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.
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).
No Country For Old Men is big winner on Oscar night 2008.It was the Coen brothers' night as they scooped the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay awards at the Oscars last night.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ballot system is still done in the same way as it was in 1936 - by hand.
This is a description of how the Academy decides Oscar-winners.
The Academy likes Oltmanns and Rosas, the secretive agents of Oscar, to be safe and dull.Monty Python's sketch about the chartererd accountant who wanted to become a lion tamer (watch on YouTube) may have had fun sending up this "dull, dull, dull" profession.
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).
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.
"Pathetic earthlings. Hurling your bodies out into the void, without the slightest inkling of who or what is out here. If you had known anything about the true nature of the universe, anything at all, you would've hidden from it in terror.
- The Emperor Ming (Flash Gordon, 1936, Universal Studios)
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