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Toronto Film Festival: Ellen Page on Juno's lasting influence

September 13, 2017 11:58 pm0 comments
Toronto Film Festival: Ellen Page on Juno's lasting influence

Ten years on from the release of Juno, film fans reckon they’ve spotted its influence reaching far beyond the box office. The movie, about a teenage girl falling pregnant unexpectedly, was something of a surprise hit in 2007 after it received a standing ovation at its Toronto Film Festival premiere. […]

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Toronto Film Festival: The teen actresses gaining plaudits in I Kill Giants

September 12, 2017 12:55 am0 comments
Toronto Film Festival: The teen actresses gaining plaudits in I Kill Giants

It’s not often you ask an actor how they felt about working with their co-star and they reply: “We hated each other.” Fortunately Madison Wolfe is only kidding, and she and Sydney Wade collapse into giggles as they explain how close they grew on the set of their new movie […]

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Toronto Film Festival: 7 screenwriting tips from Aaron Sorkin

September 9, 2017 2:23 am0 comments
Toronto Film Festival: 7 screenwriting tips from Aaron Sorkin

You might not have heard of Aaron Sorkin, but we’re pretty sure you’ll know his work. As the writer behind The Social Network, The West Wing, The Newsroom and countless other films, plays and TV shows, he’s now considered one of Hollywood’s most loved and respected screenwriters. But while his […]

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TIFF 2017: Borg/McEnroe opens Toronto film festival

September 8, 2017 2:54 am0 comments
TIFF 2017: Borg/McEnroe opens Toronto film festival

This year’s Toronto Film Festival has officially opened – with tennis drama Borg/McEnroe kicking off proceedings. The film tells the story of the famous Wimbledon men’s final of 1980, and stars Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason as McEnroe and Borg respectively. Welsh actor Scott Arthur, who plays McEnroe’s tennis partner […]

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Apple Music festival cancelled after 10 years

September 5, 2017 4:21 am0 comments
Apple Music festival cancelled after 10 years

The Apple Music festival, which brought stadium-sized acts like One Direction and Lady Gaga to London’s Roundhouse, has been axed after 10 years. The annual event began in 2007 and typically ran for a month, with tickets given away to competition winners. In recent years, the festival had been scaled […]

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London Film Festival: A quarter of films directed by women

August 31, 2017 6:39 pm0 comments
London Film Festival: A quarter of films directed by women

Female directors account for a quarter of the films that will be shown at this year’s London Film Festival. A total of 242 feature films will be shown during the 12-day event, with 60 of those coming from women film-makers. “Strong women is obviously still a key focus for us,” […]

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Spain music festival hit by huge blaze on stage

July 29, 2017 11:00 pm0 comments
Spain music festival hit by huge blaze on stage

Media playback is unsupported on your device More than 22,000 people had to be evacuated from a music festival in Spain after a huge fire engulfed part of the main stage. Pictures posted on social media showed the left-hand side of the stage at the Tomorrowland Unite festival near Barcelona […]

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George Clooney and Matt Damon headed for Venice Film Festival

July 27, 2017 12:13 pm0 comments
George Clooney and Matt Damon headed for Venice Film Festival

George Clooney and Matt Damon are set to bring some Hollywood glitz to this year’s Venice Film Festival. The Ocean’s Eleven stars will premiere ’50s-set crime comedy Suburbicon at the event, which Damon stars in and Clooney co-writes and directs. Damon will also be seen in festival opener Downsizing, directed […]

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Sweden to hold 'man-free' music festival

July 5, 2017 11:15 am0 comments
Sweden to hold 'man-free' music festival

Swedish comedian Emma Knyckare is organising a “man-free” music festival in her home country in response to rape and sexual assault claims at festivals. She suggested the idea after reports of a number of sexual offences at Sweden’s biggest music festival Bravalla, which has now been cancelled for next year. […]

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Manchester International Festival: Putting women in control of the world

July 4, 2017 11:29 pm0 comments
Manchester International Festival: Putting women in control of the world

What If Women Ruled The World? That’s the title of a show bringing together actresses and experts to explore whether women can come up with better solutions to the planet’s problems than men. “I absolutely do think the world would be a better place if women ruled it.” That’s Vicky […]

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