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’Howards End’ Restoration: Merchant Ivory Classic Gets A Stunning New Trailer — Watch

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’Howards End’ Restoration: Merchant Ivory Classic Gets A Stunning New Trailer — Watch
Cohen Media Group is releasing a new 4K restoration of the Merchant Ivory classic “Howards End.” Set in Edwardian England, the film follows three social classes represented by three different families who are all vying for the ownership of a house, Howards End, essentially a metaphor for the future of England and its class relations. Based on the novel by E.M. Forester, “Howards End” starred Anthony Hopkins (“The Silence of the Lambs”), Vanessa Redgrave (“Julia”), Emma Thompson (“Sense and Sensibility”), Helena Bonham Carter (“Fight Club”), Samuel West (“Carrington”), and more. Watch a trailer for the restoration below.

Read More: Cohen Media Group Picks Up 30 Merchant Ivory Productions for Restoration and Re-issue

For decades, the name “Merchant Ivory” meant high-minded quality entertainment. Founded in 1961 by producer Ismael Merchant and director James Ivory, the production company initially focused on making “English-language films in India aimed at the international market,” often adapted from novels or short stories.
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Life in Squares: why the Bloomsbury group’s talents are wasted on the box

From Nicole Kidman’s Virginia Woolf to Emma Thompson’s Carrington, the Bloomsbury group have enjoyed a starry presence on screen, but as BBC2’s Life in Squares reminds us, their appeal has little do with paintings and books

“The Bloomsbury set defied convention in their morals,” the Daily Mail enthused uncharacteristically ahead of Life in Squares, “and blazed a trail with their take on design.” Promising to show readers “how to get the literary look”, the article neatly encapsulated the group’s appeal. Why the Bloomsbury group crop up so often on screen has very little to do with their books or paintings: they are feted as lifestyle pioneers, with their modernity as polymorphous lovers and avant-garde designers charmingly offset by their plummy voices and period clothes. The literary or artistic stuff is once again just a bonus in BBC2’s Life in Squares, which sensibly sticks to the
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13 British comedy stars lured to Hollywood in the 1990s

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Hollywood went hunting for lots of British comedy talent in the 1990s - and lured the likes of Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson...

For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.

Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...

Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians

Laurie is a man of many talents, who ultimately cracked America with
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Emma Thompson To Receive The Richard Harris Award At 2014 ‘BIFAs’

We’ve just received word that Britain’s own national treasure Emma Thompson is to receive the prestigious Richard Harris Award at this year’s Moet British Independent Film Awards. The top gong recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, and has previously been won by the likes of John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters just last year.

The awards are dished out on Sunday 7th December at a ceremony in central London. You can see the full list of nominees for this year’s awards here.

Here’s the full release.

London, Wednesday 19th November – The recipient of The Richard Harris Award was announced today by Johanna von Fischer and Tessa Collinson, joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film Awards.

Emma Thompson will receive The Richard Harris Award at the ceremony on Sunday 7th December at Old Billingsgate.
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Film Review: ‘Listen Up Philip’

Film Review: ‘Listen Up Philip’
So rueful and wise is writer-director Alex Ross Perry’s “Listen Up Philip” about artistic ambition, youthful arrogance and middle-aged regrets, it comes as a shock to discover that Perry himself is not yet even 30. That gives this remarkably achieved feature a precocity nearly equal to that of the prodigal fiction writer who rests at its center, honing his craft at the expense of any and all meaningful relationships in his life. It’s a familiar tale, but one told by Perry with immense filmmaking verve and novelistic flourish, and acted by an exceptional ensemble cast. “Philip” won’t curry much favor with those critics and auds who routinely castigate the Coen brothers and Noah Baumbach for their dearth of “likable” characters, but those with slightly more jaundiced eyes will feel right at home. By any measure, the pic formally announces Perry as one of the most promising young talents on the indie scene.
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1995

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Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 24 Oct 2013 - 06:46

Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 1995...

The year covered in this week's underrated movie rundown was significant for a number of reasons. It was the year that saw the release of Toy Story - the groundbreaking movie that would cement Pixar's reputation as an animation studio, and set the tempo for CG family movies for the next 18 years and counting. It was the year that saw James Bond (played by Pierce Brosnan for the first time) emerge for GoldenEye after a six-year break. It was also the year of Michael Mann's Heat, Dogme 95, and the moment where Terry Gilliam scored a much-deserved hit with 12 Monkeys.

As ever, we're focusing on a few of the lesser-known films from this particular year, and we've had to think carefully about what's made the cut and what hasn't.
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AfterElton Briefs: 52 Season Finale Spoilers, Naya Rivera Belts A Classic, and Life on "The Other Side of Forty"

Here is last week's caption pic winner. This week's caption pic is at the bottom of the page.

Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is ...

"We're here! We're steer! Get used to it!."

Thanks to Luke for this week's winning caption!

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka at the reception celebrating the release of the limited edition fine art photography of Alan Cumming.

Weekend Birthdays! (Note: Birthday shoutouts are for out entertainers, allies, or for any celeb that seems to have a following on Ae). Rick Schroder is 42, Loretta Lynn is 80, Julie Christie is 71, Sarah Michelle Gellar is 35, newly out Douglas Spain is 38, Seth Rogen is 30, and the out Samantha Fox, one of the most faboo pop tarts of all time, is 46. What are your fave Sam songs? Here are mine: 5. "I Only Wanna Be With You." 4. "Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)," 3. "Nothing's Gonna Stop Me Now," 2. "I Wanna Have Some Fun,
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A Dangerous Method – review

David Cronenberg analyses the pioneering work of Jung and Freud in this engrossing and thought-provoking drama

David Cronenberg has long been recognised as a prime exponent of the psychological thrillers known as body horror movies, stories of terror involving parasites, metamorphoses, diseases, decomposition and physical wounds, such as Shivers, Videodrome, Naked Lunch and his version of The Fly. Now, as he approaches 70, an enfant terrible turned cinematic elder statesman operating from the Canadian fringe of the cultural mainstream, he has stood back from the visceral fray.

His engrossing, admirably acted new film, A Dangerous Method, takes an objective, historical look at the early days of psychoanalysis and the people, notably Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, who provided us with the conceptual framework and language for discussing the phenomena and experiences he has been dramatising over the past 40 years.

Helping him in this enterprise is the British playwright and screenwriter Christopher Hampton,
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A Dangerous Method, Jane Eyre, Moneyball, The Descendants: Scripter Awards

Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method The 2012 finalists for the USC Scripter Awards, honoring both screenwriters and the original authors of adapted screenplays, are the following: Christopher Hampton for A Dangerous Method, adapted from John Kerr's nonfiction book A Most Dangerous Method: The Story of Jung, Freud, and Sabina Spielrein and Hampton's own 2002 stage play The Talking Cure; Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash for The Descendants, adapted from Kaui Hart Hemmings’ novel (itself an expansion of her short story “The Minor Wars”); Moira Buffini for Jane Eyre, adapted from Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel; Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin for Moneyball, from Michael Lewis’ book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game; Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan for their adaptation of John le Carré's thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Notably absent from the Scripter Award shortlist are Steven Spielberg's War Horse (adapted by Lee Hall and,
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An Interview With David Cronenberg: Still Crazy After All These Years?

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David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method (see review) is out this week and will provide some challenging holiday viewing for those of you lucky enough to live in a limited-release city.

The biopic deals with the intersection of thinking that occurred between Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung and Sabina Spielrein in the early years of the twentieth century. Their shared ideas created the thought and practice of psychoanalysis and shaped the way we think and talk about ourselves to this day, and much has been written about their intellectual (and in Jung and Spielrein’s case, physically consummated) ménage a trois.

Knightly as the troubled Sabina Spielrein in 'A Dangerous Method'

Although its central theme is sex, both the theory and the practice, the movie is, to all intents and purposes, a mannered costume drama, scripted by Christopher Hampton (Dangerous Liaisons, Carrington, Atonement, Chéri) and starring actorly heavyweights Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen.
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25 Best Horror Films / Thrillers of 2011 (so far)

Filmmakers have continued to push boundaries and find new innovative ways to elicit the emotions of fear, disgust and horror from viewers. Since Alfred Hitchcock directors strived to provoke viewer’s nightmares, hidden fears, revulsions and terror of the unknown. Although a good deal of it is about the supernatural, others have focused more on a plot about morbidity, serial killers, a disease/virus outbreak, surrealism and more. This year we see vampires, outbreaks, poltergeists, aliens, zombies, and psychological horror/character studies featured on our list.

What is considered to be a horror film has varied from decade to decade. These days, the term “horror” is applied to films which display more explicit gore, jump scenes/scares or supernatural content whereas early horror movies were largely based on classic literature of the gothic/horror genre, such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Phantom of the Opera, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
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Fantastic Fest 2011 Preview: 19 Capsule Reviews – almost all recommendations

Fantastic Fest is one of the best film festivals in the states and the largest in the Us. Held in Austin Texas at the Alamo Drafthouse, the event screens nothing but the best in genre films. Sound On Sight contributors Emmett Duff and I will be in attendance to bring the best coverage we can possibly whip up. With the Toronto International Film Festival just ending, we are back in full swing and our coverage starts now. Here is a preview of some of the high profile films on display this year.

Here is a list of films our staff as already seen. He titles highlighted in red are must sees. We highly recommend not missing them.

1- A Lonely Place to Die – **** stars

Written by Will Gilbey and Julian Gilbey

Directed by Julian Gilbey

UK, 2011

A rare thriller that actually contains thrills, UK export A Lonely Place to Die
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Carrington: what a carry-on | Reel history

There's an awful lot of clothes shed and souls bared in Christopher Hampton's biopic of the Bloomsbury artist, but precious little is actually revealed

Director: Christopher Hampton

Entertainment grade: C

History grade: A–

Dora Carrington was an early 20th century artist. She was connected to the Bloomsbury Set through her relationship with the writer Lytton Strachey.

Romance

Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce) arrives at Charleston in Sussex for a house party. "Who on earth is that ravishing boy?" he murmurs, looking out of the window. It's not a boy at all, but Dora Carrington (Emma Thompson), wearing trousers and a Prince Valiant haircut. So begins the unlikely romance between one of the most openly gay men in Britain at the time, and a bisexual woman. Not that you'd know she was bisexual from this movie – Carrington's affairs with women have been left out. "I wish I'd been a boy,
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Posterized: Dame Emma Thompson

Okay, so she's not a Dame yet. Shut up. It's only a matter of time!

Nanny McPhee costar Maggie Gyllenhaal at Emma's star ceremony

for Hollywood's Walk of Fame earlier this month.

Nanny McPhee Returns is on 2000+ of the nation's screens but I probably won't be seeing it. Remember two days back when we discussed what we were always looking for in a movie? One of my answers should have been beauty. I am not a beauty fascist in real life but I suppose I am at the movie theaters. Hollywood's great actresses should be immortalized with key lights, flawless makeup and evening gowns. Movie stars are supposed to be fantasies... our idealized selves. That's why Old Hollywood still has so much appeal. The studio system understood this. I like beauty on my silver screens so I really don't want to see Emma Thompson -- who can be just ravishing (see Much Ado About Nothing.
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Oscar's Twin Costuming Champs and 2010 Predictions

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The April Fool Oscar predictions are coming right along. I call them April Fool not because I'm joking but because who the hell knows. It's a foolish practice. Yet foolish can be fun. If you're curious about how well I do before any of the films are seen you can see the past year scores below the predictions. I do pretty well just by imagining what might come to pass. Everyone is good at predicting right before the Oscars (we've seen months of winnowing down and precursors to study) but it's a much tougher game before you even fully know the players.

Robert Redford with actors on the set of The Conspirator.

Costumes by Louise Frogley, still waiting for Oscar nomination #1

In Costume Design, I'm curious whether Colleen Atwood (Alice in Wonderland, Rum Diary) and Sandy Powell (The Tempest, Shutter Island), Oscar's favorite working designers,
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Interview: Christopher Hampton (Atonement)

[/link] for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Christopher Hampton has also directed and adapted three films to date including Carrington, based on Michael Holroyd’s book, for which Mr. Hampton was awarded Special Jury Prize at the 1995 Cannes International Film Festival, The Secret Agent, based on the Joseph Conrad novel and more recently Imagining Argentina, based on Lawrence Thornton’s novel. I might with Hampton during media day for Atonement in Beverly Hills, CA. Christopher HamptonYama Rahimi: "Dangerous Liaisons" is one my favorite films of all time...Christopher Hampton: Good. Yr: Now you are back with another brilliant adaptation with "Atonement" but you have been directing as well. Since you are such a brilliant writer, what was the reason to direct? How's one medium different than the other? Ch: Well I started directing my first film "Carrington" because
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