London Film Festival 2008

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Tue, 10/14/2008 - 16:00

In London cinemas, audiences are about to forget the credit crunch and pitch up for a frenetic fortnight of glitzy Gala, World and European Premieres in London's glorious annual movie party.

The London Film Festival (15 to 30 October) opens with the world premiere of a film adaptation of a successful London stage play Frost/Nixon. Directed by Ron Howard it depicts an historic encounter with Richard Nixon, the disgraced U.S. President, who agreed to be interviewed about his time in office by TV celebrity David Frost in the summer of 1977.

EIFF 2008 Programme Launch

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Tue, 05/27/2008 - 16:00

The annual Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced the full programme of films for its new 10-day slot in June. Scottish and British filmmakers should be out in force with many of the cast and crew from the two British films that are bookending this year's fest expected to make it to Edinburgh.

Watch The Century of Self online

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Mon, 05/19/2008 - 16:00

The BBC's fascinating series about the shadow cast over the 20th Century by the ideas of Sigmund Freud.The Century of Self is an excellent four-part series from the BBC about the influence of Freud's ideas on the 20th Century.

Read the review below, or just watch (note there is stuttering in first few seconds).

Colin Firth on St. Trinians

Submitted by A Gent on Sun, 12/16/2007 - 16:00

Colin Firth's role as Minister of Education, Geoffrey Thwaites, in St. Trinians brings him full circle. For the third time, he plays alongside old friend and adversary Rupert Everett in the role of school headmistress Miss Fritton. Both appeared in 1984's Another Country, at the outset of Firth's career, and they worked again 18 years later on the Oscar Wilde adaptation The Importance of Being Earnest (by St. Trinians co-director Oliver Parker).

Talk Talk

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Thu, 11/22/2007 - 16:00

It's the London Film Festival and Kasi Lemmons, the young black US director behind Eve's Bayou, is looking fresh-faced as we talk over breakfast.