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SXSW Film Festival 2017 Preview
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SXSW Film Festival 2017 Preview

The annual mid-March South by Southwest (better known as SXSW) shindig has just about everything going for it. Taking place in hip Austin, it’s perhaps best known as a musical festival, but the film portion has grown in importance as the years roll by, premiering exciting new releases from big […]

TIFF 2016 – Five Things We’ve Learned
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TIFF 2016 – Five Things We’ve Learned

We watch films for fun but pure entertainment isn’t all they’re good for. Sometimes they even teach a thing or two. Now the 41st edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has drawn to a close, here are the top five lessons to take away: 1. The RAF needs to […]

TIFF 2016 Round-up
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TIFF 2016 Round-up

After a week and a half and hundreds of films, TIFF has come to an end. Taxi drivers can stop complaining about the forced pedestrianisation of King Street, the queue in Tim Hortons near the main venue will return to normal, and Toronto bids farewell to a load of people […]

BFI Unveils Line-Up for 60th London Film Festival
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BFI Unveils Line-Up for 60th London Film Festival

October marks the return of the BFI London Film Festival, which highlights the year’s most anticipated films in venues across the city, including a 780-seat pop-up cinema in Victoria Embankment Gardens. Celebrating its 60th year, the UK’s biggest film festival will be showing 245 fiction and documentary films, which includes 18 world […]

EIFF 2016: The Overview
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EIFF 2016: The Overview

And that’s it. You don’t need to put up with any more of my constant babbling (well, for a few days anyway). EIFF 2016 has come and gone, and what a fantastic 70th year it was for the festival. Kevin Smith (plus wife, Jen, and daughter, Harley) was in attendance […]

EIFF 2016 – Coming Attractions
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EIFF 2016 – Coming Attractions

Yes, as you may have noticed already, it’s that time of year again. The time when Edinburgh is abuzz with movie screenings, movie audiences, and us pesky reviewers being as nice or nasty as each film seems to demand. And it’s a special birthday too, with the Edinburgh International Film […]

Sheffield DocFest 2016 Launch
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Sheffield DocFest 2016 Launch

  RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL MADE IN SHEFFIELD OPENING NIGHT FROM SHEFFIELD’S CITY HALL ATTENDED BY MICHAEL MOORE TRANSMITTED TO 114 CINEMAS NATIONWIDE ACROSS THE UK REGGIE YATES, LOUIS THEROUX, KEN LOACH, STACEY DOOLEY, WARP FILMS’ MARK HERBERT, LORD DAVID PUTTNAM, FREDDIE FLINTOFF, ADAM BUXTON AND KG THE COMEDIAN JOIN […]

All change for FrightFest
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All change for FrightFest

  2016 is seeing some major changes for FrightFest, the UK’s biggest genre film festival.  Earlier this year they announced that they would be holding this year’s event – which runs from the 25th to the 29th August – at the VUE cinema in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, whilst their […]