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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 13:  Sir Ben Kingsley arrives for the European premiere of “The Jungle Book” at BFI IMAX on April 13, 2016 in London, England.

Sir Ben Kingsley to Play Salvador Dalí in ‘Dali Land’

Sir Ben Kingsley is set to play another 20th century icon in a big-time biopic, 35 years after winning an Oscar for his portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi. This time he’s playing surrealist artist Salvador Dalí, who’s popped up in recent films like Little Ashes and Midnight in Paris, but will get the full biopic treatment in […]

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WATCH: Daniel Day-Lewis Has a Food Fight on the Set of ‘Phantom Thread’

It’s not often we get to see Daniel Day-Lewis let loose on set. Surely he’s too serious an actor for that! Well, yes and no. A new clip released yesterday (March 29) from Phantom Thread shows the Oscar-winning star in a very different light. The scene in question didn’t feature in the final film, which opened in theaters […]

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Watch: British Celebs Offer “A Little Help” to Friends with Dementia in New Ad Campaign

Famous British names such as Chris Martin, Lily Allen, Simon Pegg, Ray Winstone, Jim Sturgess and Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden warble their way through the Beatles’ “I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends” in a new public service ad. They’re singing on behalf of Dementia Friends, a campaign launched by the U.K.’s Alzheimer Society and Public Health […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Mike Leigh and Terence Davies Films You Can View Online

Both critically acclaimed, British filmmakers Mike Leigh and Terence Davies, illustrate the human spirit in their narrative films, taking different cinematic approaches. Here are three films from each, which you can watch online: Mike Leigh 1. Happy-Go-Lucky In this breakthrough role, Sally Hawkins portrays Poppy, an eternally happy school teacher. She’s 30-years-old, single, loves her job, loves […]

Mike Leigh: “‘Another Year’ Should Have Won A Bafta”

The director Mike Leigh has been discussing the motivation for working the way he does, making films about predominantly working-class characters with dark emotional secrets in their lives, and has come to the conclusion that it’s to do with the time in which he grew up, and the fragile veneer upon which society was then […]

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Ready, Set, Go for the BAFTAs: A Preview

As the seemingly endless, Louboutin-shod march to the Academy Awards on February 27 continues, all eyes will focus on London this Sunday (February 13) evening when the British Academy of Film and Television Arts hands out its coveted BAFTA awards. Think of it as Oscars East. Every year, the BAFTAs predict which way the Oscars […]

Lesley Manville’s Predicted Oscar Nod: What Happened?

She’d won the National Board of Review award for Best Actress and raves galore from critics. So when the Oscar nominations were announced yesterday (January 25), why did Lesley Manville come up empty for her raw, riveting, critically beloved performance in Mike Leigh‘s Another Year? Here are some possible explanations: 2010 most competitive year for […]

British Hopefuls For This Year’s Oscar Nominations

Movie fans will want to wake up early tomorrow. At 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25 (5:30 a.m. for West Coasters), this year’s Academy Award nominations will be announced on a live broadcast. Count on The King’s Speech being named in most of the marquee categories, plus pulling in nominations for costumes and the like. […]

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