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ShowBiz Minute: Paxton, Watson, Spears

last weekNews : USAToday: News

Bill Paxton family sues hospital, doctor for wrongful death; Emma Watson helps British Film Institute introduce new guidelines against bullying and harassment; Britney Spears to be honored for her support for LGBTQ community. (Feb. 14)        

BAFTA & BFI Set Out Anti-Bullying & Harassment Guidelines With A-List Support

The British film and TV industry has taken its first major steps to stamp out bullying and harassment and has introduced a set of wide-ranging guidelines to help. The plans, established by the British Film Institute (BFI) in association...Show More Summary

Another New UK Trailer for Aardman's Stop-Motion Movie 'Early Man'

"In the beginning, the world was a scary place. Except for one peaceful valley..." StudioCanal, Aardman and The British Film Institute have released another full trailer for Aardman's stop-motion animated movie Early Man, telling the...Show More Summary

The Seaside-Inspired Artwork of Barbara Hepworth

She came "to find herself in Cornwall and Cornwall in herself," says the narrator of artist Barbara Hepworth in this excerpt from a 1953 portrait on her work. The film, a production of the British Film Institute, shows the artist at work at her seaside studio in the English town of St. Show More Summary

Controversial BFI Report Highlights Problems In The British Film Industry

A damning report by the British Film Institute (BFI) has lifted the lid on the difficulties faced by British film producers including a lack of opportunities for 'new blood' producers to break into the industry, issues around funding...Show More Summary

Sight and Sound’s Best Films of 2017 List Inexplicably Includes ‘Twin Peaks’

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Here’s how to get the online film community all riled up for at least 13 hours: put a TV show on your list of best movies of 2017. Sight & Sound, an esteemed film magazine published by the British Film Institute, immediately stirredShow More Summary

Brit Movies: Ten of Christopher Lee’s Best Films – Which One is Your Favorite?

Sir Christopher Lee is an institution of British cinema and one of the most extraordinary men of the last century.  Prior to his acting career, Sir Christopher fought in World War II spending time with the Special Operations Executive...Show More Summary

New US Teaser Trailer for Aardman's Stop-Motion Movie 'Early Man'

"The age of stone is over!" Summit Entertainment, StudioCanal, Aardman Animations and The British Film Institute present the first US teaser trailer for Aardman's new stop-motion animated movie Early Man, telling the story of how anShow More Summary

Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Dustin Hoffman Were Considered for Hannibal Lecter Role!

Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs actress Jodie Foster introduced the Jonathan Demme-directed movie to an audience at the British Film Institute (BFI) over the weekend. While calling Lambs a “timeless” film that is still “relevant” today, she also dove deep into the production and revealed several actors who were considered for the now infamous […]

Jodie Foster Lifts The Lid On The Silence Of The Lambs At BFI – Q&A

Jodie Foster declared that The Silence Of The Lambs is a "timeless" film that is still "relevant" today as she introduced the Jonathan Demme-directed movie to an audience at the British Film Institute (BFI). In a wide-ranging Q&A onShow More Summary

Warwick Davis's Reddit AMA Reveals Which Side He Stands On in One of the Great Pajiba Debates

4 months agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

British actor Warwick Davis is a bit of an institution. He has built an illustrious career in film and TV ever since being cast as the Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi '83. He popped by Reddit HQ earlier...

Stop Making Sense of Blade Runner

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Charles Mudede The British Film Institute's little book about the Blade Runner, which was first published in 1997 and written by the cultural theorist Scott Bukatman, makes the point that an important part of the film's magic (or stimmung) is that so much in it (even with the much-panned VO) is left unexplained. Show More Summary

61st BFI London Film Festival Crowns ‘Loveless,’ Premieres Awards Contenders

The 61st BFI London Film Festival, like this fall’s other major international fests before it, filled in some blanks on the ever-changing film awards landscape Oct. 4–15. The British Film Institute handed their 2017 Best Film Award to “Loveless” (Sony Pictures Classics), Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s poetry tragedy. Show More Summary

Hidden film treasures brought to life in British vault

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

In a refrigerated vault outside London filled with old film reels, a team of curators is bringing to life forgotten masterpieces of early cinema history. A chemical smell hangs in the air at the British Film Institute's National Archive, where some 250,000 wheels of old film are stacked floor-to-ceiling. Show More Summary

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When the latest British Film Institute greatest-films-of-all-time poll came out a few years ago, it wasn’t terribly surprising that an Alfred Hitchcock film had displaced “Citizen Kane,” which had occupied the top spot for several decades. Show More Summary

An Archive of Early Films Offer a Glimpse of Colonial India

5 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

A new cache of films released online by the British Film Institute help demonstrate how colonial propaganda shaped visions of an Indian "other" in the West. The post An Archive of Early Films Offer a Glimpse of Colonial India appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Black Star: 'Breathe' -- Director David Alexander Shares Vision of New Diverse Age in Cinema

'Nowness's new series Black Star was inspired by the British Film Institute’s recent season of the same title, celebrating the work of Black actors. For the first episode, director David Alexander, recipient of the Nelson Mandela Foundation Artist Award, introduces the voices of emerging actors Arnold Oceng and Leah Harvey. Show More Summary

A First Look at the Strike TV Series

Last week the long-awaited unveiling of the BBC One Cormoran Strike television series took place at a media preview event at the British Film Institute as covered here by Leaky. The detective series is based on the Cormoran Strike novels by J.K. Rowling penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith with the first installment of the...read more!

Stephen King Selected These 5 Horror Films for BFI’s Upcoming ‘King On Screen’ Event

Want some recommendations from the King himself? The British Film Institute today announced Stephen King On Screen, a season of film and television dedicated to one of the most frequently adapted and versatile writers in history. Taking place at BFI Southbank from September 1st through October 3rd, the season will include screenings of classic adaptations such […]

BFI to Host Preview Event For ‘Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling’

Next month, the British Film Institute in London are set to host a TV preview event for Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling! The preview of the first episode of the TV adaptation of Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling’s crime-thriller will be followed by a discussion with lead actors Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, director Michael Keillor, writer Ben Richards...read more!

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