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School disco planned for Gff by Jennie Kermode - 2017-12-13 18:35:02

11 hours ago

Gregory's Girl

New events were announced yesterday for next year's Glasgow Film Festival. They include a school disco and a special tribute to the greatest films never made.

Following in the footsteps of the festivals previous wildly successful event nights, the school disco will be held in SWG3 and will give attendees a choice between watching Gregory's Girl or Clueless before the dancing begins. Football strips and prom dresses are encouraged. "We can’t wait to let our hair down and relive our youth," said festival co-director Allison Gardner.

The Unfilmables will bring together Oscar-nominated composer Mica Levi, video artist Francesca Levi and electronic pioneers Wrangler for music and film including The Colour Of Chips (a UK-set re-imagining of Sergei Parajanov’s The Colour Of Pomegranates) and The Tourist (based on) Claire Noto’s Seventies script, long-regarded as one of the greatest science fiction films never to make it to the big screen).

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- Jennie Kermode

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri leads SAG nominations by Jennie Kermode - 2017-12-13 18:15:22

12 hours ago

Front runner Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The Screen Actors' Guild (SAG) has announced its nominations for this season's awards, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has made a big impression with four nominations in three categories. Get Out and The Shape Of Water also have multiple nominations, building on their promise in the Golden Globes, despite being seen as outsiders before the season began.

The winners will be announced on 21 January.

The film award nominations in full:-

Best Ensemble Performance

The Big Sick Get Out Lady Bird Mudbound Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Actress

Judi Dench, Victoria And Abdul Sally Hawkins, The Shape Of Water Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie, I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Actor

Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name James Franco, The Disaster Artist Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour Denzel Washington, Roman J Israel, Esq

Best Supporting Actor

Steve Carell, »

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Golden Globe nominations revealed by Jennie Kermode - 2017-12-11 14:14:16

11 December 2017 6:14 AM, PST

The Shape Of Water takes the lead with seven nominations

This year's Golden Globe nominations have been announced, with Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape Of Water taking the lead in a diverse selection and The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri close runners-up.

Controversial Best Musical or Comedy choice Get Out has made the final selection (also receiving a Best Actor nomination for star Daniel Kaluuya) and there are likely to be further eyebrows raised at the inclusion of Victoria And Abdul in this category via a Best Actress nomination for Judi Dench.

Those film nominations in full:-

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Call Me By Your Name Dunkirk The Post The Shape Of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Disaster Artist Get Out The Greatest Showman I, Tonya Lady Bird

Best Director

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape Of Water Martin McDonagh, »

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New Screen Unit planned for Scotland by Jennie Kermode - 2017-12-11 12:51:03

11 December 2017 4:51 AM, PST

David Mackenzie's new film Outlaw King, shot in Scotland

A new, dedicated Screen Unit is to be established within Creative Scotland, it was announced today. The unit will be responsible for managing public sector investment and support to capitalise on opportunities in the industry.

"I am encouraged by the progress and clear partnership approach behind the Screen Unit proposals, and I recognise the significant effort that has gone into their production by our agencies, including Creative Scotland," said Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop, reaffirming the Scottish government's commitment to the film and TV sector.

The news comes just as principal photography wraps on David Mackenzie's latest production, Outlaw King, which tells the story of Robert the Bruce and is one of the most expensive films ever made in Scotland.

Work to translate the plan into action is starting immediately and the Screen Unit is expected to be operational by the end of March. »

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Bifa winners announced by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-12-11 10:24:12

11 December 2017 2:24 AM, PST

Johnny and Gheorghe, played by Josh O'Connor and Alec Secareanu, in God's Own Country Photo: Courtesy of Eiff Francis Lee's farm Lgbt romance God's Own Country took home the top prize at the British Independent Film Awards last night. It's star Josh O'Connor, who plays a sheep farmer who falls for a migrant worker, was named best actor, while Lee also picked up the gong for best debut screenwriter.

The night reflected a strong year for British film, with no single film dominating the awards. William Oldroyd's dark costume drama Lady Macbeth won the best screenplay award for Alice Birch, while its star Florence Pugh was named best actress and her co-star Naomi Ackie judged most promising newcomer. Cinematographer Ari Wegner was also honoured for his work on the film. The best directing award went to Rungano Nyoni for her drama I Am Not A Witch along with »

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