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The Child In Time review

Louisa Mellor Sep 24, 2017

The BBC adaptation of Ian McEwan’s The Child In Time is a sensitively told story about resilience. Spoilers ahead…

This review contains spoilers.

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“Keep breathing”. The final words from Benedict Cumberbatch’s character in A Child In Time are a summary of its message. Through trauma and though loss, the film urges, keep going. Keep breathing.

When their three year old daughter Kate goes missing from a busy supermarket, central characters Stephen and Julie (Cumberbatch and Kelly Macdonald) suffer the kind of loss from which recovery seems impossible. Kate is never found and her fate is never told. She spends the film both alive and dead, a presence and an absence.

The Child In Time though, isn’t Kate’s story; it’s Stephen’s. And it’s resolutely a story about emotional resilience, not child abduction. In
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Tribeca ‘16: Tribeca releases World Documentary slate

The 12 films selected in this year’s World Documentary competition showcase some of the most important international issues including reconciling homosexuality and religion (Memoirs of a Penitent Heart), financial crime (Betting on Zero), militarisation of the Police (Do Not Resist), and America’s broken criminal judicial system (The Return, Untouchable).

From edible insect hunters and conflicting religious beliefs to seeking out the cause of happiness, these truth-telling stories will have you enraptured by their human perspectives.

“We’re excited to share with audiences how the world of independent documentary filmmaking is thriving”.

Here are the films selected in the World Documentary Competition:

St.Vincent in Contemporary Color. Photo by: Jarred Alterman and Wyatt Garfield

Contemporary Colour

Bill Ross and Turner Ross (USA) – World Premiere

In the summer of 2015, legendary musician David Byrne staged an unprecedented event at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to celebrate the art of color guard—synchronized dance involving flags,
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25 great directors working outside mainstream cinema

Meet some of the best directors working today, who haven't gone down the blockbuster movie route...

Ever find it a bit lame when the same big name directors get kicked around for every high profile project? Christopher Nolan, Jj Abrams, maybe the Russo Brothers? With so much focus on blockbuster films these days, getting a major franchise job seems like the main acknowledgement of success for a filmmaker. And yes, both the financial and creative rewards can be great. But there are plenty of other directors out there, doing their own thing, from art house auteurs to Dtv action specialists.

Here are 25 examples.

Lee Hardcastle

Even if you don’t know his name, you’ve probably seen Lee Hardcastle’s ultraviolent claymations shared on social media. He first started getting noticed for his two-minute remake of The Thing, starring the famous stop motion penguin Pingu. Far from just a cheap one-joke mash-up,
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Ethan Hawke Talks Predestination With Wamg

Ethan Hawke’s latest film Predestination has quite a bit of buzz surrounding it, including several wins at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. In celebration of the film opening in theaters and On Demand this Friday, Wamg sat down with Hawke in a small roundtable discussion to talk about his latest film, Boyhood, and time-travel. Check it out below.

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.

What were your first thoughts when you read this script?

Ethan Hawke : I need to read it again. I’ve never had that feeling. First of all I wasn’t even
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Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2015 Preview Includes New Images From The Man From U.N.C.L.E. And Pan

For the second consecutive year, Warner Bros. Pictures International has exceeded the coveted $3 billion mark at the international box office. This benchmark comes on the heels of the release of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, which surpassed $400 million at the international box office this weekend and is still going strong.

Nine Warner Bros. Pictures films have exceeded $100 million internationally, topped by Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (with Paramount Pictures), which has taken in an astounding $467 million outside of the U.S. to date, and Godzilla (with Legendary Pictures), which has earned $327 million overseas.

Four titles – Doug Liman’s Edge Of Tomorrow (with Village Roadshow Pictures), Phil Lord & Christopher Miller’s The Lego Movie (also with Village Roadshow Pictures), and Noam Murro and Zack Snyder’s 300: Rise Of An Empire (with Legendary), along with the 2014 spillover grosses from The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
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New UK sci-fi and fantasy shows to look out for in 2015

Androids, magic, parallel worlds, ghostly crime, and the apocalypse. Here’s a raft of new forthcoming UK sci-fi and fantasy TV…

The superhero genre may be taking up residence in cinemas for the foreseeable, and Game Of Thrones and The Walking Dead are leading Us TV's genre output, but what can fans of UK sci-fi and fantasy look forward to seeing on television over the next year?

There’s Doctor Who of course, which appears to be in rude health and going nowhere, a Christmas Special from Black Mirror, and a hint of new Red Dwarf on its way. (And of course, if there’s anything like justice in the world, the terrific In The Flesh will be recommissioned for a third series.)

If though, you’re thirsting for something new, 2015 is promising to deliver a handful of geek TV gems. We’ve scoured the new UK commission announcements for anything spooky,
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CW Goes Animated for Sweeps Week

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CW has big plans for the Thanksgiving holiday week later on this month. The network released their holiday line up regarding what shows they will air between November 24th-28th. The network is preparing some of their big holiday episodes, as well as special one off offerings to boost their viewership right at the end in time for sweeps calculations. Here is the list they recent of published for the special week.

Monday, November 24

The Originals

“The Brothers That Care Forgot” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. Et) (Content Rating Tbd) (HDTV)

Guest Star Claire Holt Returns As Rebekah Mikaelson — Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt), who has spent months away living a normal life with baby Hope, finds herself on the run when she realizes Esther (guest star Sonja Sohn) has uncovered her whereabouts. Convinced that Vincent (guest star Yusuf Gatewood) and Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) would be powerful allies
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BAFTA to host Ray Winstone event

BAFTA to host Ray Winstone event
British star of Sexy Beast and Noah to talk on stage about his screen career.

British tough-guy actor Ray Winstone is to discuss his craft and career at a BAFTA A Life In Pictures event on Oct 5. The event will take place at BAFTA’s headquarters in London’s Piccadilly.

Winstone’s association with BAFTA goes back to 1980 when he was nominated for Most Promising Newcomer for one of his earliest roles in drama That Summer!.

The actor first made an impact in 1977 playing a young offender in the controversial television drama Scum. He went on to star in British cult classics Quadrophenia, Nil By Mouth (for which he received his second BAFTA nomination), The War Zone and Sexy Beast.

The past decade has seen Winstone star in Hollywood blockbusters including The Departed, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, Beowolf and more recently Darren Aronofsky’s Noah.

His TV work has included BAFTA-winning Great Expectations, Emmy-winning Henry VIII
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Indie Spotlight

We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s massive feature includes a review for Nobody Can Cool, first details on The Night Crew, Heir, and a Doctor Who documentary called Who’s Changing: An Adventure In Time With Fans, a new clip from Muck, trailers for Blood Shed, NightBeasts, and Virginia Obscura, and much more:

[Editor's Note: We want to give a big thanks to our Indie Spotlight manager, Tamika Jones, for her constant work on this weekly feature and putting together our largest Indie Spotlight to date this weekend!]

Indie Spotlight Review: Nobody Can Cool

by Heather Wixson

Nobody Can Cool is the rather impressive directorial debut from up-and-coming filmmaking duo Dpyx, Marcy Boyle and Rachel Holzman, who crafted a blisteringly taut and thoughtful indie crime thriller with a palpable sense of tension from start to finish. A gritty and engaging tale of deceit, violence and desperation, Nobody Can Cool is anchored by a breakout performance by Nick Principe (best known from his work in the Laid to Rest series, Madison County and
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The Tunnel episode 8 review

Review James Stansfield 6 Dec 2013 - 07:29

Is the Truth Terrorist's identity close to being revealed? Here's James's review of the latest episode of The Tunnel...

This review contains spoilers.

There was a certain element of stalling for time during The Tunnel this week. After the Truth Terrorist seemingly wrapped up his final loose end with the execution of Danny Hillier at the conclusion to last week’s instalment, we’d have expected The Tunnel to be all business from now on, rather than trying to wrong foot us with red herrings that wouldn’t fool anyone.

It’s highly unlikely that anyone watching The Tunnel was ever as convinced as Elise Wassermann was that former Policeman Fabian Vincent could be Tt. Vincent, who’d been investigating Zp Holdings, the company the Police connected to Policeman Laurent Delgado, whom Tt had used and then gunned down a couple of episodes back,
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 1997

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 7 Nov 2013 - 07:02

Our journey through the half-remembered, underappreciated films of the 1990s continues. Here, we look to 1997...

Dominated by the box office behemoth that was James Cameron's Titanic, 1997 was a year of high drama and outlandish special effects. The Lost World: Jurassic Park brought with it a new batch of genetically revived dinosaurs, George Lucas dug his original Star Wars trilogy out of the cupboard and added new (controversial) computer-generated sequences, while Nicolas Cage and John Travolta did impressions of one another and fired guns in John Woo's delirious action movie, Face/Off.

It was a varied year for movies, for sure, particularly by 21st century standards; it's difficult to imagine a British feel-good comedy about amateur male strippers (The Full Monty) getting into the year's 10 highest grossing films these days. But among all those winners, there had to be some
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TV highlights 03/09/2013

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Cycling: Vuelta A España | The Great British Bake Off | Ade In Adland | Trauma: Level One | Top Boy | Family Tree | Perception | Bad Education

Cycling: Vuelta A España

1.50pm, ITV4

Stage 10 of this year's Vuelta A España, the 186.8km from Torredelcampo to Guejar Sierra. It's the first mountain stage of the Vuelta, finishing at the stage's highest point, the 1,650-metre Alto de Hazallanas in Granada. In the absence of Tour de France winner Chris Froome and defending champion Alberto Contador, the favourites include local heroes Joaquin Rodríguez and Alejandro Valverde, and reigning 2013 Giro d'Italia champion Vincenzo Nibali. Andrew Mueller

The Great British Bake Off

8pm, BBC2

Look away now if you fear custard. It's the trickiest layer of a trifle, as the bakers discover. Once they've tackled that dessert it's time to try their luck with Mary Berry's île flottante recipe — but who can make a meringue soft enough to float
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Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 2000s

Villains are an essential part of genre cinema. Though scores of filmmakers have attempted to create truly great villains throughout the history of film, only a few have succeeded in achieving this difficult goal.

This article will take a look at the great film villains of the 2000’s.

The criteria for this article is the same as my previous articles Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1970’s, Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1980’s and Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1990’s: the villains must be from live-action films only, and must pose some type of direct or indirect lethal threat. The villains can be either individuals or small groups that act as one unit. The villains must be human or human in appearance. Also, individuals who are the central protagonists/antiheroes of their respective films were excluded.


Ben Kingsley as Don Logan in Sexy Beast (Jonathan Glazer, 2000): Kingsley rightfully received an
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Screen Cuisine: Famous Chefs Pick The Best Movie Food Moments

San Francisco -- What happens when you ask a group of food world luminaries to come up with their picks for Best Food Scene in a movie?

You get some unexpected responses. Who knew "Pulp Fiction" was such a foodie flick? You pick up a few tips, like the "Goodfellas" guide to truly razor-thin garlic.

And there will be bacon.

Here are some of the nominations for Oscar-worthy examples of screen cuisine, along with a trio of cocktail recipes to help you toast this year's winners on Feb. 24 in those other categories, like Best Picture.

Fabio Viviani, "Top Chef" Season 5 "Fan Favorite" and host of Yahoo's Chow Ciao, took a practical approach for his choice, opting for the "Goodfellas" scene that shows Paulie slicing garlic with a razor. "What a way to get the perfect thin garlic! You can almost smell the garlic and tomatoes and meat cooking in the scene.
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Sundance 2013 announces Spotlight, Park City at Midnight & New Frontier Line-Ups

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Sundance Film Festival 2013 announced its initial line-up last night, with a very promising slew of films competing in the Us and World Dramatic and Documentary categories, as always.

Tonight, we have more news from Park City, Ut, with the announcement of the films that will be screening in the Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, and New Frontier categories.

Rising young star, Alice Englert (Ginger & Rosa, Beautiful Creatures), will be heading to the festival in the Park City at Midnight category with Jeremy Lovering’s horror, In Fear, which has a very tense and promising synopsis.

Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers will be getting its long-awaited Us premiere, having debuted at Cannes earlier this year, and been earning critics’ praise ever since. Steve Oram and Alice Lowe co-wrote the film and star in the leads, and with the ever-brilliant Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World), there’s
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2013 Sundance Film Fest: S-vhs Gang, Mickle and Reeder Pack Park City at Midnight Program

We accurately forecast the inclusions of Jim Mickle’s We Are What We Are and Calvin Lee Reeder’s The Rambler (see pic above) as two of items we’d find at Sundance this year, and with all the media items that were recently released, it became clear that the Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Edúardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Evans and Jason Eisener directed S-vhs (the second installment in the V/H/S series) was well into the completed stages and were likely going to camp out in the lieu where they showed the debut film. Of course, we didn’t have the slightest clue about what else would be part of the make-up of this year’s slate.

We have Alice Englert (who we promise one day not to mention is the daughter of Jane Campion) toplining the sections’ only non North American entry of the group
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Sundance 2013: First Images from Ass Backwards, Hell Baby, In Fear, and Kink

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is in the midst of unveiling its lineups, and today we’ve got the first images from some films that will be playing as part of the Park City at Midnight program. Briefly: Ass Backwards – Directed by Chris Nelson, written by June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson, starring Raphael, Wilson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Alicia Silverstone, Jon Cryer, and Brian Geraghty. Hell Baby – Written and directed by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, starring Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Keegan Michael Key, Riki Lindhome, Paul Scheer, and Rob Huebel. In Fear – Directed and story by Jeremy Lovering, starring Alice Englert, Iain De Caestecker, and Allen Leech. kink – Directed by Christina Voros. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 17 – 27. Ass Backwards / U.S.A. (Director: Chris Nelson, Screenwriters: June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson) — Loveable losers Kate and Chloe take
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Suranne Jones: 'My characters are really strong, miserable or tortured'

She exchanged Corrie's cobbles for the cop shop in Scott & Bailey but has no plans to 'be herself' on TV anytime soon

You wouldn't mess with Suranne Jones. Not on screen, anyway. Toughness is her trademark. Her DC Rachel Bailey, in Scott & Bailey, isn't fazed by the contents of a dead body's anal swab, a dodgy ex who tries to have her killed, or even her permanent hangover. She thumped Tracy Barlow when she was Karen McDonald, Corrie's hoop-earringed harridan, and as herbal tea-drinking lesbian caricature Anne Oldman in spoof A Touch Of Cloth, she took it to its piss-taking conclusion, delivering ridiculous one-liners with a deadpan face.

We meet the morning after a police ball, where she had been presenting officers with awards for an extraordinary undercover counter-terrorism operation. "They asked me which force I was from and I said, 'Er, that made-up one off the telly,
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Clems wins agency of the year at Madc Awards

Clemenger Bbdo Melbourne was named agency of the year at the Melbourne Advertising & Design Club Awards tonight.

The agency won top honours for the second year running. However, rival Gpy&R Melbourne – which won more lions at Cannes this year than any Australian agency – did not enter for the second consecutive year. Last year, Patts Ecd Ben Coulson cited cost reasons for not supporting the event, which is Melbourne’s top awards show.

The awards list in full:

The Adstream Award for Agency of the Year


Clemenger Bbdo Melbourne

The Madc Award for Best in Show


Guilt Trips V/Line Agency McCann

The Madc Award for Lifetime Achievement


Scott Whybin, Whybin Tbwa

The Blackley Award for Creative Leader of the Year


Jason Williams, Leo Burnett

The Madc Award for Client of the Year


Carlton United Brewers

The Exit Films Award for Best Junior


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TV listings and previews: plan your week's viewing - 24-28 September

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BBC drama The Paradise slips into the racks this week, plus Nigella's return and the emotive Being Liverpool documentary

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday



8.30pm, BBC2

Not a word, as such, but Nigellissima is smouldering telly cook Nigella Lawson's love letter to Italy – her "spiritual home", she reckons. It's filmed in a specially constructed replica of her own kitchen, rather than her actual one, a move which seems about as extravagant as some of the recipes she's peddling here. These include a calorific hazelnut chocolate cheesecake, and the "meat-zza". Yes, that's a meat-pizza, which jettisons bread in favour of purest mince. Fans will be pleased to note that lingering camera shots and effusive food descriptions prevail. Ben Arnold

Masters of Money

9pm, BBC2

Stephanie Flanders's timely three-part series on the legacies of influential economic thinkers continues. This week, it's the turn of the ascetic free-market fundamentalist Friedrich Hayek,
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