Articles Tagged 'Talking Movies'

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. The Toronto Film Festival, which wraps up this weekend, along with recently completed film festivals in Venice, Italy and Telluride, Colorado, mark the […]

Talking Movies: Interview with Tilda Swinton

BBC Talking Movies host and Anglophenia contributor Tom Brook has just returned from the Sundance Film Festival, where he sat down with Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton. She has a new film coming out called I Am Love, in which she portrays a Russian woman who has married into an elegant upper-middle-class Italian family. Deep melodrama […]

Talking Movies: Interview with James McAvoy (The Last Station)

BBC Talking Movies host and Anglophenia contributor Tom Brook sat down with James McAvoy, who’s currently starring opposite Dame Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer in the newly released The Last Station. The film is set during the last year in the life of the Russian writer and philosopher Leo Tolstoy. McAvoy portrays Tolstoy’s secretary, and his character is caught […]

Talking Movies: Interview with Colin Firth (“A Single Man”)

BBC Talking Movies host and Anglophenia guest blogger Tom Brook recently chatted with Colin Firth, whose new film, A Single Man, has been drawing raves. The film is out on tomorrow (Dec. 11), and already Firth is widely seen as a contender in the forthcoming Oscar race. He won the best actor prize for his […]

Talking Movies: Interview with Ben Whishaw

BBC reporter and Anglophenia guest blogger Tom Brook recently sat down with young British star Ben Whishaw, who plays the poet Keats in the new Romantic drama, Bright Star, directed by Jane Campion. Whishaw is probably best-known for his role in the BAFTA-winning British miniseries Criminal Justice, but he also appeared in the recent Brideshead […]

Talking Movies Interview: Sir Michael Caine Makes a Protest Film

BBC reporter Tom Brook recently chatted with Sir Michael Caine about the two-time Oscar winner’s new film. Mr. Brook provides today’s guest blog: Sir Michael Caine isn’t normally associated with political activism but he wants his new film – Harry Brown – to be seen as a wake up call for action. Speaking at the […]

Talking Movies: Interview with Michael Caine and Bill Milner

He’s been away far too long, but Tom Brook has returned with a Talking Movies interview. And it’s a doozy: two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine sits down with Tom to discuss his new film, Is Anybody There? Caine is joined by the film’s young star, Bill Milner (from Son of Rambow). Click below to watch:

Talking Movies: Ricky Gervais “Is Better Than Ghost Town”

Like many of his fans, I share the view that Ricky Gervais can do no wrong – so I was quite intrigued when I learned he was taking on the leading role in a Hollywood romantic comedy called Ghost Town. It seemed so radically different from anything he’s done before – such a gamble. The […]

Talking Movies: Exclusive Chats with Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg

Steve Coogan is on a bit of a roll – he can be seen in cinemas right nowin Tropic Thunder, albeit in a small role opposite Ben Stiller, RobertDowney Jr., and Jack Black. Coogan is playing a somewhat manic moviedirector in this Hollywood spoof about the making of war film. But his leadingrole in Hamlet […]

Talking Movies: Revisiting Brideshead Revisited

I really liked it — it’s the new film adaptation of Evelyn Waugh‘s literary classic Brideshead Revisited, which is in theaters now. Most people remember the work as a hugely popular 1981 tv mini-series; this film won’t eclipse that magnum opus, but it stands alone as a fine work. It’s proof that the good old […]

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