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Red Dwarf – The Top 5 Special Guest Stars from the Show’s Smegging History

With Red Dwarf Xii starting tonight on Dave at 9pm, Villordsutch takes a look back through the near 30 years of Red Dwarf history, to bring you the Top 5 special guest stars that have appeared in this smegging brilliant show.

5. Jenny Agutter, OBE (Psirens – Series 6, Episode 1)

So many people are smiling back right now.

Star of The Railway Children, Walkabout, Logan’s Run and An American Werewolf in London. Jenny Agutter appeared as Kryten’s creator Professor Mamet, though in truth she was a shape-shifting Gelf (Genetically Engineered Life-Form) with a hankering for brains.

Jenny Agutter is to this day, even with her numerous acting achievements under her belt, still seen as a figure of lust. Though it is completely wrong to view any actor in this way, it doesn’t remove the memory of watching this episode – on its original airing – with my dad sat on the settee, suddenly barking,
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Meantime

Nobody stands up for Britons in the lower class trenches like the fierce, opinionated and outright brilliant Mike Leigh; his unusual writing and directing method yields terrific results in his first feature made for TV. And the early performances of Tim Roth, Phil Daniels and Gary Oldman should be the stuff of acting legend, ’80s style.

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The Criterion Collection 890

1984 / Color / 1:66 widescreen / 107 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date August 15, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: Marion Bailey, Phil Daniels, Tim Roth, Pam Ferris, Jeff Robert, Alfred Molina, Gary Oldman, Tilly Vosburgh, Eileen Davies, Peter Wight.

Cinematography: Roger Pratt

Film Editor: Lesley Walker

Original Music: Andrew Dickson

Produced by Graham Benson

Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh is something of an acquired taste, but I have to say that I haven’t forgotten anything of his that I’ve seen. There are of course his ‘special’ period recreations of Topsy-Turvy and Mr. Turner,
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Former 'Bachelorette' Trista Sutter's Grandmother Passes Away: 'I Am Thankful She Has Found Peace'

Former 'Bachelorette' Trista Sutter's Grandmother Passes Away: 'I Am Thankful She Has Found Peace'
Trista Sutter is mourning the loss of her grandmother, Rosemary.

The former Bachelorette took to Instagram on Tuesday to write a heartfelt tribute to her grandma who "has found peace" after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

Related: Trista Sutter Shares More Family Vacation Photos After Suffering Seizure: 'Life Is Sweet'

"In the book of my life, roses have consistently played a special role
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‘Only In My Dreams Could I Have Imagined This!’ and More Sweet (and Hilarious) Reactions from Emmy Nominees

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‘Only In My Dreams Could I Have Imagined This!’ and More Sweet (and Hilarious) Reactions from Emmy Nominees
It’s Emmy time!

And while it’s exciting for viewers to see their favorite shows nab nominations, getting nominated yourself is a whole other level of excitement (we imagine).

See how the nominees themselves are reacting here:

Angela Bassett is so pumped, she’s going to “go pass out somewhere”:

Ty God for blessing me!Ty @TheEmmys for the nom!Ty @MasterofNone @LenaWaithe @azizansari ! Now ima go pass out somewhere! #thanksgivingTODAY

Angela Bassett (@ImAngelaBassett) July 13, 2017

After five seasons, Billy on the Street got its first nomination And Billy Eichner is psyched:

Billy On The Street!!!! We Did It!
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Movie Review: Netflix’s To The Bone is another corny portrayal of anorexia

  • The AV Club
Anorexia is one of those subjects that seem tailor-made for a medium as darkly fascinated by bodies and self-destructive obsessions as film, and yet it always comes across as phony, simply because actors can never really look anorexic; thin and baggy-eyed is a long way from the sight of skin sucked so tightly over bones that it appears that a person’s body might crumple in on itself at any moment. That doesn’t mean that movies can’t tackle the psychology, but with only a few exceptions (e.g., the English writer-director Mike Leigh’s 1990 film Life Is Sweet, which depicts a young, working-class bulimic woman), films about eating disorders take the form of hokey, know-the-symptoms public service pamphlets aimed at teens. There’s a reason why the topic is popularly associated with cheesy TV movies. The Netflix-produced To The Bone, which was written and directed by TV ...
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Trista Sutter Recalls Seizing on Top of 8-Year-Old Daughter Blakesley: 'She Was Traumatized'

Trista Sutter Recalls Seizing on Top of 8-Year-Old Daughter Blakesley: 'She Was Traumatized'
Trista Sutter admits that upon suffering a seizure while vacationing with her family in Croatia, she asked herself, "Why me?"

"All I remember was feeling very dizzy and nauseous, and the next thing I knew, I was in this dream," the former Bachelorette star recalled on Tuesday's Good Morning America. "The only way I can describe it is was like a white euphoria."

Trista's husband, Ryan Sutter, said the incident was especially scary for the couple's 8-year-old daughter, Blakesley, whom Trista fell on top of while seizing. "I heard Blakesley screaming, 'Mommy, Mommy," Ryan remembered. "Trista had fallen onto Blakesley in a sort of convulsive state."

More: Former Bachelorette Star Trista Sutter Hospitalized After Seizure -- 'Be Thankful for Your Life and Blessings'

Ryan, a trained Emt who met Trista on The Bachelorette in 2003, said that despite his medical training, he was really shaken up by the incident. "I was checking her pulse. She was shaking
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The 2016 British Independent Film Awards winners in full

Bifa winners 2016: American Honey wins the night, by Dave Johns takes Best Actor for his work on I, Daniel Blake.

See the complete Bifa winners 2016 list below.

American Honey won the night at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards (Bifa) held at Old Billingsgate last night. The film won four awards including Best British Independent Film. Andrea Arnold took home Best Director, Sasha Lane won Best Actress sponsored by Mac and Robbie Ryan’s Cinematography was rewarded with the Outstanding Achievement in Craft award.

The film will be screened in 25 Vue, Odeon and Everyman cinemas across the country on Sunday 11 December, as the first in the Bifa Independents screening series supported by the BFI.

Also recognised was the eponymous hero of I, Daniel Blake, Dave Johns. He took home the Best Actor award, while his co-star Hayley Squires was named Most Promising Newcomer sponsored by The London Edition.

Under the Shadow
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2016 British Independent Film Awards: Full Winners List

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2016 British Independent Film Awards: Full Winners List
American Honey” took the top prize at the 2016 British Independent Film Awards, which was held on Sunday at London’s Old Billingsgate.

American Honey” was named Best British Independent Film, and also scored three additional awards (including Best Director for Andrea Arnold). Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” was the night’s only non-uk winner, picking up honors for Best International Independent Film.

The 19th annual Bifa ceremony, hosted by Jennifer Saunders, also presented Clare Binns with the Special Jury Prize for her “unstinting efforts in bringing independent film to new audiences.”

Naomie Harris was also presented the Variety Award by Danny Boyle, in recognition of the global impact she made this year in helping to focus the international film spotlight on the UK.

Read More: La Film Critics Association Name the Best Films and Performances of 2016

The Richard Harris Award was given to Alison Steadman by Richard Harris’ granddaughter Ella Harris and
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‘American Honey’ Triumphs at British Independent Film Awards

‘American Honey’ Triumphs at British Independent Film Awards
London — Andrea Arnold’s new-age road movie “American Honey” triumphed at the British Independent Film Awards Sunday. It won four awards, including best British independent film.

Arnold took the director prize for her movie, which Variety’s reviewer described as “part dreamy millennial picaresque, part distorted tapestry of Americana and part exquisitely illustrated iTunes musical.” The film’s Sasha Lane won best actress, and Robbie Ryan’s cinematography was rewarded with the outstanding achievement in craft award.

Among the guests at the Bifa ceremony, held at London’s Old Billingsgate, were Michael Fassbender, Jamie Dornan, Martin Freeman, Naomie Harris, Anna Friel, Lena Headey, Patrick Stewart and Danny Boyle. The awards were hosted by Jennifer Saunders.

The surprise of the evening was the triple win for Farsi-language horror movie “Under the Shadow.” The screenplay prize and the Douglas Hickox Award for best debut director both went to the film’s Babak Anvari,
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Candice Swanepoel's Newborn Baby Boy Couldn't Be Cuter: Up Next, Stealing Behati Prinsloo's Heart

Candice Swanepoel's Newborn Baby Boy Couldn't Be Cuter: Up Next, Stealing Behati Prinsloo's Heart
The first peek at Candice Swanepoel's newborn son, Anacã, was just like mom—impressive And nothing has changed in the 5 days since he was born. "My little man," Swanepoel's fiancé, Hermann Nicoli, captioned a photo of their baby boy Monday, complete with a heart emoji. The Victoria's Secret Angel also posted a new pic over the weekend of Anacã that is almost a little much, he's just that cute. "Life is sweet," Swanepoel wrote. Meanwhile, well-wishes are pouring in for the proud new parents, including from Swanepoel's dear friend, fellow Angel and fellow new mom Behati Prinsloo, who gave...
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Get a First Look at Candice Swanepoel's Beautiful Baby Boy

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Get a First Look at Candice Swanepoel's Beautiful Baby Boy
Candice Swanepoel is a mom! The Victoria's Secret model and her fiancé, Hermann Nicoli, welcomed their first child together, a baby boy, this week, E! News confirms. The pair named their little one Anacã, which is a Brazilian word for a specific type of bird, and on Saturday, the new mom shared a photo of the tiny tot on Instagram, writing, "Life is sweet." News of Candice's pregnancy broke back in March, and in May, she confirmed that it was a boy with a cute Instagram snap. In addition to sharing photos of her growing baby bump on social media, she also celebrated her safari-themed baby shower in August. Congratulations! Life is sweet. A photo posted by Candice Swanepoel (@angelcandices) on Oct 8, 2016 at 7:28am Pdt
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Harry Potter Actor Jim Broadbent Joins Game Of Thrones Season 7 In A "Significant" Role

The penultimate season of HBO's Game of Thrones has added the legendary Jim Broadbent to its cast, according to EW. As usual, details on his character are pretty much nonexistent, and all we have to go on is that the role will be a "significant" one. Speculation seems to be pointing to one of the maesters Sam is set to study under at the Citadel (Archmaester Marwyn, Aka Marwyn the Mage, perhaps?), but now that the show has surpassed George R.R. Martin's source material, it's quite possible he'll be playing someone we haven't even encountered in the books yet. Broadbent has starred in a wide array of classic movies over the years (Time Bandits, Brazil, Life is Sweet etc), but he'll be best known to the younger generation as Horace Slughorn in the Harry Potter movies. Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season next year.
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Watch: 'Tangerine' Director Sean Baker Picks His Must-Have Criterion Titles

Watch: 'Tangerine' Director Sean Baker Picks His Must-Have Criterion Titles
"I have a weak bladder when it comes to this sort of stuff, so be careful," "Tangerine" director Sean Baker warns at the beginning of his trip inside the Criterion closet, and though he doesn't get that excited, his enthusiasm is infectious nonetheless. As Magnolia mounts pathbreaking Oscar campaigns for transgender stars Kitana Kiki Rodriguez (for Best Actress) and Mya Taylor (for Best Supporting Actress), his choices are a reminder than his sun-kissed L.A. adventure, shot on an iPhone, is rooted in the vernacular of the art film.  Read More: "How Sean Baker Shot 'Tangerine' on an iPhone and Invented a New Cinema (Exclusive Video)" Funnily enough, of the growing pile of Blu-rays and DVDs he selects, it's Mike Leigh's "Life Is Sweet" (1990) and "Naked" (1993) that Baker says influenced "Tangerine." We learn that his father's favorite movie is René Clair's 1942 romantic comedy...
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Interview: Sean Baker Talks Tangerine

David Opie chats with Tangerine director Sean Baker

Famed for being shot entirely on an iPhone, Tangerine’s fascinating insight into the trans community has led to it becoming the breakout indie of the year, enjoying incredible reviews across the board. With awards season looming, Tangerine has earned its rightful place in many rundowns of the years best movies. David Opie sits down with director Sean Baker to discuss Tangerine’s many astonishing achievements. Our five star review is available to read here…

David Opie: Congratulations on the success of Tangerine. You’ve had an amazing critical response. I keep seeing the film appear on many critics best end of year lists. Did you ever think Tangerine would perform as well as it has? Have you been surprised by the film’s success?

Sean Baker: A little bit, yeah. I thought the film would divide audiences and critics 50/50. I
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Watch: 'Tangerine' Director Sean Baker Visits The Criterion Collection Closet

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One of the greatest surprises of the year was Sean Baker’s wonderful and vibrant “Tangerine,” and while the film is launching an Oscar campaign, the filmmaker has already been bestowed the highest honor of the cinephile world: being invited to peruse the shelves of The Criterion Collection's closet. Bearing that wide grin that is familiar to everyone who has seen one of these videos before, Baker opens up the magical room and warns the cameraman that he has “a weak bladder for this kind of stuff,” but who among us could remain in full control of our faculties when entering that holy place? Fortunately for fans of Baker’s film, the director isn’t just Christmas shopping and upgrading titles from laserdisc; he also lets us in on some of his influences: Mike Leigh’s “Naked” and “Life Is Sweet” are cited as being major influences, specifically as seen
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Claire Skinner: ‘50 does not look like a woman in a cardigan’

The Outnumbered star on roles for women, tackling Alzheimer’s in The Father – and playing someone with no chldren

Born in Hemel Hempstead in 1965, the daughter of a shopkeeper and a secretary, Claire Skinner hid her shyness by doing impersonations. She went on to study at Lamda and joined the RSC, after which Mike Leigh cast her in the films Life Is Sweet and Naked. On stage she has appeared in Pinter’s Moonlight and as Desdemona in Othello at the National. Best known as the mother in BBC1’s Outnumbered, she is married to director Charles Palmer, son of actor Geoffrey Palmer, and has two sons. She next appears in the West End transfer of The Father, opposite Kenneth Cranham, after successful runs at the Ustinov Studio, Bath, and the Tricycle, London.

The Father was written by French playwright Florian Zeller about the devastating effect of Alzheimer’s. Are
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Who is ‘Dick Poop’ — er, Dick Pope?

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor

Nothing could stop ‘Dick Poop’ from becoming a Twitter ‘Trending Topic’. The site exploded with clever responses to the Academy Award nominations Jan. 15 — from surprises to snubs to the unfortunate pronunciation of one cinematographer.

This flub occurred when Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences, announced Dick Pope as a nominee for achievement in cinematography.

So who exactly is Dick Pope?

Pope received his second Oscar nomination this year for his work on Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, about the obsessive British landscape artist J.M.W. Turner (portrayed by Timothy Spall). The film also received nominations for production design, costume design and original score. For his work on the film, Pope has earned BAFTA Award and Critics’ Choice Award nominations. Pope won the Vulcan Prize for Technical Artist at the Cannes Film Festival, where the film premiered. He
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Film Review: Eccentric Story of ‘Mr. Turner’ Still Visually Arresting

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Chicago – The thing that can be said for British writer/director Mike Leigh is that it’s never known what story may capture his fancy. The auteur of “Happy-Go-Lucky,” “Topsy-Turvy,” “Secrets and Lies” and “Life is Sweet” now tackles the last quarter century of a notable British painter’s life, through his strange maneuverings and unconventionality, in “Mr. Turner.”

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The Mister is J.M.W. Turner, an English Romantic landscape artist, whose form elevated the genre into a pre-impressionism age – making Turner a rather controversial figure in his time. The film plays upon that theme, as Timothy Spall portrays the painter in Mike Leigh’s script as a prolific adventurer and eccentric. Since Turner is a landscape painter, the director and cinematographer (Dick Pope) create an expansive cinematic canvas that “sees” Turner’s vision. The story, however, is a mishmash of scenes rather than a cohesive narrative, and
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Watch: Mike Leigh Takes A Fascinating Look Inside The Criterion Closet

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You’d be hard pressed to find a company in the film industry that’s as beloved as The Criterion Collection. Pricey though they are, the boutique label remains as popular in the film-loving set as ever. One of those fans is director Mike Leigh (who has three films on the label: "Naked," "Life Is Sweet," and "Topsy-Turvy"), and as part of the press tour for his latest, “Mr. Turner,” the British filmmaker stopped by the Criterion offices and shot a video inside their hallowed closet. It would be easy for filmmakers to grow so hardened and cynical over a career that they lose sight of their love of the art form. That’s why it’s so great when someone retains their passion for cinema like Leigh does in this eight-minute-long video. Barring a reference to the recently released Blu-ray of “A Hard Day’s Night,” all of Leigh
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