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How the New York Film Festival Became an Oscar Season Launch Pad

The New York Film Festival has always been one of the classiest, most finely curated stops on the global festival circuit. But it wasn’t until five years ago that the Film Society of Lincoln Center, which puts on the annual showcase, really capitalized on its position in the film awards season. 571 more words


TIFF 2015

I recently moved to Toronto for an internship. Coming from rural Nova Scotia, I’m used to a quieter and slower lifestyle than that of the big city. 542 more words


Dubs: Captain Phillips

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Dubs on the other hand…


Interview with Paul Greengrass at Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge

On Sunday August 23rd at my local cinema, The Riverside Theatre, in Woodbridge, Suffolk I had the great pleasure of interviewing director, Paul Greengrass.

Paul was in town as part of The Riverside Theatre’s centenary celebrations and was there to kick-start the proceedings. 97 more words


What was the best movie of 2013?

I enjoyed compiling my 10 favourite films of 2014 so much, that I thought I would step back one more year and do the same with 2013. 911 more words

Film Reviews

Film #506: Captain Phillips (2013)

Three years after 127 Hours another British director and American star teamed up for more survival tips this time informing the audience how to cope if one is ever attacked by Somali Pirates. 634 more words


Captain Phillips

A tense story of piracy on the high seas this film, which stars veteran actor Tom Hanks as the captain of an American merchant ship and talented newcomer Barkhad Abdi as one of the poverty stricken Somalian pirates, will grip you right to the end. 349 more words

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