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Edmonton International Film Festival selected as Oscar-qualifying festival

EDMONTON – The Edmonton International Film Festival has been selected by the Academy Awards as an Oscar-qualifying festival.

The 2016 EIFF award winners in the short film categories – live action and animation – move on for consideration by members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) for Oscars. 177 more words

Entertainment

Film review: Hector

In the UK there are thousands sleeping rough every night, going about their day-to-day lives with nowhere to call home. Shedding filmic light on the homeless community is filmmaker Jake Gavin with his stunning directorial debut ‘Hector’, which stars Peter Mullan in the title role. 346 more words
Cinema

DVD review: The Legend of Barney Thomson

An adaptation of the first in the a series of seven books from Scottish novelist Douglas Lindsay, ‘The Legend of Barney Thomson’ is the feature debut of actor turned director Robert Carlyle, and tells the comic tale of a hapless barber, played by Carlyle himself, who escapes the mundanities of his existence by accidentally becoming a serial killer! 435 more words
DVD

WATCH: 2015 Edmonton International Film Festival features

EDMONTON – From Thursday, Oct. 1 to Saturday, Oct. 10, cinematic gems and the artists and filmmakers who create them will flock to Alberta’s Capital for the… 486 more words

Entertainment

Learning to Drive.

When her 20 years of marriage comes to an abrupt and painful end, Wendy finds herself heartbroken and unable to move forward – in more ways than one. 386 more words

Film

Manglehorn.

An unsettling study of one man’s loneliness, in the wake of his many mistakes, Manglehorn is the uncertain but occasionally gripping new Al Pacino movie. Director David Gordon Green doesn’t manage to maintain the tenacity or conviction he showed at last year’s Edinburgh Film Festival with Joe. 450 more words

Film

Robert Carlyle's Directorial Debut, 'The Legend of Barney Thomson,' Opens July 24 in the UK

How fortunate if you’re living in the UK right now, because cinemas nationwide will release “The Legend of Barney Thomson” tomorrow. Robert Carlyle (“Once Upon a Time,” “Trainspotting”) stars in the titular role as the hapless Scottish barber, who is thrust into the world of serial killing. 312 more words

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