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Black Pond – review

10 November 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A first time British feature that is a deeply eccentric, haunting marvel

If Syd Barrett had ever written and directed a movie, it might well have looked like this: an indie tragicomedy from the dark heart of rural suburbia, by newcomers Tom Kingsley and Will Sharpe. Black Pond is funny, dreamily lyrical, armour-plated with eccentric self-confidence and also intensely English. It also, I have to say, has one of the most disturbing dream sequences I have seen for a while. Looking around for recent comparisons, I find myself reaching for Nick Whitfield's Skeletons, or Ben Wheatley's Kill List, possibly Joanna Hogg's Unrelated, or even John Morton's TV mockumentary series People Like Us.

This last reference is, of course, due to the powerful, even sensational presence of Chris Langham, making his first professional appearance since his recent disgrace. He creates a portrait of bourgeois midlife crisis that »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Indepedent distributors IndiePix launch new on-demand subscription service

19 April 2011 7:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Online distributor IndiePix have today launched a major new subscription video on demand platform for independent films, IndiePix Unlimited. Offering access to over 200 independent titles (and growing to 500 by the summer), IndiePix Unlimited will feature premieres for recent Venice, Cannes, Tribeca, and Sundance award-winning films and filmmakers all for the princely sum of just $7.95 (that's less than a fiver in English money), and best of all it comes with one month's free trial!

We've had a quick look around the service and it all looks very good, with some interesting launch titles including award-winning dramas like Samson & Delilah (2009, dir. Warwick Thornton) and the BAFTA nominated Skeletons (2010, dir. Nick Whitfield) along with documentaries such as Candyman: The David Klein Story (read our review here). Of course, being an affiliate you probably don't want to take our word for it, but there's no harm in popping over and having a look for yourself. »

- flickeringmyth

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The King's Speech victorious at BAFTA's 64th British Academy Film Awards but David Fincher claims Best Director

14 February 2011 11:32 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The stars (well, some of them anyway) descended on the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden tonight for the biggest event in the British film calendar - BAFTA's 64th annual Orange British Academy Film Awards, which honoured outstanding cinematic achievement from 2010.

Historical drama The King's Speech led the way in terms of nominations with fourteen and was successful in seven categories, winning Best Film, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Best Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score and Outstanding British Film.

David Fincher collected the Best Director gong for The Social Network, which was also recognised with the awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing. Inception won three awards (Sound, Production Design and Special Visual Effects) and Alice in Wonderland two (Make-up and Hair, Costume Design), while there were also honours for True Grit, Black Swan, Four Lions, Toy Story 3 »

- flickeringmyth

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Triumphant "King's Speech" Tops BAFTA Awards! Check Out Full List of Winners!

14 February 2011 7:53 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

As expected, Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" dominated the Orange British Film Awards winning seven BAFTAs including Best Film, Leading Actor for Colin Firth, Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush and Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter.

Natalie Portman took home the Leading Actress trophy for "Black Swan." Early awards season favorite, "The Social Network" won three BAFTAs including Best Director for David Finchers, Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin, and Best Editing for Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter.

"Inception" also took home three trophies including Best Production Design, Sound, and Visual Effects.

Christopher Lee received the ighest accolade which the Academy can bestow, the Fellowship, while the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema was given to Jk Rowling and David Heyman for the "Harry Potter" films.

Here's the complete list of the winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2011 Orange British Film Awards. Check out Awards Avenue for winners »

- Manny

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The BAFTA winners in full

13 February 2011 9:37 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Well, it all started so well, and then my BAFTA predictions well, didn’t really come to fruition. Anyway, we are pleased to announced that The King’s Speech and Colin Firth were the big winners on the night!!! Here’s the release:

The King’s Speech was named Best Film at tonight’s Orange British Academy Film Awards, held at London’s Royal Opera House. The film also won six other awards: Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay and Original Music, as well as a trio of performance awards for Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter and Colin Firth, who wins the Leading Actor BAFTA for the second year running.

Natalie Portman was awarded the BAFTA for Leading Actress for her performance as Nina Sayers in Black Swan.

David Fincher won the Director award for The Social Network and Aaron Sorkin took home the BAFTA for Adapted Screenplay. The film also won the Editing award. »

- Paul Heath

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British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2011: Winners: The King’S Speech

13 February 2011 7:10 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The King’s Speech, The Social Network, and the other winners of the 2011 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) have been announced. The King’s Speech and The Social Network were the big winners at BAFTA 2011. The full listing of the 2011 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) winners is below.

Best Film

Black Swan

Inception

The King’S Speech (Winner)

The Social Network

True Grit

Outstanding British Film

127 Hours

Another Year

Four Lions

The King’S Speech (Winner)

Made In Dagenham

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

The Arbor Clio Barnard (Director), Tracy O’Riordan (Producer)

Exit Through The Gift Shop Banksy (Director), Jaimie D’Cruz (Producer)

Four Lions Chris Morris (Director/Writer) (Winner)

Monsters Gareth Edwards (Director/Writer)

Skeletons Nick Whitfield (Director/Writer)

Director

127 Hours Danny Boyle

Black Swan Darren Aronofsky

Inception Christopher Nolan

The King’S Speech Tom Hooper

The Social Network David Fincher (Winner)

Original Screenplay

Black Swan Mark Heyman, »

- filmbook

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'The King's Speech' wins 7 British Academy awards at the 2011 BAFTAs

13 February 2011 1:37 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (or BAFTA, the British version of the Oscars) has crowned "The King's Speech" as the year's best picture. "Speech" also took home Outstanding British Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor for Colin Firth and the Best Supporting acting awards for Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter and Best Original Music, for a total of seven awards, which is easily the most won by any one film.

The British Academy also honored Natalie Portman for Best Actress for "Black Swan" and David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin for their directing and writing efforts on "The Social Network." "Inception" star Tom Hardy won the BAFTA Rising Star award, Christopher Lee was honored with an Academy fellowship and the Harry Potter series received an Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema recognition.

The full list of winners:

Best Film

Black Swan - Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott FranklinINCEPTION - Emma Thomas, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Baftas 2011: the full list of winners

13 February 2011 1:19 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The King's Speech sweeps the board – but David Fincher takes best director … 

Best Film

Winner: The King's Speech - Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

Black Swan - Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin

Inception - Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan

The Social Network - Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin

True Grit - Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Outstanding British Film

Winner: The King's Speech - Tom Hooper, David Seidler, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

Four Lions - Chris Morris, Jesse Armstrong, Sam Bain, Mark Herbert, Derrin Schlesinger

127 Hours - Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Christian Colson, John Smithson

Another Year - Mike Leigh, Georgina Lowe

Made in Dagenham - Nigel Cole, William Ivory, Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

Winner: Four Lions - Director/Writer - Chris Morris

The Arbor - Director, Producer - Clio Barnard, Tracy O'Riordan »

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'The King's Speech' Dominates 2011 BAFTAs, but 'Social Network' has a Good Showing

13 February 2011 12:26 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards were handed out today and to very little surprise The King's Speech led the way with seven BAFTA Awards as it was also the most nominated film among all nominees with 14 total nominations.

Among its achievements it took home Best Picture, Outstanding British Film, Best Actor for Colin Firth, Best Original screenplay for David Seidler and Best Score for Alexandre Desplat. Where the surprises came were in the supporting wins for both Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter showing The Fighter apparently doesn't pack as much of a punch across the pond as it does here.

Also, for those of you trying to predict the Oscars and are wondering which direction to go with Best Director, David Fincher took home the award for The Social Network, one of three wins on the night for the film. Aaron Sorkin also won for Adapted Screenplay and Film Editing. »

- Brad Brevet

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British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2011: Nominations: Inception, Black Swan

13 February 2011 11:00 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Inception, Black Swan, and the other nominations for the 2011 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) have been announced. The British Academy Film Awards are “presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts…[and are used for] rewarding the best work of any nationality seen on British cinema screens during the preceding year…as well as excellence in…television, television craft, video games and forms of animation.” The awards show will take place on February 13, 2011. The full listing of the 2011 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) nominations is below.

Best Film Nominees:

Black Swan (2010)

Inception (2010)

The King’s Speech (2010)

The Social Network (2010)

True Grit (2010)

Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year Nominees:

127 Hours (2010)

Another Year (2010)

Four Lions (2010)

The King’s Speech (2010)

Made in Dagenham (2010)

Best Actor Nominees:

Javier Bardem for Biutiful (2010)

Jeff Bridges for True Grit (2010)

Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network (2010)

Colin Firth for The »

- filmbook

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In Full: BAFTA Film Awards 2011 Winners

13 February 2011 10:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The full list of winners at tonight's Orange British Academy Film Awards, held at London's Royal Opera House, is as follows: Best Film

Black Swan

Inception

The King's Speech - Winner!

The Social Network

True Grit Outstanding British Film

127 Hours

Another Year

Four Lions

The King's Speech - Winner!

Made in Dagenham Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

The Arbor - Clio Barnard (Director), Tracy O’Riordan (Producer)

Exit Through The Gift Shop - Banksy (Director), Jaimie D’Cruz (Producer)

Four Lions - Chris Morris (Director/Writer) - Winner!

Monsters - Gareth Edwards (Director/Writer)

Skeletons - Nick Whitfield (Director/Writer) Director

Danny Boyle (127 Hours)

Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)

Christopher Nolan (Inception)

Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)

David (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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Live: BAFTA Film Awards 2011 Winners

13 February 2011 10:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The full list of winners at tonight's Orange British Academy Film Awards, held at London's Royal Opera House, is as follows: Please Note: The winners will be updated as they are announced at the BAFTA ceremony from 6.30pm. The event will be broadcast later on BBC One from 9pm. Best Film

Black Swan

Inception

The King's Speech

The Social Network

True Grit Outstanding British Film

127 Hours

Another Year

Four Lions

The King's Speech - Winner!

Made in Dagenham Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

The Arbor - Clio Barnard (Director), Tracy O’Riordan (Producer)

Exit Through The Gift Shop - Banksy (Director), Jaimie D’Cruz (Producer)

Four Lions - Chris Morris (Director/Writer) - Winner!

Monsters - Gareth Edwards (Director/Writer)

Skeletons - Nick Whitfield (Director/Writer) Director

Danny (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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The 2011 BAFTA Awards Updated Live

13 February 2011 10:22 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The awards have begun – scroll down for all the updates.

The 64th British Academy Film Awards sponsored by Orange are getting underway in London tonight and we’ll be updating you live from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden which plays host to the awards, as well as bringing you photos of the red carpet arrivals.

I’ll be updating you on each award as it is announced, let me know what you think in the comments below or by following us on Twitter at heyuguysblog, though we won’t be revealing who won on the twitter feed (for those waiting to play along at home – the BBC are showing the ceremony around 9), so keep hitting refresh to see all the updates right here.

Latest Update Here…

21.23 -Sir Christopher Lee’s gracious and warm acceptance speech is the perfect way to end the ceremony tonight. It was an »

- Jon Lyus

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Blogomatic3000 reporting Live from the 2011 BAFTA Awards

13 February 2011 8:25 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

On Sunday night, the only place you’ll need to be is at this website, hearing all the news live from the red carpet. I’ll be there with my trusty smart phone, giving you all the latest gossip as stars arrive for the big night. Expect to hear about any surprise arrivals, amazing dresses and anything else you can think of! It all starts from around 4pm, so keep a look out!

Follow us on Twitter (@Blogomatic3000) for all the events. Or follow @KellyAlyse for my personal account.

The Red Carpet:

Below is the list of nominees – we’ll be bringing you the results Not as they happen – why? Well as with last year, the TV broadcast is an hour behind the live event and we don’t want to spoil it for those fans watching on TV. So look out for list list to be updated as per »

- Kelly

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If I were a betting man… our BAFTA predictions

13 February 2011 6:14 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

So, this evening is a pretty big one for British film, and indeed international film as the BAFTA awards are dished out at the Royal Opera House in London. What follows is our predictions as to who we think will up there on the podium as winners this evening. I must repeat that this is who we think will win, not necessarily who Should win…

Now, I have omitted the two short film categories as I haven’t seen any of those movies, but I have listed my picks for the winners of everything else.

As you can see, a favourite to win in the main categories (in my mind) is Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Two reasons. Well, I think that his omission from the Academy Awards will go in his favour for the Best Director category, and I think that it will pick up some notable mentions in the technical categories. »

- Paul Heath

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BAFTA announce the nominees for the British Academy Film Awards

19 January 2011 7:09 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

BAFTA have today announced the nominees for the 64th British Academy Film Awards, with Tom Hooper's acclaimed period drama The King's Speech leading the way with an impressive fourteen nominations overall including the coveted Best Picture award. Also competing for the top prize is Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller Black Swan (which has garnered twelve nominations in total), along with Inception (dir. Christopher Nolan), The Social Network (dir. David Fincher) and True Grit (dir. Joel Coen and Ethan Coen). Elsewhere Colin Firth will be looking to repeat his Golden Globes success in the Best Actor category, while the recently departed Pete Postlethwaite also features in the Supporting Actor field for his role in Ben Affleck's The Town.

The 2011 BAFTA nominations in full...

Best Film

Black Swan (dir. Darren Aronofsky)

Inception (dir. Christopher Nolan)

The King's Speech (dir. Tom Hooper)

The Social Network (dir. David Fincher)

True Grit (dir. »

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"The King's Speech" Leads BAFTA Nominations!

18 January 2011 3:05 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards! And as expected, the fantastic "The King's Speech" dominated the nominations with 14 nods including Best Picture!

"The King's Speech" will duke it out with "The Social Network," "Black Swan," "Inception," and "True Grit" for the Best Picture award.

We will know the winners on Feb. 13 for the Orange British Academy Film Awards.

Here's the complete list of Orange British Academy Awards (BAFTA) nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Best Film

Black Swan Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin

Inception Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan

The King.S Speech Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin

The Social Network Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Cean Chaffin

True Grit Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Outstanding British Film

127 Hours Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, Christian Colson, »

- Manny

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'The King's Speech' Rules, 'Black Swan' Performs Well In BAFTA Nominations

18 January 2011 11:07 AM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Two things the British apparently love: stammering English monarchs and crazy-eyed New York ballerinas.

Tom Hooper's historical drama "The King's Speech," starring Colin Firth as speech-impeded King George VI, and Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," featuring a crazy-eyed Natalie Portman as a dancer on the verge of a "Swan Lake"-induced breakdown, topped the Orange British Academy Film Awards nominations, which the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) announced today. "The King's Speech" led the way with 14 nominations, "Black Swan" scored 12, "Inception" snagged nine, and "True Grit" and "127 Hours" nabbed eight apiece. Golden Globes Best Picture winner and Oscar front runner "The Social Network" earned a more modest six nominations.

The Best Picture field looks a whole lot like the one that competed for Golden Globes Best Picture - Drama: "Black Swan," "Inception," "The King's Speech," "The Social Network" and "True Grit." The sole difference is that »

- Tom DiChiara

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‘The King’s Speech’ Leads BAFTA Nominations, Sky Is Blue

18 January 2011 10:20 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The BAFTA nominations have come out just days after the Golden Globes proved  they are a joke, but can’t take one. The prestige pic, The King’s Speech leads the pack with 14 nominations, which is hardly surprising as The British Academy of Film and Television Award’s tends to favor the home team and loves a good monarch-based drama. But there are a few surprises in the bunch as well as a lot of love for American-made films. Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan landed an impressive 12 nominations, including one for the formerly underrated performance of Barbara Hershey as a terrifyingly domineering stage mom. Other honored Us flicks include: True Grit, The Kids Are All Right, and The Social Network. The surprises?

Well, early Oscar favorite The Social Network only scored 6 nods, which is likely a shock to those who regard the BAFTA’s as a telling precursor to the Academy Awards. »

- Kristy Puchko

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BAFTA Announces 2011 Film Award Nominees

18 January 2011 9:40 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have announced their nominations for the 2011 BAFTA Awards (the British equivalent of the Oscars). There’s no real big surprises on the list. The Social Network has been dominating awards circles in North America but The King’s Speech is leading the BAFTAs with 14 nominations, including Best Picture and Outstanding British Film. Black Swan (voted best film here at Sound On Sight) has 12 nominations, True Grit 8 nominations, and Inception 9 nominations.  Personally I think the most interesting category is the “Outstanding Debut By a British writer, director, or producer”, which includes the likes of Gareth Edwards (Monsters), Chris Morris (Four Lions), and Banksy (Exit Through the Gift Shop). I can’t wait to see who wins, and I’d be happy with either of these three talented filmmakers.

Hit the jump for a full list of the nominations.  Winners will be announced on February 13th. »

- Ricky

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