Post Tagged with: "film"

Jake Gyllenhaal film slated over amputee casting

September 15, 2017 11:12 am0 comments
Jake Gyllenhaal film slated over amputee casting

A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a man who lost both legs in the Boston Marathon bombings is under fire for not casting a disabled actor in the role. The Ruderman Family Foundation, which supports people with disabilities, said his casting was proof of “Hollywood’s ongoing systemic discrimination.” “We […]

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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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The female director who was issued a fatwa for her first film

September 3, 2017 5:22 am0 comments
The female director who was issued a fatwa for her first film

When 35-year-old Maysaloun Hamoud, a Palestinian director, said she wanted to “stir things up” with her movies – she achieved it. Her first feature film, In Between, has resulted with her being issued with a fatwa (Islamic religious ruling), as well as death threats. The movie, which is released in […]

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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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Bollywood comes to Yorkshire – and helps the UK film industry strike Gold

August 22, 2017 10:57 pm0 comments
Bollywood comes to Yorkshire - and helps the UK film industry strike Gold

Bradford, Doncaster and Rotherham are providing the backdrop for a major Bollywood film starring one of India’s biggest names – just one of the foreign productions contributing to Britain’s film-making boom. Anyone who happened to peer through the railings of Doncaster Racecourse last week would have been met with a […]

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Will Jerry Lewis's infamous 'lost' film ever be seen?

August 21, 2017 11:43 am0 comments
Will Jerry Lewis's infamous 'lost' film ever be seen?

The death of US comedy legend Jerry Lewis has prompted renewed interest in his notorious “lost film”, The Day the Clown Cried. The unreleased movie follows a clown who is sent to a concentration camp and told to lead children to their deaths. Lewis, who has died at the age […]

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The film stars turning heads in the West End

August 10, 2017 5:09 pm0 comments
The film stars turning heads in the West End

You might know them best from Glee and Star Wars – but it’s Amber Riley and John Boyega’s performances on the London stage which have bagged them nominations for a new industry award. Both are up for the Joe Allen Best West End Debut prize at the inaugural The Stage […]

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