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Bill Nunn obituary

26 September 2016 4:31 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor best remembered as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing

The actor Bill Nunn, who has died aged 63 of leukaemia, was a gentle giant who appeared frequently as a supporting player in mainstream American movies. He was most closely associated with the writer-director Spike Lee, who cast him in four films. The most widely admired of these was the incendiary Do the Right Thing (1989), set over the course of one hot day in Brooklyn during which racial tensions boil over into violence. Nunn played Radio Raheem, who blasts out Public Enemy’s Fight the Power from a boom-box bigger than most home stereo systems. With the exception of one memorable speech on the nature of love and hate, he is a brooding and taciturn figure. His death while being held in a chokehold by police shifts the picture’s climactic riot to another level.

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- Ryan Gilbey

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‘Akira’ Review: Female-Centric Bollywood Action Drama Suffers From Lazy Filmmaking

4 September 2016 6:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Resistance to the “female-centric” film is an affliction that has plagued Bollywood for most of its history; despite the few dozen films over the years that have proved actresses’ ability to hold their own without needing a male costar (dating back to 1957’s Oscar-nominated “Mother India”), screenplays that place women in the spotlight have been disappointingly infrequent.

Thankfully, with Vidya Balan’s “Kahaani” in 2012, Kangana Ranaut’s “Queen” in 2013, Deepika Padukone’s “Piku” in 2014 and Priyanka Chopra’s “Mary Kom” that same year, Bollywood has increasingly warmed up to the reality that female star power and strong stories can draw in crowds, box office returns, and critical acclaim. While you won’t see a fan following for an actress as rabid as that of, say, Salman Khan, the concept of a woman-oriented film is approached with less trepidation and more curiosity now than ever before by both filmmakers and audiences. »

- Anisha Jhaveri

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Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition – watch the first 10 minutes

3 March 2016 10:49 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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New footage, as Warner Bros releases the first 10 minutes of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice's Ultimate Edition online...

Early reviews are suggesting that the three hour, Ultimate Cut of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has a lot more going for it than the theatrical version of the movie. And perhaps in a display of confidence, Warner Bros has now released the first ten minutes of the new cut online, to give a taster of the new footage that director Zack Snyder has woven in.

In fact, you can see it right here…

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is available right now on digital HD in the Us. We have to wait just over a month more in the UK.

Batman V Superman: DVD and Blu-ray special features

The 'Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack', '3D Blu-ray Combo Pack', 'Blu-ray Combo Pack', »

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Glasgow Film Festival unveils 2016 programme

20 January 2016 11:00 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Festival to host 60 UK premieres, including Time Out Of Mind [pictured] starring Richard Gere and Disney’s Zootropolis.

Glasgow Film Festival (Gff) has announced its full programme for its upcoming 12th edition, running Feb 17-28.

This year’s festival will host 60 UK premieres, 59 Scottish premieres, four European premieres and three world premieres among its line-up of 174 films. As previously announced, it will be bookended by the UK premieres of Hail, Caesar! and Anomalisa.

Richard Gere will attend Glasgow for the UK premiere of his new film Time Out Of Mind, while other guests include Ben Wheatley for the Scottish premiere of High-Rise, Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer for the UK premiere of The Forest, Joachim Trier for the UK premiere of Louder Than Bombs, veteran director Peter Greenaway and stuntman Vic Armstrong.

“The festival keeps moving forward, with new developments like our Industry Focus conference, whilst also maintaining our roots as an audience-focused festival where everyone can come »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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