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Articles from December 2016

91 Songs, 145 Scores in Contention for the Oscar
The original songs include Audition (The Fools Who Dream) from La La Land, Can't Stop The Feeling from Trolls, I See A Victory from Hidden Figures and I'm Still Here from Miss Sharon Jones!Score contenders include La La Land, Lion, Moonlight, The BFG,...
British and Irish Actors Score 18 Golden Globe Nominations
British and Irish actors have once again found wide recognition for their performances on television and the big screen, earning 18 acting nominations between them at the 74th Golden Globes.Read the full list of nominees HERE.FILMSkyfall star Naomie...
'Collateral Beauty': Review
Dir. David Frankel. US, 2016, 96 mins.Saddled with more sentiment than even the festive season can excuse, Collateral Beauty corrals an all-star cast into the schmaltziest kind of year-end offering: a contemplative, everything-is-connected, savour-the-little-things...
Dubai Q&A: Philippe Aractingi, 'Listen'
Since Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) was founded in 2004, acclaimed Franco-Lebanese film-maker Philippe Aractingi has been a regular fixture at the event.He won the best film prize in DIFF's Muhr Arab Feature category for Under The Bombs in...
Films of the Year 2016: Allan Hunter
MORE SCREEN CRITICS' TOP FILMS OF 2016TOP FIVE1. MoonlightDir Barry JenkinsMoonlight casts a spell on you. It is so rare to sit in a packed cinema and feel as if the entire audience are holding their breath, captivated by the unfolding narrative of one...
Films of the Year 2016: Charles Gant
MORE SCREEN CRITICS' TOP FILMS OF 2016TOP FIVE1. Manchester By The SeaDir Kenneth LonerganFive years after his stunning - albeit painfully birthed - Margaret, Lonergan delivers yet again with a film that has truthful humanity embedded in its DNA. Mountains...
Films of the Year 2016: Fionnuala Halligan
MORE SCREEN CRITICS' TOP FILMS OF 2016TOP FIVE1. MoonlightDir Barry JenkinsJenkins' tender yet terrifying story takes place on the drug-ravaged streets of 1980s Miami - an unforgiving climate for a young, gay black man. Elevated by three strong lead...
Films of the Year 2016: Jonathan Romney
MORE SCREEN CRITICS' TOP FILMS OF 2016TOP FIVE1. Toni ErdmannDir Maren AdeWith German cinema so long relegated to the margins in Cannes, it was good to see a film from the country spreading so much pleasure in this year's Competition strand - and a (near)...
Films of the Year 2016: Lisa Nesselson
MORE SCREEN CRITICS' TOP FILMS OF 2016TOP FIVE1. ElleDir Paul VerhoevenLike many women, Michele Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) has a mother, a father, an ex-husband, a son and professional responsibilities. But that's as much of an oversimplification as...
Films of the Year 2016: Sarah Ward
MORE SCREEN CRITICS' TOP FILMS OF 2016TOP FIVE1. Toni ErdmannDir Maren AdeIt would have been easy for this 162-minute comedy of awkwardness to overstay its welcome, or for its tale of familial and professional disharmony to feel routine rather than revelatory....
Films of the Year 2016: Tim Grierson
MORE SCREEN CRITICS' TOP FILMS OF 2016TOP FIVE1. MoonlightDir Barry JenkinsWith his second feature, Jenkins expands his ambition to once again chronicle how people's destiny can be shaped by their circumstances. Moonlight sports a brilliant triptych...
Films of the Year 2016: Wendy Ide
MORE SCREEN CRITICS' TOP FILMS OF 2016TOP FIVE1. Manchester By The SeaDir Kenneth LonerganIs there a more elegant dramatist currently working than Lonergan? This potent portrait of a man wrestling with unimaginable grief and guilt is impeccably structured,...
'Hidden City' Wins Work in Progress Award at Les Arcs Film Festival
The European Film Festival of Les Arcs, held December 10-17 in the French Alps, awarded the industry prizes yesterday (December 12). From the 16 films that were presented in their postproduction stage at the Work In Progress section, The Hidden City...
IFFR: Gabriel Mascaro, Eva Husson, Ben Rivers Set for CineMart 2017
SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL LINE-UPThe line-up for the 2017 edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) co-production market CineMart has been revealed.The 34th edition of the co-pro event features 26 projects and will run Jan 29 - Feb 1 as...
Protagonist Strikes for Sundance Drama 'God's Own Country'
Protagonist Pictures has boarded world sales on UK writer-director Francis Lee's debut feature God's Own Country, which was recently selected for the Sundance 2017 World Dramatic Competition.Screen Star Of Tomorrow Josh O'Connor, known for roles in ITV...
'Rogue One': Review
Dir: Gareth Edwards. US. 2016. 134minsStar wars, indeed: the thrilling Rogue One brings a gritty combat-movie aesthetic to George Lucas's beloved space opera, but not at the expense of a thoughtful, emotional story about the foot soldiers who make sacrifices...
Shot from the Heart
With the critics' groups starting to weigh in, La La Land, Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea are leaders of the pack so far this awards season.If there's a unifying element to this trio of front-runners, it's the passion that each of their makers feel...
'Toni Erdmann' Tops Screen Critics' Best Films of 2016
Maren Ade's comedy Toni Erdmann has been crowned Screen's critical darling of 2016, narrowly edging out Kenneth Lonergan's drama Manchester By The Sea on this year's critics' poll.While boths films amassed eighteen points (see below for an explanation...
Trinidad & Tobago Joins LatAm Film Network
The development marks a concerted effort by the island nation's new film commissioner and FilmTT general manager Nneka Luke to develop and exploit local industry and talent.The deal was signed last week in Buenos Aires after Argentina Film Commission...
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