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Cannes Film Review: ‘Frankie’

  • Variety
Cannes Film Review: ‘Frankie’
As a filmmaker, Ira Sachs, the director of “Love Is Strange,” “Little Men,” and (his masterpiece) “Keep the Lights On,” is like a flower that keeps sprouting new tendrils, growing ever more beautiful and complicated and delicate. His new movie, “Frankie,” may the closest that anyone has come to making an American version of an Eric Rohmer film. I say that having long compared Richard Linklater’s “Before Sunrise” and its sequels to Rohmer (and make no mistake: all three of the “Before” films are marvelous). But “Frankie,” even more exactingly, re-creates the deceptively casual and meandering but pinpoint Rohmeresque sensation of a small handful of characters wandering around, not doing much of anything but revealing, through conversation and (occasionally) through action, who they are and how, almost imperceptibly, over the course of one movie, they might change.

Frankie” is a film made with immaculate craftsmanship (and one non-Rohmer element:
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Isabelle Huppert in a Teaser Trailer for Ira Sachs' New Film 'Frankie'

"My mother thinks she knows everything..." Sbs Distribution has debuted the first official trailer, more of a teaser trailer / sizzle reel, for the film Frankie, the latest from acclaimed American filmmaker Ira Sachs. This is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival playing In Competition later this month, and it looks incredibly promising. Easily one of my most anticipated films of the festival. Frankie is set in the lovely town of Sintra, Portugal outside of Lisbon, where a number of palaces and castles are nestled on a hillside. The story follows three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation. Starring Isabelle Huppert, along with Brendan Gleeson, Marisa Tomei, Greg Kinnear, Jérémie Renier, Vinette Robinson, with Carloto Cotta, Ariyon Bakare, and Sennia Nanua. This is such gorgeous footage, I have a very good feeling about this. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Ira ...
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The Fight review – Jessica Hynes boxes clever in punchy drama

Hynes’s debut as writer and director is an engaging story about a woman facing her daughter’s fears – and her own – in the ring

Everybody remembers being bullied at school, but nobody remembers being a bully. That maxim occurred to me during this stark, sober, flawed movie with which Jessica Hynes makes her worthwhile debut as writer-director. It feels like a very personal film, well acted by the A-list cast that Hynes has assembled: a cathartic meditation on the need to heal, the need to confront those who do wrong and to confront yourself when you’ve done wrong.

Hynes stars as Tina, a care-home nurse with an unhappy relationship with her elderly parents, strongly and sympathetically played by Anita Dobson and Christopher Fairbank; Shaun Parkes gives a warm and likable performance as Tina’s partner, Mick. Their sensitive daughter Emma (Sennia Nanua) is being bullied at school by
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Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2019: submissions close this week

Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2019: submissions close this week
The annual talent showcase will profile 20 new actors, directors, writers and producers from the UK and Ireland, launching in June.

Submissions for Screen’s 2019 edition of Stars of Tomorrow are in their final week, closing at 00.01 on Saturday March 16.

The annual talent showcase will profile 20 new actors, directors, writers and producers from the UK and Ireland, launching in June.

This year the selection will also include an up-and-coming head of department in five key categories: cinematography, production design, editing, casting and music.

Informal industry submissions, recommendations and nominations should be emailed to screenstarsoftomorrow@gmail.com, before the March 16 deadline.

Candidates
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Submissions open for Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2019

Nominations close on March 16.

Screen International is on the hunt for 20 new actors, directors, writers and producers from the UK and Ireland to showcase in its 16th annual Stars of Tomorrow portfolio, which this year will be launched in June.

This year, the roster will also include an up-and-coming head of department in five key categories: cinematography, production design, editing, casting and music.

Informal industry submissions, recommendations and nominations should be emailed to screenstarsoftomorrow@gmail.com for a two-week period only until March 16.

Candidates for Stars of Tomorrow should be young professionals with a track record – albeit brief – in the UK and Irish film industries,
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Final call for Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2018 submissions

Final call for Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2018 submissions
Previous Stars of Tomorrow include Benedict Cumberbatch, Felicity Jones and John Boyega.

The deadline for the 2018 edition of Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow - which highlights emerging actors, writers, directors and producers - has been extended until 9am (BST) Monday 4 June.

Any submissions or industry recommendations should be emailed to screenstarsoftomorrow@gmail.com. It is permitted to submit on your own behalf.

Candidates for inclusion in Screen International Stars of Tomorrow should be professional and with a track record, albeit brief, in the film business. They should be UK or Republic of Ireland nationals, and, as this is a young talent portfolio,
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Submissions open for Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2018

Screen’s annual talent portfolio is open for submissions until June 1, 2018.

Screen International is looking for new actors, writers, directors and producers from the UK and Ireland to showcase in its 15th annual Stars of Tomorrow portfolio.

Screen has a direct line for industry recommendations and submissions, which should be emailed to screenstarsoftomorrow@gmail.com.

Open from now, the final deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018.

Candidates for inclusion in Screen International Stars of Tomorrow should be professional and with a track record, albeit brief, in the film business. They should be UK or Republic of Ireland nationals, and, as this is a young talent portfolio,
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Film Critics Pick the Most Underrated Movies of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

  • Indiewire
Film Critics Pick the Most Underrated Movies of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the most overlooked and/or underrated movie of 2017?

E. Oliver Whitney, Screencrush.com, @cinemabite

Despite the critical praise, “A Fantastic Woman” only a one-week qualifying run last month, and I worry is it’ll easily be forgotten this awards season. Daniela Vega gives one of the most astounding performances I’ve seen this year, one that comes from somewhere fierce and internal, portraying the life and struggle of a trans woman that cinema has rarely shown an interest in exploring. But since you can’t see it until it has a proper release in Febraury, do check one of the year’s other
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Blu-ray Review: The Girl With All The Gifts (2017): A Zombie Movie with Few Gifts

The Girl with All the Gifts (2016) Blu-ray Review, a movie starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, Sennia Nanua, Dominique Tipper, and Anamaria Marinca. Release Date: April 25, 2017 Plot “Humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries.” Only a small group of children seems to be [...]

Continue reading: Blu-ray Review: The Girl With All The Gifts (2017): A Zombie Movie with Few Gifts
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Screen opens submissions for Stars of Tomorrow 2017

The search is on for Screen International’s annual talent showcase.

Screen International is looking for new actors, writers, directors and producers from the UK and Ireland to showcase in its 14th annual Stars of Tomorrow portfolio.

For the second year, Screen has a direct line for recommendations, which should be directed to stars@screendaily.com.

Open from now, the final deadline for submissions is June 2, 2017.

Candidates for inclusion in Screen International Stars of Tomorrow should be professional and with a track record, albeit brief, in the film business. They should be UK or Republic of Ireland nationals, ideally under the age of 30. All names will be verified in a lengthy vetting process.

Stars of Tomorrow is the film industry’s most successful new talent showcase, with an unrivalled track record for discovering fresh UK and Irish actors and key creatives.

Screen International’s reviews editor and chief film critic Fionnuala Halligan will select 15 actors and 15 directors
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Beware The Beast (Man)

Approaching the Apocalypse as an essential self deprecating act of survival in ‘The Girl With All The Gifts’ and ‘Planet of the Apes.’

Curiosity killed the cat. But what about Schrodinger’s feline? In Colm McCarthy’s The Girl With All The Gifts, the kitty facing extinction is a young girl stumbling into an inherited wasteland where she must answer the classical thought experiment forced upon her by scientists desperate to cling on to the last dregs of humanity. Like that cat in the box, the film also attempts to exist in two states of being. It is certainly a traditional zombie film ripe with brain chomping ghouls, but The Girl With All The Girts also reaches for the moral high ground of The Twilight Zone with a climax that proudly extends a middle finger to its audience. It joins the ranks of the original Planet of the Apes as a cinematic experience birthed from a pessimistic
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2017 Three Empire Awards winners announced

Just when you thought award season was over, along comes another one… Last night Camden Roundhouse got was host to some very important people for the 2017 Three Empire Awards.

The awards are voted for by readers of the film magazine and tend to produce very different results to the likes of the BAFTAs and Oscars, the focus being much more on the fan favourite films that often get overlooked by the industry-led awards. Ryan ReynoldsDeadpool for example found no love at the Oscars, but was nominated for five Empire awards, taking home just one of them. Similarly Amy Adams was missed off of several Best Actress categories this season despite her amazing work in both Arrival and Nocturnal Animals. Sadly she lost out again, but at least she was nominated.

The big winner of the night was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the film scooping up three of the big awards – Best Director,
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Empire Awards Red Carpet Interviews: Gareth Edwards, Neil Gaiman, Anya Taylor-Joy, Dexter Fletcher & more

Author: Jon Lyus

This evening saw the Empire Awards take place at the Camden Roundhouse to honour the passing of a great year in film. Sir Patrick Stewart was quite rightly inducted in the Hall of Legends with I, Daniel Blake, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them taking home a few awards each.

Among those attending the ceremony were The VVitch duo Anya Taylor-Joy and Ralph Ineson, Eddie the Eagle maestro Dexter Fletcher, Free Fire’s handler Ben Wheatley , Lewis McDougall, Rogue One’s Gareth Edwards, Sherlock’s Louise Brealey, literary magician Neil Gaiman, Sennia Nanua (from Girl with all the Gifts), Hayley Squires, Hayley Atwell, Luc Besson, Sir Patrick Stewart (there to receive the Empire Legend Award), Tom Hiddleston and many more. You can see all of our interviews just below.

Gareth Edwards is a man whose relief at the success
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The Girl with All the Gifts Gives Them Out on Blu-ray and DVD

Lionsgate Home Entertainment has announced that it will release Colm McCarthy’s latest film, The Girl with All the Gifts, on home video this coming April 25. Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, and Anamaria Marinca star. Synopsis: Humanity… Continue Reading →

The post The Girl with All the Gifts Gives Them Out on Blu-ray and DVD appeared first on Dread Central.
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The Girl With All The Gifts Review

The Girl With All The Gifts is meatier than your average zombie tell-all. Much like how 28 Days Later brought a militant, survivalist perspective to infection-based terror, director Colm McCarthy does cinematic justice to Mike Carey’s novel of the same name. This isn’t an “Omg we’re trapped and have to survive” horror flick (not totally). Jump scares play second-fiddle to a child, her volatile situation and McCarthy’s building towards something bigger. Enjoy a genre watch that has more to offer than decapitations, gore and petty exploitation. This is undead drama with the heartbreak to sustain. Coming-of-age meets flesh-tearing monsters. Why the hell is this being buried in late February?

Young Sennia Nanua stars as Melanie, said girl with said “gifts.” Civilization has been crippled by a fungal disease that turns people into cannibalistic drones (aka zombies), but Melanie represents hope. She’s a hybrid child who harbors infection,
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Movie Review: The Girl With All The Gifts tries to put a fresh spin on overripe zombie clichés

The Girl With All The Gifts is anchored by one central image, one striking enough to show up on the poster and pop up every few scenes in the film itself: a beautiful little girl in a Hannibal Lecter mask. Devoid of context, the image is intriguing, promising something utterly original and deeply fucked up. Once you find out what’s going on—the girl is a “hungry,” this film’s term for zombies—it’s still interesting enough, if not quite as powerful. That’s basically what you’re in for with this British postapocalyptic survival horror tale, which starts off strong but dilutes its impact with every consecutive reveal.

We open in a grimy, fluorescent-lit military base somewhere in rural England, where the girl from the poster, Melanie (Sennia Nanua), is the star student in a class full of children who are wheeled into school—or at least
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Review: The Girl With All the Gifts

  • JoBlo
Plot: In a dystopian future where society has broken down following a viral outbreak that started a zombie plague, a young girl (Sennia Nanua) may hold the key to mankind’s ultimate salvation – or destruction. Review: We’re quickly reaching a saturation point when it comes to movies about zombie outbreaks. With “The Walking Dead” on television, what’s the... Read More...
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The Weekend Warrior 2/24/17: Get Out, Collide, Rock Dog

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.

This Past Weekend:

Presidents' Day weekend was an interesting one at the box office, and as with most holiday weekends, it was particularly difficult to figure out how things might fare, other than The Lego Batman Movie, which remained at #1 with almost $45 million over the four-day weekend. Fifty Shades Darker followed with $21.3 million, about a 50% drop. Last week, I thought that the Ice Cub comedy Fist Fight would beat The Great Wall, although it seemed like it could be a close race. Nope. Matt Damon’s action epic came in third place with $21.6 million, which is a couple million more than my original prediction, but The Fist Fight fell short of my prediction by almost $10 million, grossing $14.5 million in its first four days.
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2017 Empire Awards nominations revealed

Empire magazine have announced their nominations for 2017. This year, Gareth EdwardsRogue One: A Star Wars Story leads the field with nine nominations including Best Actress and Best Film. Amy Adams receives a nomination for Best Actress in Arrival, having been snubbed by the Oscars, while the awesome Deadpool receives five nominations, including a nod for Ryan Reynolds for Best Actor.

The awards themselves will be dished out on Sunday 19th March at Camden’s Roundhouse, a new venue for the annual event which is voted completely by film fans and readers of the magazine. Cast your vote here.

Full list of 2017 Nominations

Best Male Newcomer

Julian Dennison (Hunt For The Wilderpeople) – Vertigo Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls) – eOne Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) – Disney Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) – eOne Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War) – Disney

Best Female Newcomer

Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) – Universal Sennia Nanua
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Win The Girl With All the Gifts on Blu-ray™ and a signed copy of the book

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Competitions

Based on the bestselling novel by M. R. Carey and starring Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close and Sennia Nanua, The Girl With All The Gifts ​is available to own on Digital Download now and on Blu-ray™ and DVD from January 23. To celebrate the release, we are offering three lucky winners the chance to win The Girl With All The Gifts on Blu-ray™, alongside a copy of the book, signed by Gemma Arterton and Sennia Nanua!

The near future; humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell. Despite having been infected with the zombie pathogen that has decimated the world,
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