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The Volatility Smile: A Dialog About Isiah Medina’s "88:88"

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Craig Keller and Uncas Blythe continue our series of film dialogues. Isiah Medina's 88:88 is having its exclusive online premiere at Mubi, playing through April 17, 2016.Craig Keller: We're going to talk about Isiah Medina's 66-minute film from 2015, 88:88. It's a challenging movie: polyphonic, polypictorial, but not confrontational, in fact pretty chilled-out; if it were featured on Top Gear the hosts might praise its speed, dynamic facility, and stability of suspension. 88:88 presents Medina himself and a group of friends or characters from university in and around the neighborhoods of Winnipeg.Now I'll refrain from synopsizing any more. I had a hard time with the film, but like any complicated work revisitations in whole and in part yield stronger comprehension; accordingly, new insights rise to the surface. Going back through it again the other day I started by watching only the first ten minutes, which provide an overture,
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275 films entered for 2014 BAFTAs

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has released the list of entries for the Ee British Academy Film Awards 2014.

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A total of 275 films have been entered this year for consideration by more than 6,500 BAFTA members. Round One voting opens tomorrow (Dec 11).

The number is up from last year, when 262 were entered.

The full list of nominations will be announced on Jan 8 at 7.30am.

This year will see BAFTA recognise five films in the Documentary category, rather than the usual three. There will also be six nominations in the Outstanding British Film category, as previously announced.

The breakdown of the list is as follows:

45 films will be listed in the Documentary category,75 in the Outstanding British Film category,15 in Animated Film49 in Film Not in the English Language.

While 275 films have been entered overall, 252 features will be listed in the Best Film category and a further 23 have been entered for the
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Stuart Hall charged with rape and indecent assault

Stuart Hall has been charged with one offence of rape and 14 offences of indecent assault. The 83-year-old was charged by Lancashire Police earlier today (January 22), having originally been arrested and bailed in December. The former It's a Knockout presenter is alleged to have raped a 22-year-old woman in 1976. The indecent assault offences are said to have involved 10 girls aged between 9 and 16, and were reportedly committed between 1967 and 1986. Hall has been bailed to appear before magistrates in Preston on February 7, according to BBC News.
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'It's a Knockout' presenter Stuart Hall charged with indecent assaults

Stuart Hall has been charged with three counts of indecent assault. The former It's a Knockout presenter was arrested by Lancashire Police earlier today (December 5) over alleged incidents in the 1970s and '80s involving three girls aged between 9 and 16, reports BBC News. Hall has been bailed and will appear before Preston Magistrates in January. The BBC has confirmed that Hall will not be working for the corporation while police continue their enquiries. A police spokesperson had earlier said of the arrest: "An 82-year-old man from Wilmslow in Cheshire has this morning been arrested by Lancashire Police at his home address on suspicion of rape and indecent assault. "The man will be interviewed (more)
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'It's a Knockout' presenter Stuart Hall arrested on suspicion of rape

Stuart Hall has been arrested over an "historic" allegation of rape and indecent assault. The former It's a Knockout presenter was taken in by Lancashire Police earlier today (December 5) from his home in Winslow, Cheshire. The 82-year-old is currently being questioned by police detectives, reports the Daily Telegraph. A member of Hall's family said: "It's all allegations, there's no charges, no convictions." A police spokesperson said of the arrest: "An 82-year-old man from Wilmslow in Cheshire has this morning been arrested by Lancashire Police at his home address on suspicion of rape and indecent assault. "The man will be interviewed at a police (more)
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Sundance announces Competition and Next <=> titles

The Sundance Institute has announced the films selected for the Us and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition Next section of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, which will run from January 17-27 in Utah.

The UK has a particularly strong showing in the World Documentary Competition line-up, with films including John Akomfrah's The Stuart Hall Project (about the anti-nuclear campaigner, not the It's A Knockout presenter), Andy Heathcote and Heike Bachelier's film about the year in the life of a farmer, The Moo Man, and Who is Dayani Cristal? about the drama sparked by the discovery of an anonymous body in the Arizona desert, directed by Marc Silver.

Other UK co-productions include Kim Longinotto's Salma, about the plight of a young Indian girl once she hits puberty, internet exploration Google And The World Brain, directed by Ben Lewis, Mike Lerner, Maxim Pozdorovkin's Pussy Riot - A World Prayer,
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TV Greats: Our Favourites From The North – Grace Dent's TV Od

TV Greats is designed to show us how amazing it'll be now that the BBC is moving north. It's an hour's propaganda masquerading as a clips show

"Some of the very best of British TV has been made right here … up north!" Tess Daly tells us on TV Greats: Our Favourites From The North (Sat, 8.15pm, BBC2). Let's be blunt, this may be masquerading as a clips show but it's really an hour-long propaganda film about the clarity of vision behind the BBC's move to Salford. And you can't blame them for trying; they've spent a gazillion groats on it. And I love a bit of propaganda. I'm a very suggestible woman. I once spent a week watching TV in rain-sodden Cuba and was wholly hoodwinked that the Cuban military were the world's elite fighting force and that Fidel Castro was, if anything, growing younger.

This Tess Daly "Salford is
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Robinson in Ruins – review

In the mid-90s the architect Patrick Keiller established himself as one of Britain's best independent film-makers with two uniquely personal films, London and Robinson in Space. Their narrator, Paul Scofield, purported to have travelled around London and other parts of the UK with his friend Robinson, a gay, leftwing academic, commenting upon the seen world and what lies beneath. Orwell, Baudrillard, Bill Bryson, Stuart Hall, Ian Nairn and Iain Sinclair come to mind as comparably acute social observers. Keiller's welcome new film rediscovers Robinson, or rather a notebook and some cans of film that he had left in his suburban Oxford squat after having emerged from a spell in jail for unspecified anarchic activities in early 2008. They record his suave, erudite, epigrammatic peregrinations around Oxfordshire and Berkshire as the world economic collapse of that year took place around him.

He visits ghost towns, deserted Us bases, the place were Dr David Kelly committed suicide,
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Sky's 3D golf coverage leaves sales pitch out in the rain | Martin Kelner

Much of the day was spent watching the Welsh weather in three dimensions, an experience not entirely new to me

I am no technophobe. I have an electric kettle, and cordless pyjamas, and I was one of the first people round here to embrace the new pyramid-shaped tea bags when they came in. If anything, I am what is known as an early adopter, as the various minidisc players and digital radios doing sterling work around the house as paperweights and draught excluders will testify.

Even so, Sky is going to have to try a good deal harder to persuade me to buy one of the new 3D television sets. The Ryder Cup, continuing today thanks to the weather (rain in Wales in October, who would have thought it?), is Sky's biggest 3D broadcast to date and the broadcaster is clearly hoping the event will give 3D telly a big push,
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Stuart Hall: the natural raconteur's most enjoyable quotes

Stuart Hall is 80 on Christmas Day – and the sports commentator and television presenter probably best known for It's a Knockout is still going strong

BBC Radio 5 Live honoured sports reporter Stuart Hall last night with a tribute show to mark the veteran broadcaster's 80th birthday on Christmas Day.

A commentator on Match of the Day during the late 1960s, he still shares his thoughts on football in witty, idiosyncratic reports for 5 Live. A noted Manchester City fan, he was the original host of the BBC's A Question of Sport, but it is probably as the presenter of ludicrous gameshow It's a Knockout during the 1970s and 80s that he enjoyed his widest popularity – wheezing with infectious laughter through its slapstick competitions across Britain and in its European version, Jeux Sans Frontieres.

Much of the pleasure he brings resides in his voice itself – warm, ebullient and playful, with the rhythm of a natural raconteur.
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