independents, an international section, »

- Stewart Clarke

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Edinburgh to host 'Okja', 'Daphne', Sean Connery movies, Michael Powell classic

22 May 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Movies with a Scottish flavour include Daphne, The Last Photograph, The Marker, while Okja will also screen.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has revealed a host of movies with Scottish connections set to play at its 70th anniversary edition.

Scottish director Peter Mackie Burns will bring his debut Daphne, which stars Emily Beecham (Hail Caesar) and Geraldine James (Sherlock Holmes), while Scottish actress Freya Mavor (Sunshine On Leith) stars in the world premiere of comedy-drama Modern Life Is Rubbish.

Filmmaker Justin Edgar also returns to the Eiff with The Marker, starring veteran Scottish actor John Hannah; while The Last Photograph, starring Danny Huston, revolves around the Lockerbie disaster.

Bong Joon Ho’s latest offering Okja, starring Eiff honorary patron Tilda Swinton, will also screen and there will also be showcases of local icons Sean Connery and Robbie Coltrane.

Titles filmed and set in Scotland will include Edie, starring Kevin Guthrie and psychological thriller The Dark Mile »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Dystopian drama 'The White King' sells to Us

12 May 2017 5:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Film Movement picks up Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn feature.

Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel’s dystopian drama The White King has been acquired for Us distribution by Film Movement.

Based on the novel by Gyorgy Dragoman, the film follows a young boy who overcomes growing up in a brutal dictatorship. Newcomer Lorenzo Allchurch stars alongside Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn.

It premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2016, where it was nominated for the Michael Powell Award for best British feature, before going on to play Tallinn Black Nights.

Philip Munger and Teun Hilte produced with writer-director duo Helfrecht and Tittel.

Michael E. Rosenberg of Film Movement struck the deal with Robbie Little of The Little Film Company. The film will be released under Film Movement’s speciality label Omnibus Entertainment for festival and semi-theatrical booking, following by release on home video and digital platforms in the autumn.

“We are very »

- tom.grater@screendaily.com (Tom Grater)

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BBC Orders Adaptations of ‘War of the Worlds,’ ‘Little Women’ for New Drama Slate

4 May 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The BBC has ordered up 11 new high-end dramas, including new television versions of “The War of the Worlds,” “Little Women,” and “Black Narcissus.” The three titles are the latest classic novel adaptations to be commissioned by BBC Drama, which is currently in production on a new four-part adaptation of E.M. Forster’s “Howard’s End” (pictured) by Oscar-winner Kenneth Lonergan for BBC One and Starz.

Also in the lineup are the first-ever screen adaptation of Vikram Seth’s 1993 novel “A Suitable Boy” and three-part true-story drama “A Very English Scandal,” written by Russell T. Davies and directed by Stephen Frears.

The new slate was unveiled Thursday at an event in London co-hosted by BBC Director General Tony Hall and new controller of BBC Drama Piers Wenger.

“It feels to me a special moment for drama. What really excites me is I think we’ve shaken off all preconceptions about what stories people will come to,” said »

- Robert Mitchell

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A Farewell to Arms (1957)

29 April 2017 10:54 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

This remake of a pre-Code classic adds amazing European locations, glorious Technicolor and entire armies on the move, yet doesn’t improve on the original. Producer David O. Selznick secured Rock Hudson to play opposite Jennifer Jones, but the chemistry is lacking. Why did the man spend twenty years trying to top Gone With the Wind?

A Farewell to Arms

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Starring: Jennifer Jones, Rock Hudson, Vittorio De Sica, Mercedes McCambridgeElaine Stritch.

Cinematography: Oswald Morris, Piero Portalupi

Production Designer: Alfred Junge

Art Direction: Mario Garbuglia

Film Editors: John M. Foley, Gerard J. Wilson

Original Music: Mario Nascimbene

Written by Ben Hecht from a play by Laurence Stallings from a novel by Ernest Hemingway

Produced by David O. Selznick

Directed by Charles Vidor

 

What happens when a major Hollywood producer thinks he has all the answers? »

- Glenn Erickson

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Win an iTunes download code for The Pyramid Texts

22 April 2017 3:15 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Competitions

Solascope Motion Pictures is proud to announce the digital release of The Pyramid Texts – winner of Best Performance in a British Feature Film for lead actor James Cosmo and nominee for the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature at the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival. To celebrate the film releasing on iTunes 28th April 2017, we have three iTunes codes to give to three lucky winners to download and watch the film!

The film presents an astonishingly powerful and moving tour-de- force performance from James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, T2 Trainspotting, Braveheart) as veteran fighter Ray. With a long, ferocious career inside the boxing ring and a reckless life outside, Ray finally bears all his physical and emotional scars while desperately trying to reconcile with his estranged son.

Shot in black-and- white and set against the backdrop of a boxing ring, the script, by BAFTA winner Geoff Thompson, »

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Scott’s TCM Fest Dispatch, Part Three: Psychology

13 April 2017 4:03 PM, PDT | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

It’s not exactly remarkable that cinema has been around long enough to chart the rise of modern psychology. The first century of film covers society’s entire 20th, a hundred-year span rife with innovation in a great many fields. But as art is keen on investigating the psyche, it’s little surprise that cinema would try to keep pace in some way with the study and expression of it. From the psychological thriller to the psychodrama to most horror films, the study of the mind onscreen sometimes unfolds perfectly naturally, and other times feels like a stiff lecture from somebody who read a really fascinating article in Time the month before. Look no further than Psycho for an example of both, but look to three films that played at the TCM Classic Film Festival for some pretty wild takes.

Based on a novel by a prominent psychologist (once president »

- Scott Nye

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AMC to Undertake Major Refurbishment of London’s Iconic Odeon Leicester Square (Exclusive)

11 April 2017 8:37 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London – AMC Theaters is set to undertake a multimillion-dollar refurbishment of the U.K.’s iconic Odeon Leicester Square in London’s West End, AMC CEO Adam Aron said Tuesday.

“We want to restore its former glory as the No. 1 site in Europe,” Aron said of the 80-year-old cinema, which is the regular venue for U.K. movie premieres. The theater has hosted the annual Royal Film Performance since 1946, starting with Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s “A Matter of Life and Death,” and is also the headline venue for the annual London Film Festival.

Speaking after an event to announce a 25-theater deal between AMC and IMAX, Aron told Variety that the refurbishment would see major investment of as much as £10-15 million ($12.5-18.5 million).

The site houses an original Compton Organ from the silent era, known as “The Duchess,” and Aron said he was aware of the site »

- Robert Mitchell

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A Tcmff 2017 Preamble

6 April 2017 9:08 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

“It’s the most wonderful time/Of the year…” – Andy Williams

Well, yes and no. There is, after all, still about a week and a half to go before we can put the long national, annual nightmare of the tax season behind us. But it’s also film festival season, which for me specifically means the onset of the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival, the eighth iteration of what has become a perennial moviegoing event. More and more people flock to Hollywood Boulevard each year from all reaches of the country, and from other countries, to revel in the history of Hollywood and international filmmaking, celebrate their favorite stars (including, this year, beloved TCM host Robert Osborne, who died earlier this year and whose presence has been missed at the festival for the past two sessions) and enjoy a long-weekend-sized bout of nostalgia for the movie culture being referred to when »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Walerian Borowczyk's Theater of the Body

6 April 2017 2:52 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Mubi's retrospective The Many Sins of Walerian Borowczyk is showing February 12 - June 18, 2017 in the United States and in many other countries around the world.The late 1970s marks a stylistic departure for Walerian Borowczyk, as the Polish director moved away from a controlled, painterly style and toward a ‘corporeal’ style, wherein changes in aesthetic choices allowed him to explore the human body in greater depth than in his previous films. While the liberal portrayal of sex and sexuality (lending itself to the liberal portrayal of bodies, human or otherwise) is present in Borowczyk’s live-action films as early as his anthology Immoral Tales from 1973, the preoccupation with the body specifically comes to the fore with the films Behind Convent Walls  (1978), Immoral Women (1979), L’armoire (1979), Lulu (1980), and The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Miss Osbourne (1981). It is in this four-year period that the viewer will notice Borowczyk's moving away »

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The Ultimate Crossroad: The Trouble with "Silence"

28 March 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick.—Flannery O’Connor The mist uncovers Japanese soldiers as well as the grim sight of severed heads by the side of the hot springs where Catholic priests are being tortured. A priest kneels down in horror, almost catatonic, unable to bring himself to believe in the evilness of these men, the men of the Inquisitor. Why are these priests, who came to this “swamp of Japan” to spread the Word of the Lord, suffering so immensely on the hands of these soldiers?To the modern, secular audience, the theme of Silence (2016) is of great irony: the all-powerful Catholic Church, the institution that spread terror across Europe for 700 years with her bonfires and witch hunts and enforcing an almost maddening outlook at faith and personal behavior, comes to an unconquerable land where »

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Film / Notfilm

18 March 2017 11:52 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

An experimental film by an Irish playwright, shot in New York with a silent comedian at the twilight of his career? Samuel Beckett’s inquiry into the nature of movies (and existence?) befuddled viewers not versed in film theory; Ross Lipman’s retrospective documentary about its making asks all the questions and gets some good answers.

First there’s the film itself, called just Film from 1965. By that year our high school textbooks had already enshrined Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot as a key item for introducing kids to modern theater, existentialism, etc. … the California school system was pretty progressive in those days. But Beckett had a yen to say something in the film medium, and his publisher Barney Rosset helped him put a movie together. The Milestone Cinematheque presents the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s restoration of Film on its own disc, accompanied by a videotaped TV production »

- Glenn Erickson

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The Process of Cinematic Re-Evaluation Explored in New Video Essay

23 February 2017 5:53 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As this year’s awards season comes to an end this weekend, if history has proven anything, it’s that one must not judge a film’s legacy by the amount of trophies or box-office it receives. In fact, it’s often quite the contrary: as the years go on, under-appreciated (or even initially mis-understood) films start to find an audience and are prime for a re-evaluation. A new video essay explores this process, primarily through three paramount examples, and how time is perhaps the only thing that matters.

Coming from Andrew Saladino’s The Royal Ocean Film Society, the five-minute video essay The Story of the Re-Evaluated is a brief overview of this, showing the initial reception of Michael Cimino‘s ambitious flop Heaven’s Gate, Michael Powell‘s dark character study Peeping Tom, and Eric von Stroheim‘s studio-mangled Greed, and how these films have been re-embraced.

In the end, »

- Jordan Raup

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Horror Highlights: Funko’s Ellen Ripley Rock Candy Collectible, Hobgoblins on Splathouse Podcast, Reel Film Day, Bigfoot The Movie

20 February 2017 6:35 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ellen Ripley in all her butt-kicking glory is kicking off today's Horror Highlights. Funko's Ellen Ripley Rock Candy collectible will hit stores soon! Also: details on Splathouse podcast's Hobgoblins (1988) discussion, Alamo Drafthouse and Kodak's first-ever Reel Film Day, and release details for Bigfoot the Movie.

Funko's Ellen Ripley Rock Candy Collectible: From Funko: "A Pop! and ReAction just aren't enough - Ellen Ripley will be joining the Rock Candy line soon!

Coming soon!"

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Splathouse Podcast Presents a Hobgoblins Discussion: From Splathouse: "For your consideration: Our four panelists (Sarah, Mike, John, and Jim) are joined by a Twitter friend (@parkerandcooley), an Academy Award nominee (Christopher Walken), a quiet coyote, and Rick Sloane (writer/director of The Visitants and Vice Academy). Can the gang survive the chaos or will they be seduced by the evil, mind-altering Hobgoblins? Find out this week!

Plus! All the regular bullshit you love: What Do Ya Know? »

- Tamika Jones

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Alamo Drafthouse, Kodak Partner on 35Mm Film Celebration (Exclusive)

16 February 2017 9:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

We live in a pixelated world. Much of our day is spent staring at watches, laptops, desktops, iPods, and iPads that offer up digitized video, newsfeeds, and Facebook posts. These pixels are even dominating the biggest screens of all, as more and more movie theaters abandon film for the convenience and cost savings of digital projection. But there remain purists, for whom the flicker and luster of film remains a vital component of the movie-going experience. Quentin Tarantino, for instance, once blasted digital projection, dismissing it as “just television in cinema” and predicting it would lead to the death of movies.

Well the “Pulp Fiction” director and his partisans should mark their calendars. Alamo Drafthouse is partnering with Kodak on the first-ever “Reel Film Day,” a celebration of 35mm film. Both companies say they see the advantages of digitization, but they also want to celebrate the look, flavor, and art of celluloid. »

- Brent Lang

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