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Songs for Amy review – no love lost for the one that got away

Hearts are broken, but it’s hard to feel the love for this unconvincing romantic dramedy

There are some nice moments in this romantic comedy-drama from first-time screenwriter Laura Graham, but the romance and characterisation are so shallow and unconvincing.

Sean Maguire plays Galway musician Sean, lead singer in a struggling but talented band. He is nursing a broken heart, unable to forget his lost love: beautiful music journalist Amy (Lorna Anderson), whose heart he broke by getting drunk on his stag night, winding up at a dodgy party miles away in Limerick and not showing up for their wedding. To the bemusement of his bandmates, Sean pays for studio time to record an agonised concept album about his feelings, titled Songs for Amy. Midway through the movie, the plot takes an unconvincing sideways lurch regarding a death in the family and a legacy, and Sean finds himself the proprietor
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Ken Loach changes mind about filmmaking retirement

Ken Loach changes mind about filmmaking retirement
Ken Loach has revealed that reports of his retirement are not entirely accurate.

Last year, the 77-year-old filmmaker was reported to be moving into making just documentaries following the release of his latest film Jimmy's Hall.

"This is probably the last narrative feature for Ken," said producer Rebecca O'Brien at the time. "There are a few documentary ideas kicking around, and that will probably be the way to go, but this is a serious period drama with a lot of moving parts so it's a big thing to put together. I think we should go out while we're on top."

However, Loach has now revealed that he has changed his mind in regards to his retirement from drama.

"I kind of thought I wouldn't get through another one just as we were beginning Jimmy's Hall because it's a moment of maximum pressure when you haven't shot a thing but you're knackered from all the prep,
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First Trailer & Poster For Ken Loach & Paul Laverty’s ‘Jimmy’s Hall’

If you’re any kind of film lover, then you’ll have a favourite of Ken Loach’s work, my recent favourite is still The Wind That Shakes The Barley, an unforgettable drama that takes a different look into more recent Irish history, and today we’ve got a first look at the spirited-looking Jimmy’S Hall.

The film is based on a true story and Loach is once again working with writer Paul Laverty, who has collaborated a number of times with the director, with films that include Looking For Eric, The Angels’ Share, Sweet Sixteen plus a whole host more.

Jimmy’S Hall stars Barry Ward (Songs For Amy), Simone Kirby, Jim Norton (American History X), Francis Magee, Aisling Franciosi (The Fall), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Brian F. O’Byrne (Million Dollar Baby) and focuses around the life of Jimmy Gralton (Ward) who in 1921 built a dance hall. However,
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Ken Loach's last film Jimmy's Hall - watch trailer

Ken Loach's last film Jimmy's Hall - watch trailer
The first trailer has been released for Ken Loach's upcoming film Jimmy's Hall.

Based on a true story, the film is directed by Loach and written by Paul Laverty (Looking for Eric).

Last year, Loach announced that the project will most likely be his final film.

Jimmy's Hall stars Barry Ward (Songs for Amy), Simone Kirby (Season of the Witch), Jim Norton (American History X), Francis Magee (Layer Cake), Aisling Franciosi (The Fall), Andrew Scott (Sherlock) and Brian F O'Byrne (Million Dollar Baby).

Set in 1932, the film is centred around Jimmy Gralton, who returns to Ireland from New York after a decade away, having previously built a dance hall in the rural town.

Loach won the Cannes Palme d'Or in 2006 for The Wind that Shakes the Barley and won a career Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1994.
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Joss Whedon, Eli Roth, Saoirse Ronan & More attending the Glasgow Film Festival

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Sundance is well and truly over out in Park City, with some very promising films making their debut out in Utah. And with the year’s first big festival complete, we turn our eyes next to the Berlinale, and then shortly after, the Glasgow Film Festival.

The line-up for this year’s Glasgow Film Festival was announced earlier in the month, with an absolutely stellar set of films landing their UK premiere up in Scotland next month.

Régis Roinsard’s Populaire has been selected for the Opening Night Film, with Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing chosen for the Closing Night Film. And in between is a slew of films, including some of the most highly-anticipated of the year: Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines; Neil Jordan’s Byzantium; Michael Winterbottom’s The Look of Love; and Nicolás López’s Aftershock, with Eli Roth.

The festival has
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Sliff 2012 Day 3 – The Hole with Joe Dante, A Fierce Green Fire and More

Day three of the 21st Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival promises more great films and an appearance at the Hi-Pointe by director Joe Dante. And there are still 8 days to go!

Sliff’s main venues are the the Hi-Pointe Theatre, Tivoli Theatre, Plaza Frontenac Cinema, Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium, Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium and the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, Il

The entire schedule for the 21st Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival be found Here.

http://cinemastlouis.org/sliff-2012

Here is what will be screening at The 21st Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival today, Saturday, November 10th

Director Jennifer Lynch

A Fall From Grace Program is at 11:00 am at the Tivoli Theatre – A Free Event Sliff guest Jennifer Lynch (Chained.) has plans to shoot her next film, A Fall from Grace, in St. Louis. Post-Dispatch film critic Joe Williams leads a
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Sliff 2012 Day Two – Chained, A Late Quartet, and Much More

Last night was the kick-off with just one film, Silver Linings Playbook, but today the real meat of the fest is served with films screening all day and all evening. Sliff’s main venues are the the Hi-Pointe Theatre, Tivoli Theatre, Plaza Frontenac Cinema, Webster University’s Winifred Moore Auditorium, Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium and the Wildey Theatre in Edwardsville, Il

The entire schedule for the 21st Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival be found Here.

http://cinemastlouis.org/sliff-2012

Here is what will be screening at The 21st Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival today, Friday, November 9th

Chained plays 7:00pm at the Tivoli Theatre with director Jennifer Lynch in attendance (read the Wamg interview with Ms Lynch Here

At the end of an afternoon excursion, Sarah Fiddler and her young son step into a taxi to head home. They never get there. The cab
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Songs For Amy- Sliff Review

At one time or another we’ve all pined for the one that got away. The person that could’ve been the one, but somehow you wrecked it. So now you send most of your nights hoping a second chance. The hero of this quirky Irish comedy has a plan. Sean assembles his band mates into a recording studio to make an album of songs, not to send to an agent or a record label. This is just for Amy, Sean’s greatest love. But things become even more complicated when he inherits a swanky castle/hotel that caters to wedding events. The big gig coming up is the wedding of preening pop star Jj Fitzgerald and…you know who. Combining elements of Once and The Commitments, Songs For Amy balances the outrageous antics of Sean’s struggling bar band (the bassist thinks he’s a male model, the keyboardist
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ICM Partners Signs ‘Copper’s Kevin Ryan

ICM Partners has signed Dublin-born Irish actor Kevin Ryan, who co-stars in the new BBC America series Copper. He’s new to these shores, and signed with ICM’s David Unger and Mosaic’s Paul Nelson and Tory Howard and attorney David Matlof. While Copper is about Irish cops, Ryan is really the only Irish actor in the cast. Ryan, who moved to La to take the job, previously starred in the Rte One TV drama Raw and played pop icon Jj Fitzgerald in Songs For Amy.
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ICM Partners Signs ‘Copper’s Kevin Ryan

ICM Partners has signed Dublin-born Irish actor Kevin Ryan, who co-stars in the new BBC America series Copper. He’s new to these shores, and signed with ICM’s David Unger and Mosaic’s Paul Nelson and Tory Howard and attorney David Matlof. While Copper is about Irish cops, Ryan is really the only Irish actor in the cast. Ryan, who moved to La to take the job, previously starred in the Rte One TV drama Raw and played pop icon Jj Fitzgerald in Songs For Amy.
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