In a third floor office somewhere in L.A. there’s a stack of formula comedy scripts, each one bearing a half-baked title and a handwritten note asking: is Jason Bateman free? From the top of the pile, Game Night is a surprisingly stylish addition to the star’s very marketable oeuvre. If it isn’t the full ticket, the film deserves credit for its experimental bon vive.
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On Sunday 4 March, the production crews of nine critically-acclaimed films will find out which of them has bagged cinema’s most prestigious prize: the Academy Award for Best Picture. Ahead of our full Oscar predictions for 2018, here’s our guide to the runners and riders of this year’s race…
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John Williams eat your heart out! We spoke to rising star Tom Howe about his music for Wonder Woman, Charming and a little-known baking programme and here’s what he had to say…
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It took Justin Malin just thirty-six hours to sell the script for Father Figures, once titled Bastards. The fact that Paramount went on to drop it – spurring the first of many delays – suggests that they hadn’t read the script; the fact that Warner Bros. didn’t suggests that they still haven’t. Dull as dishwater.
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Want to know what’s coming to a cinema near you this March? Look no further…
Continue reading March 2018: All the films coming your way!
The year is 2002 and the titular character of Lady Bird is a senior year student at a Catholic high school in the suburbs of Sacramento. Thus far, the character is a mirror of Greta Gerwig, for whom the film marks a directorial debut. Though not autobiographical – the director/persona relationship is more spiritual here – it is the personal touch of a life lived that allows Gerwig’s film to shine. Lady Bird is tender, stark and unfailingly honest.
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Good evening and welcome to our BAFTA live blog! Keep refreshing the page as we talk you through the night with commentary, delivered with wit and warmth.
Continue reading BAFTA 2018 | LIVE BLOG – as it happened