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Articles from September 2015

'45 Years' Becomes First £1M Day-and-Date Film in UK
Writer-director Andrew Haigh's critically lauded drama 45 Years has set a UK industry landmark by becoming the first film to cross £1m ($1.5m) at the UK box office after being released online the same day as in cinemas.The Curzon Artificial Eye charge...
'Anomalisa', 'The Assassin' in Fantastic Fest Line-Up
Taking place in Austin, Texas, from September 24-October 1, the festival will include Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson's Anomalisa and Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin."I love the diversity and breadth of programming that the team delivered this year,"...
David Glasser to Stay at TWC
Glasser, who announced in July that he would step down in November and is believed to have been in talks with DreamWorks Animation and Netflix, will now remain in his role through 2018 and play a key part in growing the TV side of business at The Weinstein...
Event Cinema Conference Details Revealed
The Event Cinema Association (ECA) will host its annual conference at London's Picturehouse Central on Oct 19, 2015.The conference, which is funded in part by Creative Skillset, will host delegates from across the world, and will feature several panel...
Four Debuts, Two Local Films in Adelaide Competition Line-Up
Four directorial debuts are among the Adelaide Film Festival's (Oct 15-25) 10 competition titles: Visar Morina's Father, a refugee story that opens in 1990s Kosovo and closes in Germany; Danish director Daniel Dencik's historical drama Gold Coast, set...
French Cinema World Eyes Canal Plus Purge with Concern
The French cinema world is reeling after a whirlwind round of executive firings and hirings at Canal Plus ordered by its new chairman Vincent Bolloré, the billionaire majority shareholder of its parent company Vivendi.The pay-TV station's head of cinema...
Mr Six': Review
Dir. Guan Hu. China, 2015, 135 mins.A knockout central performance by director and occasional actor Feng Xiaogang, as a former Beijing street fighter brought reluctantly back into the urban fray in order to save his son, is the dramatic anchor of this...
New Team Takes over 2015 Hollywood Film Festival
Parks funded the acquisition of the festival last year as it rebooted as a champion of social causes and alongside Beaudoin is reaching out to international partners and embracing new media and "cutting edge entertainment".This year the festival - whose...
Power to the Pixel Announces Projects for 2015 Pixel Market
SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FULL LIST OF PROJECTSPower to the Pixel has announced the 35 cross-platform projects from Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia and South America set to participate in this year's The Pixel Market, a two-day finance and co-production...
'The Visit': Review
Dir: M Night Shyamalan. US, 2015, 94 minutesFollowing a run of creatively disappointing features encompassing Lady in the Water, The Happening, The Last Airbender and After Earth, the time was certainly right for M Night Shyamalan's return to his twisty,...
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