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Articles Tagged 'Atonement'

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WATCH: Warm Up with Heated British Costume Drama Scenes

It’s that heartwarming time of year that only rolls around once. You guessed it, it’s time to get cozy on the couch with that special loved one – yep, your laptop – and check out some heated scenes from British costume dramas. The Young Victoria The new bride (Emily Blunt) doesn’t have time to take a proper honeymoon, […]


Looking Backward: British Period Drama – the 21st Century Edition

This post is brought to you by Focus Features’ bold new vision of the epic story of love, Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley and Jude Law and directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice). In select theatres starting November 16th. The audience for British – and especially British-produced – period drama appears to be […]

James McAvoy: A Conspiracy of Talent and Sex Appeal

I keep waiting for James McAvoy to become a gargantuan star. After Atonement, I fully expected the Scottish-born actor to turn up on the cover of People magazine’s annual Sexiest Man Alive issue. With those baby blues, how could he miss? Now, four years and three movies later – his latest, The Conspirator, a historical […]

The 2008 British Academy Film Award Nominations

Atonement, Britain’s great Oscar hope, received 14 mentions when today’s British Academy Film Award nominations were announced. Selected by BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts), the awards celebrate the best of British and international cinema. The ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, February 10th, could take on greater importance this year […]

BBC AMERICA Lands Three Golden Globe Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has given BBC AMERICA a lot of love over the years – maybe it’s that whole foreign thing – and this year is no different. BBC AMERICA received three big Golden Globe nominations this morning: Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe State Within Best Performance by an Actor […]

Keira Knightley’s Atonement: “Clever, Ambitious, Compassionate…”

The road to Oscar keeps on rolling for Keira Knightley‘s new film, Atonement. Today, The Guardian‘s Peter Bradshaw gives Atonement four stars: “What a clever, ambitious, compassionate picture it is; what a success for Joe Wright and for Knightley and McAvoy…” The Guardian also has video interviews with James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, and director Joe […]