British Film

Olivia Colman: Dark Horse Oscar Contender

Actress Olivia Colman is emerging as a possible dark horse Oscar contender for her striking portrayal of a woman horrifically abused by her husband in the British drama Tyrannosaur out now.

Could BBC America Writers Win This Year’s Screenplay Oscars?

Last winter, London-born writer David Seidler won an Oscar for The King’s Speech, his moving drama about King George VI’s struggle to overcome a speech impediment. At age 73, the veteran TV scribe became the oldest person to win a …

Can Sports Movies Like ‘Moneyball’ Play on Both Sides of the Pond?

Baseball is to Britain as chalk is to cheese. The same is true for much of the rest of the world beyond the U.S.

Early Dish on UK Oscar Contenders: What’s the Next ‘King’s Speech’?

The Oscars are still months away – February 26, 2012 is awards night – and nominations don’t even come out until January 24, but the race for golden guys has already begun.

‘Harry Potter’ Aside, British Winners and Losers at Summer’s Box Office

This summer was magical one. That’s because Harry Potter and his fellow wizard pals reigned supreme at the box office.

BAFTA Longlist: ‘Black Swan,’ ‘The King’s Speech’ Lead Field

This year’s British Academy Film Award longlist was announced earlier today. The British equivalent of the Oscars, the BAFTAs are set to be handed out on February 13.

Leah Rozen Film Review: Mike Leigh’s ‘Another Year’

Like a miner with an instinct for finding the richest vein, British director-writer Mike Leigh digs through the quotidian details and routines of ordinary existence to turn up treasure.

Leah Rozen Review: ‘The King’s Speech’

Anglophenia is excited to welcome renowned movie critic Leah Rozen to cover our weekly film beat. Rozen was the movie critic at People magazine for 13 years, until she decided that seeing six to eight movies weekly was cruel and unusual …

In Theaters: ‘Wild Target,’ ‘Monsters,’ and ‘Welcome To the Rileys’

Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett, Martin Freeman, and Dame Eileen Atkins, all in the same movie? This immaculate ensemble powers this week’s big British film release, the comedy Wild Target.

Why Don’t British Stars Get Sweet Hollywood Studio Deals?‘s Tim Adler has done a fabulous industry piece about why so few big-name UK actors have their own production companies or have “first-look” vanity deals with studios.