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Christopher Nolan Curates BFI Series on the Influences of ‘Dunkirk’

“I spent a lot of time reviewing the silent films for crowd scenes –the way extras move, evolve, how the space is staged and how the cameras capture it, the views used,” Nolan said earlier this year when it came to the creation of his WWII epic Dunkirk, referencing films such as Intolerance, Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, and Greed, as well as the films of Robert Bresson.

Throughout the entire month of July, if you’re in the U.K., you are lucky enough to witness a selection of these influences in a program at BFI Southbank. Featuring all screenings in 35mm or 70mm — including a preview of Dunkirk over a week before it hits theaters — there’s classics such as Greed, Sunrise, and The Wages of Fear, as well as Alien, Speed, and even Tony Scott’s final film.

Check out Nolan’s introduction below, followed by
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Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk To Play At BFI Southbank On July 13

Running from 1-31 July, BFI Southbank are delighted to present a season of films which have inspired director Christopher Nolan’s new feature Dunkirk (2017), released in cinemas across the UK on Friday 21 July.

Christopher Nolan Presents has been personally curated by the award-winning director and will offer audiences unique insight into the films which influenced his hotly anticipated take on one of the key moments of WWII.

The season will include a special preview screening of Dunkirk on Thursday 13 July, which will be presented in 70mm and include an introduction from the director himself.

Christopher Nolan is a passionate advocate for the importance of seeing films projected on film, and as one of the few cinemas in the UK that still shows a vast amount of celluloid film, BFI Southbank will screen all the films in the season on 35mm or 70mm.

In 2015 Nolan appeared on stage alongside visual artist
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Another Official Us Trailer for Netflix's Release of Comedy 'Mindhorn'

"Surely things aren't that bad?" Netflix has debuted an official Us trailer for their upcoming release of the British cop spoof movie titled Mindhorn. This already opened in UK cinemas earlier this month, and first premiered at the London Film Festival last year, which must mean it's actually way better than expected. Mindhorn is about a washed-up actor named Richard Thorncroft, played by comedian Julian Barratt, who played "Mindhorn" on a 1980s detective show. He has a bionic eye that allows him to literally "see the truth", which is why he has the eye patch. Set in the current day, the film is about Mindhorn returning to the Isle of Man to take on the job of working as a real private detective. This also stars Andrea Riseborough, Essie Davis, Russell Tovey, Simon Farnaby, David Schofield, Nicholas Farrell, Simon Callow, and Steve Coogan. It looks quite entertaining, hopefully the entire
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Another Mother's Son review – moving drama on a forgotten occupation

Jenny Seagrove excels in this true-life tale of a mother who hides a fugitive Russian in the Channel Islands during the second world war

At first, there is a bit of a familiar taste to this true-life wartime tale. But it becomes something tougher. The film is, moreover, an interesting reminder of something that the British prefer to overlook assomething it doesn’t quite fit into the Churchillian narrative of never surrendering: the Nazi occupation of British territory – the Channel Islands. It wasn’t just the French who suffered the misery of occupation, and the sordid nightmare of people pursuing petty grudges with anonymous letters to the Nazi authorities. Jenny Seagrove gives a fierce and capable performance as Louisa Gould, a Jersey woman who hid a fugitive Russian slave-worker, nicknamed Bill (Julian Kostov). John Hannah, Nicholas Farrell and – unexpectedly – Ronan Keating take supporting roles as islanders. The film persuasively suggests
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Julian Barratt Stars in First UK Trailer for British Cop Spoof 'Mindhorn'

"You can't hide the truth from Mindhorn." Get ready for this. An official trailer has debuted for a British cop spoof movie titled Mindhorn, which actually premiered at the London Film Festival last year. Surprising for a spoof comedy, but that must mean this is way better than expected. Mindhorn is about a washed-up actor named Richard Thorncroft, played by comedian Julian Barratt, who played "Mindhorn" on a 1980s detective show. He has a bionic eye that allows him to literally "see the truth", which is why he has the eye patch. Set in the current day, the film is about Mindhorn returning to the Isle of Man to take on the job of working as a real private detective. This also stars Andrea Riseborough, Essie Davis, Russell Tovey, Simon Farnaby, David Schofield, Nicholas Farrell, Simon Callow, and Steve Coogan. Have fun. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Sean Foley's Mindhorn movie,
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The trailer for Another Mother’s Son will break your heart

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Author: Zehra Phelan

An emotionally affecting and inspiring trailer for the biographical film Another Mother’s Son has been released. The film stars Judge John Deed actress, Jenny Seagrove as Louisa Gould – one of the first recipients of Her Majesty’s British Hero of the Holocaust Awards in March 2010.

Louisa Gould was a shopkeeper in Jersey during the Second World War, in charge of handing out rations to those in the only British territory to fall under the control of the Third Reich. After learning of her son’s death in battle she takes under her wing a young Russian Pow who escaped a German Prison camp despite her family’s concerns. Singer/songwriter, and ex-Boyzone member, Ronan Keating plays her brother Harold Gould. He is no stranger to acting following his role as Guy in the West End show, Once, which earned him rave reviews.

Directed by Emmy-nominated Christopher Menaul (Summer in February,
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Finding Altamira movie review: family at the intersection of science and art

MaryAnn’s quick take…

Couched in a tale of scientific discovery is a lovely portrait of a father-daughter relationship grounded in intellect and curiosity, a rare thing onscreen. I’m “biast” (pro): love anything about cave paintings

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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

Altamira is a cave in northern Spain in which, in the late 1870s, the first prehistoric paintings were discovered… or perhaps we should say rediscovered. They may have been stumbled upon first by a shepherd named Modesto Cubillas, but Finding Altamira focuses on gentleman scholar and scientist Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola (Antonio Banderas: The 33, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water) and his eight-year-old daughter Maria (Allegra Allen), after she follows a dog into the cave and becomes enchanted by the “moving” pictures of bison and other impressive creatures on the rock walls and ceiling.
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Second Opinion – Remainder (2015)

Remainder, 2015.

Directed by Omer Fast.

Starring Tom Sturridge, Cush Jumbo, Ed Speleers, Arsher Ali, Shaun Prendergast and Laurence Spellman.

Synopsis:

A London man who loses his memory when he’s struck by a falling object develops a way to reconstruct his past.

A directorial debut from Israeli video artist Omer Fast, and adapted from Tom McCarthy’s novel, Remainder is an infinite loop of unnerving, sinister and mind-bending cause-and-effect.

The story focuses on an unnamed male protagonist in his late twenties or early thirties, played fantastically by Tom Sturridge, as he wakes up from a coma with little to no memory of his life before an accident that left him physically and mentally crippled. Fast works visual clues to their maximum potential to fully immerse in this story, as Sturridge’s character recreates scenes based on the small fragments of memory he still has.

Beginning fairly harmlessly, Remainder gives off
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Thirteen: Watch a BBC America Sneak Peek of the June 23rd Series Premiere

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Buckle up and watch a sneak peek of the Thirteen TV show. The limited drama series from Marnie Dickens, starring Doctor Foster's Jodie Comer, premieres Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt on BBC America. Ivy Moxam (Comer) has been missing for 13 years when she escapes from a basement-prison. If you're not sure what to do with your Thursday evenings, now that Orphan Black is on summer hiatus, Thirteen may be just the ticket.

The Thirteen TV series cast also includes: Aneurin Barnard, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Joe Layton, Eleanor Wyld, Chipo Chung, Nicholas Farrell, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, and Ariyon Bakare. Call the Midwife‘s China Moo-Young and My Mad Fat Diary‘s Vanessa Caswill direct. Luther‘s Elizabeth Kilgarriff executive produces.Read More…
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Romania mulls joining film tax incentive club

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Romania mulls joining film tax incentive club
The Romanian government is considering tax incentives to attract more foreign producers to shoot in the country.

Speaking at a workshop today as part of the Transilvania International Film Festival’s (Tiff) industry programme, festival president Tudor Giurgiu said that tax incentives were included in draft proposals for amending the Cinema Law.

These proposals were recently submitted to the Ministry of Culture and other government ministries as part of the consultation process “to create a more healthy climate for the film industry in Romania”.

They also aim to revamp and strengthen national film fund Cnc so it can play a more strategic role in the nation’s audiovisual landscape; identify additional sources of funding such as production, distribution and exhibition; make the decision-making process more transparent; and encourage more support for minority co-productions.

Alex Traila, a Cnc board member and Culture Ministry counsellor, said one crucial change to the funding procedure is to move from the existing
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Thirteen: BBC America Teases Series Premiere (Vid & Pics)

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Look forward. No more talking. Check out these photos, episode descriptions, and watch two previews of the new Thirteen TV show, premiering on BBC America, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. BBC America describes Thirteen as an "emotional rollercoaster." The thriller-drama explores, "...how to pick up the threads of a life half-lived, while questioning who to trust when you can’t even trust yourself."

Created by Marnie Dickens, Thirteen stars Doctor Foster's Jodie Comer. The Thirteen TV series cast also includes: Aneurin Barnard, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Joe Layton, Eleanor Wyld, Chipo Chung, Nicholas Farrell, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, and Ariyon Bakare. Call the Midwife's China Moo-Young and My Mad Fat Diary's Vanessa Caswill direct. Luther's Elizabeth Kilgarriff executive produces.

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Thirteen: BBC America Thriller Series Debuts in June

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BBC America has announced its new Thirteen TV series premieres Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. The five-part series kicks off the week after Orphan Black's fourth season finale. Thirteen is written by creator Marnie Dickens and directed by China Moo-Young and Vanessa Casill, with Elizabeth Kilgarriff executive producing.

The cast of Thirteen includes: Jodie Comer, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Aneurin Barnard, Joe Layton, Eleanor Wyld, and Nicholas Farrell. Thirteen follows Ivy Moxam (Comer), on the day she escapes from the cellar where she has been held captive for 13 years.

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Collision: NBC Adapts ITV Series

NBC is developing an adaptation of Anthony Horowitz's Collision, which aired in November, 2009, on ITV and Utv, as a five-episode event series. In the Us, an edited version of the original series aired on PBS, in two parts. Horowitz will serve as show runner on the new, Us version, and reportedly will write the first two episodes.

The cast of the ITV series includes: Douglas Henshall, Kate Ashfield, Christopher Fulford, Jo Woodcock, Craig Kelly, Dean Lennox Kelly, Zoe Telford, Claire Rushbrook, Phil Davis, Jan Francis, Sylvia Syms, Paul McGann, Lucy Griffiths, Lenora Crichlow, David Bamber, and Nicholas Farrell. Continue on for more about NBC's new Collision adaptation. Read More…
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Alan Bennett’s Single Spies to tour the UK in 2016

A new production of Alan Bennett’s hit comedy will embark on a UK tour in February 2016. Following the success of The King’s Speech, Chichester Festival Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre collaborate once again on this award-winning comedy masterpiece, Single Spies.

Olivier Award-nominated Rachel Kavanaugh will direct Nicholas Farrell (as Guy Burgess), Belinda Lang (Coral Browne and Her Majesty the Queen) and David Robb (Anthony Blunt) in an extensive UK tour opening in February 2016. Further casting to follow.

Bennett’s award-winning espionage double bill is a pointedly satirical snapshot of two members of the infamous ‘Cambridge Five’, Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt, both recruited as spies by the Soviet Union during World War II.

In 1950s Moscow, Coral Browne receives an invitation to lunch with shunned Soviet spy, Guy Burgess, with the sole instruction to ‘bring a tape measure’. An Englishman Abroad is a wry and touching play which
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My Mad Fat Diary's Jodie Comer will star in BBC Three's new original drama

My Mad Fat Diary actress Jodie Comer has signed up to star in a brand new BBC Three series.

Thirteen sees Comer playing 26-year-old Ivy Moxam, who escapes from the cellar that's been her prison for the last 13 years and returns home to her family.

The psychological drama is written by Marnie Dickens and directed by Vanessa Caswill and China Moo-Young.

"I am beyond excited to be working with the BBC as part of the cast of Thirteen," Comer said. "Marnie Dickens's writing is truly remarkable, and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to bring Ivy to life.

"Imagine the most unimaginable happening. Life turning completely on its head, with the actions of one person affecting so many lives.

"We as humans, even though we doubt ourselves, have this amazing strength within us to cope in the most terrifying situations, and Marnie explores that so beautifully.

"With Vanessa Caswill
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Kit Harington Talks Testament Of Youth and Game Of Thrones

Now playing in L.A. and NYC is director James Kent’s Testament of Youth. The film is based on Vera Brittain’s World War I memoir of the same name and stars Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain and Game of Thrones star Kit Harington as her fiancé, Roland Leighton. As the film progresses, you see how the onset of war shatters the characters’ youthful dreams and demolishes an entire generation. It’s a powerful look at the First World War and I recommend checking it out when you can. Testament of Youth also stars Taron Egerton, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Colin Morgan, Joanna Scanlan, Alexandra Roach, Jonathan Bailey, Anna Chancellor, Nicholas Le Prevost, Nicholas Farrell, Dominic West and Miranda Richardson. For more on the film, watch the trailer. The other day, I landed an exclusive video interview with Kit Harington. He talked about making Testament of Youth, how the project evolved,
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Watch Testament Of Youth’s Kit Harington Play “Save or Kill”

Opening in L.A. and NYC this weekend is director James Kent’s Testament of Youth. The film is based on Vera Brittain’s First World War memoir of the same name and stars Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain and Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington as her fiancé, Roland Leighton. As the film progresses you see the characters' youthful dreams shattered by the onset of war and the demolition of a generation due to Wwi. It’s a powerful look at the First World War and I recommend checking it out when you can. Testament of Youth also stars Taron Egerton, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Colin Morgan, Joanna Scanlan, Alexandra Roach, Jonathan Bailey, Anna Chancellor, Nicholas Le Prevost, Nicholas Farrell, Dominic West and Miranda Richardson. For more on the film, watch the trailer. Last week I landed an exclusive video interview with Kit Harington. While I’ll be posting
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Doctor Who's take on UK prime ministers

Winston Churchill, Harriet Jones, Harold Saxon... As we all head to the voting booths, how have UK prime ministers fared in Doctor Who?

Incarnations of the Doctor are a bit like British prime ministers. They usually last four to five years in real time and, despite having different faces, a cynic could say that they're all pretty much the same beneath the surface. But that's the stuff of Media Studies dissertations, in fact, Doctor Who has a far dimmer view of the UK executive in the show itself.

Over the course of fifty-odd years, the office of prime minister has been both the target and agent of satire and parody in a show that deals with an onslaught of alien activity on British soil in the past, present and future.

As we're all going to the polls today to pick who we want in Downing Street, here's our look back
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Testament Of Youth Trailer Starring Game Of Thrones’ Kit Harrington

Now that the film has already seen a release in the UK, it's time for Us audiences to get familiar with director James Kent’s new film Testament of Youth. The film is based on Vera Brittain’s First World War memoir of the same name and stars Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain. Vikander is joined by Game of ThronesKit Harington who plays her fiancé, Roland Leighton. I'm not familiar with the source material but this seems like a handsomely photographed period piece that's, as far as I can tell, competently executed on just about every level besides that as well. Check out the Us version of Testament of Youth Trailer below. The film also stars Taron Egerton, Emily Watson, Hayley Atwell, Colin Morgan, Joanna Scanlan, Alexandra Roach, Jonathan Bailey, Anna Chancellor, Nicholas Le Prevost, Nicholas Farrell, Dominic West and Miranda Richardson. Trailer courtesy of Yahoo: Here’s the
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Is Gwyenth Paltrow Rocking Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Relationship?

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard dispelled rumors that their relationship was on the rocks by hitting the red carpet together at Depp’s “Mortdecai premiere at the Empire Leicester Square in London. But co-star Gwyneth Paltrow was noticeably absent. Depp who has a habit of falling for his leading ladies, exuded an unmistakable on-screen chemistry with Paltrow. The movie also stars Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, Nicholas Farrell, Aubrey Plaza and Jonny Pasvolsky. ...Read More
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