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Anti-apartheid drama wins best picture award at UK Jewish Film Festival

Anti-apartheid drama wins best picture award at UK Jewish Film Festival
The Jewish Chronicle by Ben WeichAn Act of Defiance recounts the story of a mixed group of black and Jewish men who were arrested in 1963 for conspiring to commit sabotage against the South African state

A movie about Jews’ role in opposing apartheid rule in South Africa took home the best film award as the UK Jewish Film Festival (Ukjff) drew to a close.

An Act of Defiance (aka Bram Fischer), directed by Jean van de Velde, recounts the story of a mixed group of black and Jewish men who were arrested in 1963 for conspiring to commit sabotage against the South African state.

The film won the 2017 Dorfman Best Film award, it was announced last night at the festival’s closing event.

The decision was reached by judges Simon Chinn, Henry Goodman, Daniel Gordon, Kate Muir and Ben Steele, who agreed unanimously that the award go to the historical courtroom drama.
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Love Is Thicker Than Water movie review: so, love is a sludge, then?

MaryAnn’s quick take… This would-be modern Romeo-and-Juliet tale is little more than a pile-on of class stereotypes, contrived dialogue, and one whopper of a coincidence. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Arthur (Johnny Flynn) hails from a family of miners in Wales, and now works as a bike messenger in London. Vida (Lydia Wilson: Star Trek Beyond) is a cellist who makes no money from her music, but that’s okay because her rich parents have bought her an amazing apartment in trendy East London. Now, Johnny is moving into that flat with Vida, and the two families are about to culture-clash.

From the directing team of Emily Harris and Ate de Jong (he’s best known for the 1991 cult film Drop Dead Fred), Love Is Thicker Than Water wants to be a modern Romeo-and-Juliet tale.
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The Limehouse Golem review – dirty deeds done dead well

Bill Nighy’s detective leads a fine cast in this deliciously atmospheric adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s Victorian murder mystery

All the world’s a bloody stage in this gothic Victorian East End melodrama, splendidly adapted from a 1994 novel by Peter Ackroyd. A tale of theatrical murder drenched in the rich hues of classic-period Hammer, this gaslit treat sets Bill Nighy’s Scotland Yard detective on the trail of a grisly killer in 1880s London. Swinging between the ghoulish gaiety of the music hall and the grim stench of the morgue, the second feature from Insensibles/Painless director Juan Carlos Medina is a deliciously subversive affair, nimbly adapted by super-sharp screenwriter Jane Goldman and vivaciously played by an impressive ensemble cast.

“Let us begin, my friends, at the end,” drawls our host, drawing back the curtain on a city terrorised by a killer named after a beast from Jewish folklore.
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‘The Limehouse Golem’ Review

Review by Matthew Turner

Stars: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth, Daniel Mays, Sam Reid, Maria Valverde, Henry Goodman, Eddie Marsan | Written by Jane Goldman | Directed by Juan Carlos Medina

If you know your mythical creatures, the title (and, indeed, the IMDb synopsis) of this period horror movie might give you unreasonable expectations for its content. However, instead of the monster from Jewish folklore, the Limehouse Golem here is essentially a nick-name for a (fictional) Jack the Ripper-like slasher terrorising the East End of Victorian London.

Directed by Juan Carlos Medina (his English language debut after 2012′s Painless) and adapted from a 1994 novel by Peter Ackroyd (Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem), The Limehouse Golem opens with former music hall star Elizabeth “Little Lizzie” Cree (Bates Motel’s Olivia Cooke) being arrested for the murder of her husband, failed journalist John Cree (Sam Reid). That brings her to the attention
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Parkland picks up Steven Berkoff's 'Tell Tale Heart'

Parkland picks up Steven Berkoff's 'Tell Tale Heart'
Exclusive: Poe adaptation will be handled by London-based company.

Parkland Pictures has picked-up worldwide sales rights to Steven Berkoff’s Tell Tale Heart.

The film is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story of the same name and was performed by Berkoff on stage at Hammersmith Riverside Studios for a one-man show in 2011.

It follows a servant who tries to convince the audience of his sanity while describing a murder he committed, and co-stars Hugh Skinner and Henry Goodman.

Tell Tale Heart is directed by Stephen Cookson (Shakespeare’s Heroes And Villains, Stanley A Man Of Variety), who also co-wrote alongside Berkoff. It is produced by Ck Films.

Parkland’s roster also includes Joe Martin’s Us And Them.
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World War II rom-com Their Finest gets a U.S. trailer

Stx Entertainment has released a new U.S. trailer for the upcoming WWII romantic comedy Their Finest., which is directed by Lone Scherfig and stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy; watch it below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Read our review of Their Finest here

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the Us public.

Their Finest is set for release on April 7th in the States and on April 21st in the UK and
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New Us Trailer for Lone Scherfig's 'Their Finest' with Gemma Arterton

"People like films, because stories are structure. And when things turn bad, it's still part of a plan." Stx Entertainment has unveiled a new trailer for the film Their Finest, the latest feature from writer/director Lone Scherfig, of the films The Riot Club, One Day and An Education (one of my favorites). The film is a WWII-set comedy about an awkward British team that attempts to boost morale by making a propaganda film. Gemma Arterton stars as a writer, along with an impressive ensemble cast including Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Jake Lacy, Jeremy Irons, Eddie Marsan and Helen McCrory. This has screened at numerous film festivals and looks immensely charming and uplifting, which may be exactly what we need right now. Enjoy. Here's the official Us trailer (+ the UK poster) for Lone Scherfig's Their Finest, direct from
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Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy feature on new poster for Their Finest

A UK poster has arrived online for director Lone Scherfig’s upcoming romantic comedy Their Finest featuring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy; take a look below…

See Also: Read our review of Their Finest here

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the Us public.

Their Finest is set for release on April 7th in the States and on April 21st in the UK and features a cast that also includes Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan,
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Wonderfully cheery new poster for Their Finest with Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin

Author: Jon Lyus

Director Lone Scherfig’s An Education was a wonderful example of a movie adaptation capturing the chaos and colour of a deeply personal coming of age novel. Her latest film goes a little further back in time to the early 1940s and a Britain plunged into the darkness of war. Their Finest tells the story of a British film crew making a propaganda film following the hell of the Blitzkrieg.

The film is based on Lissa Evans’ novel, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’, and has bright shining stars Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin falling in love while all around them falls apart. Scherfig and Claflin previously collaborated on 2014’s The Riot Club. Arterton recently lead the powerful post-apocalyptic zombie fest The Girl with All the Gifts.

Gemma Arterton & Sam Claflin in Their Finest

The film’s supporting cast includes Bill Nighy Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan,
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I, Claude Monet Review

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Author: Andy Furlong

I, Claude Monet is an experimental documentary directed by Phil Grabsky based entirely on the eponymous artist’s personal letters. Monet’s voice is brought to life by acclaimed actor Henry Goodman in a documentary that forgoes traditional narration and talking heads in favour of much more unconventional techniques.

I, Claude Monet creates a disjointed autobiographical account of the founder of French Impressionist painting through his written correspondence with various different people throughout his life. This narration is juxtaposed with the paintings that coincide with these periods in Monet’s life. There are over 100 of Monet’s paintings shown in this documentary and some of his letters record encounters with fellow Impressionist artists Eugene Boudin, Camille Pissarro and even Prime Minister George Clemenceau.

Now while there is a certain insight to be gained from the artist’s inner turmoil at different periods in his life, it is
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World War II rom-com Their Finest gets a new trailer

An international trailer has arrived online for the upcoming adaptation of Their Finest. Directed by Lone Scherfig, the romantic comedy stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy; watch it below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Read our review of Their Finest here

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the Us public.

Their Finest is set for release on April 7th in the States and on April 21st in the UK and features a cast that also includes Jack Huston,
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Watch: New UK Trailer for Lone Scherfig's WWII-Set Film 'Their Finest'

"Between us - we'll have them weeping in the aisles." An official UK trailer has debuted for the latest film from acclaimed director Lone Scherfig, of the films The Riot Club, One Day and An Education (one of my favorites). Her latest is a WWII-set comedy titled Their Finest about a British film crew that attempts to boost morale by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg. Gemma Arterton stars as a writer, along with an impressive ensemble including Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Jake Lacy, Jeremy Irons, Eddie Marsan and Helen McCrory. This is also playing at the Sundance Film Festival coming up, and it looks like it's worth catching. Here's the official UK trailer for Lone Scherfig's Their Finest, direct from YouTube (via Tfs): Catrin lives with her struggling artist husband in WWII-era London. Assuming she
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‘Their Finest’ Trailer: Gemma Arterton Tries to Boost Britain’s Morale in WWII Romantic Comedy

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‘Their Finest’ Trailer: Gemma Arterton Tries to Boost Britain’s Morale in WWII Romantic Comedy
Lone Scherfig’s World War II romantic comedy “Their Finest” first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. It also showed during London Film Festival, and it is set to screen at Sundance later this month before closing the Santa Barbara Film Festival on February 11 in advance of its theatrical release. Watch the trailer below.

Read More: ‘Their Finest’ Is A Feminist Rom-Com That Lets Down Its Ladies

Their Finest” follows a female scriptwriter (Gemma Arterton) who is hired by the British Ministry of Information to change the female dialogue in the country’s propaganda films during World War II as a way to boost the country’s morale. Her work catches the attention of the very charming lead scriptwriter (Sam Claflin) and, although she is a married woman, they develop a growing attraction towards each other. They team up to make an epic feature about the Battle of
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Trailer for World War II rom-com Their Finest starring Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin

Ahead of its Us premiere next week at the Sundance Film Festival, a UK trailer has arrived online for director Lone Scherfig’s upcoming romantic comedy Their Finest. Based on Lissa Evans’ novel Their Finest Hour and a Half, the film stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy; take a look below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Read our review of Their Finest here

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the Us public.

Their Finest
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Their Finest movie Trailer starring Gemma Arterton & Sam Claflin

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Author: David Sztypuljak

World War 2 movie Their Finest has been playing at movie festivals around the globe for quite a while now. Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Jake Lacy, Rachael Stirling, Henry Goodman, Paul Ritter, Richard E. Grant and with Lone Scherfig at the directing helm, the movie tells the story of a British film crew who attempt to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg. Their Finest is based on Lissa Evans’ novel, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’, a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war…

Gemma Arterton & Sam Claflin in Their Finest

We were fortunate enough to attend the press conference for the film at the London Film Festival in October last year which was attended by most of
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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Limehouse Golem’

As busy and artificial as Victorian interior decor at its most excessive, “The Limehouse Golem” is similarly rather too much of a posh good thing. This adaptation of Peter Ackroyd’s 1994 novel “Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem” (published in the U.S. as “The Trial of Elizabeth Cree”) is a baroque mixture of real historical personages, fictive figures, multi-tiered flashbacks and a two-pronged criminal intrigue encompassing both a domestic poisoning and grisly serial murders in 1880 London.

Juan Carlos Medina’s second feature (and first English-language one, after the 2012 European co-production “Insensibles”) sports nary a dull moment — there’s no time for them, nor for much in the way of the richer atmospherics and character detailing this material cries for. It’s hard not to wonder how much better the cluttered results might have played as a miniseries, particularly given that TV has excelled at just such ambitious mystery-driven genre mixups of late.
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Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito turned down Marvel TV role as he’s holding out for a movie

Breaking Bad star Giancarlo Esposito has revealed that previously he’s been offered a role in one of Marvel’s various television projects, but turned it down as he’s holding out to appear in the big screen side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“I know the Marvel world exists on the Disney lot,” Esposito told Comic Book. “I love those guys at Marvel. We’ve been trying to figure out how to collaborate on something. I’m hoping that it is something. They came to me with something for their television department, then I realized if I did that, I’d never be able to have that same character be in that film department. Once you’re in a Marvel character in the television version, you have to stay in the particular character. They can’t carry that over to film.”

Several actors from the movies have appeared on the small screen,
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How much did each Avenger get paid for Age of Ultron?

We all know that Robert Downey Jr. earns an obscene amount of money for his appearances as Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but how does Iron Man’s pay cheque stack up next to the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? Well, thanks to Celebrity Glory, we know exactly how much the six original Avengers received for this year’s blockbuster sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron

Robert Downey Jr. – $40 million

Scarlett Johansson – $20 million

Chris Evans – $6.8 million

Jeremy Renner – $6.1 million

Chris Hemsworth – $5.4 million

Mark Ruffalo – $2.8 million

When you look at those figures, it’s no wonder the two-part Avengers: Infinity War is looking at a $1 billion budget.

Avengers: Age of Ultron sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders
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CinemaSins takes on Avengers: Age of Ultron in new video

CinemaSins tackles one of the year’s biggest films, Avengers: Age of Ultron, in their brand new Everything Wrong With video. Watch the immensely popular YouTube channel tear apart the mega-blockbuster over the course of nearly 18 minutes down below…

Despite Avengers: Age of Ultron receiving mostly positive reviews from both critics and fans, many still couldn’t help but feel let down upon leaving the theater after watching the film. While by no means a bad film, the general consensus said that the second outing in the Avengers series simply couldn’t top the first or quite live up to expectations. However, that didn’t stop Age of Ultron from raking in a whopping $1.4 billion worldwide, which made it the fourth highest-grossing film of all time.

Avengers: Age of Ultron sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor
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Avengers: Age of Ultron gets the Honest Trailer treatment

Coinciding with its U.S. home entertainment release, Screen Junkies has given the Honest Trailer treatment to this year’s blockbuster Marvel superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron. Check it out here…

See Also: Marvel releases second Avengers: Age of Ultron gag reel

See Also: Watch more Honest Trailers here

Avengers: Age of Ultron sees Joss Whedon directing a cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Mark Ruffalo (The Incredible Hulk), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Paul Bettany (Jarvis / The Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Hayley Atwell (Peggy Carter), Idris Elba (Heimdall), Anthony Mackie (Falcon), James Spader (Ultron), Stellen Skarsgard (Erik Selvig), Thomas Kretschmann (Baron Strucker), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Claudia Kim (Dr. Cho), Andy Serkis (Uylsses Klaw), Henry Goodman (Dr. List), Julie Delpy (Madame
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