Articles Tagged 'British Film'


Danny Boyle: Brits ‘Brilliant With Music’ But ‘Rubbish at Film’

Film director Danny Boyle has some definite ideas about where Britain stands in the modern cultural universe. “I really think we are brilliant with music, for such a tiny place,” he said last week at New York City’s 92YTribeca. But that brilliance, he added, only goes so far. “Actually, we’re rubbish at films, really we’re […]

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British TV Cop Show Reboot ‘The Sweeney’ to Open March 1

The poster for the new movie reboot of one of the most popular of British TV shows of the 1970s has just been released in the U.S. The Sweeney, a contemporary film version of the police drama that ran on England’s ITV from 1975 to ‘78, will open in theaters on this side of the […]


The Brit List: The Best and Worst of 2012’s British Movies

It’s awards season in Hollywood and we here at Anglophenia are doing our bit. We are handing out awards of our own – let’s call them the Anglies – to recognize both the high and low points for British movies in 2012. British talent dominated in several of the year’s biggest moneymakers, including The Dark […]

A Tale of Two Terences Behind ‘The Deep Blue Sea’

Filmmaker Terence Davies doesn’t work often but when he does it’s always worth paying attention. The British director’s latest film, The Deep Blue Sea, a passionate romantic drama starring Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale, opens this weekend (Friday, March 23). The Deep Blue Sea is Davies’ deft adaptation of a  popular 1952 […]


Brits Don’t Have This Year’s Oscar Nominations Wrapped Up

For the past few years, British stars and films were hot and heavy contenders for Oscars. This year, not so much. It is looking as if there won’t be much cause for cheering among Anglophiles come tomorrow (January 24), when Academy Award nominations are announced live in Los Angeles at 5:30 am. (8:30 am for […]

The Incredible Shrinking Jude Law

Remember when Jude Law was hot? And not just hunky looking but rather hot as in his status as a leading man was soaring. Seems like a long time ago, doesn’t it? Law lately pops up more often in supporting roles than in leading parts. Sizable secondary roles, yes, but he’s not getting top billing. […]

Will Brits Walk Away With Oscars Again This Year?

Just lie back and think of England. That’s one way to get through this endless movie awards season while focusing on whether various British actors and films will nab Oscar gold. While there’s no slam-dunk UK contender this year the way that Colin Firth and The King’s Speech were a year ago, there’s reason for […]

Ralph Fiennes Follows Tradition of Updating Shakespeare in ‘Coriolanus’

To update or not to update, that is the question when attempting to modernize Shakespeare. Whether ‘tis nobler merely to put characters into modern dress, thereby making them feel contemporary, or actually to have them spouting the jargon and slang of today to drive home the point that this isn’t your father’s Shakespeare. Director Ralph Fiennes, with […]

Michael Fassbender’s Highly Productive 2011: A Look Back

Thanksgiving may have come and gone, but here’s to being thankful this year for Michael Fassbender. The German-Irish actor, who trained and lives in London, gets totally naked, and not just emotionally, this Friday (Dec. 2) in Shame. It’s a role for which the fast-rising star is being mentioned as a possible Oscar contender for […]

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