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Edinburgh Film Festival’s Talent Lab Connects Nurtures Rising Filmmakers

Since 2011, the Edinburgh Film Festival’s Talent Lab has nurtured a number of rising filmmakers through an assortment of masterclasses, workshops and individual mentoring sessions: Talents like Ben Sharrock (“Limbo”), Eva Riley (a recent winner BIFA winner for “Perfect 10”) and Rob Savage (“Host”) are alumni of the program. In 2019, however, the program yielded […]

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Irish genre film ‘Wolf’, set to star Barry Keoghan, receives backing from Screen Ireland in latest funding round

The film is written and directed by Nathalie Biancheri.Irish actor Barry Keoghan, whose credits includeThe Killing of a Sacred Deer, American Animals, and the Emmy-nominated series Chernobyl , is in talks to star in Nathalie Biancheri’s Wolf, a high-concept arthouse drama about a boy who believes he is a wolf. It is being produced by […]

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Sundance London Sets 2019 Dates, Returns To Picturehouse Central

Sundance London will return to the UK capital for a fifth edition from May 30 – June 2, 2019.The Sundance Film Festival offshoot will once again be held at Picturehouse Central by Piccadilly Circus. This year’s event screened 12 features from the Utah festival, including surprise film American Animals.The programme featured the UK premieres of […]

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‘The Favourite’ Dominates the British Independent Film Awards

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” definitely lived up to its name at the British Independent Film Awards on Sunday, where it won 10 awards, including best director, best screenplay and best British independent film of 2018.The awards were handed out at Old Billingsgate in London.Lanthimos’ twisted period piece won in a category whose other nominees were […]

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‘The Favourite’ Leads the Field in the British Independent Film Award Nominations

Yorgos Lanthimos’ acclaimed period drama “The Favourite,” and Bart Layton’s heist movie “American Animals,” have landed the most British Independent Film Award nominations this year, with 13 and 11 apiece. “You Were Never Really Here” also put in a strong showing with 8 noms.Bifa has made strides to ensure its voters for its awards are […]

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‘The Favourite’ leads 2018 Bifa nominations

Yorgos Lanthimos comedy to compete against American Animals, Beast, Disobedience and You Were Never Really Here.The nominations for the 2018 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) were revealed today (October 31), with Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite leading the field with 13 nominations.The historical comedy is up for best British independent film, best director and best screenplay. […]

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‘The Favourite’ Leads the Field in the British Independent Film Award Nominations

Yorgos Lanthimos’ acclaimed period drama “The Favourite,” and Bart Layton’s heist movie “American Animals,” have landed the most British Independent Film Award nominations this year, with 13 and 11 apiece. “You Were Never Really Here” also put in a strong showing with 8 noms.Bifa has made strides to ensure its voters for its awards are […]

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Jim Cummings’ ‘Thunder Road’ Wins Deauville’s Grand Prize

Jim Cummings’s “Thunder Road” won the Grand Prize at the 44th edition of the Normandie-set Deauville American Film Festival.“Thunder Road” follows a broken cop who comes to grips with a death of his mom when giving a heartfelt eulogy at her funeral. The movie previously won the Grand Jury Award at South by Southwest. Paname […]

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New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘First Reformed’, ‘American Animals’

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) This week’s Blu-ray column features the best movie of the year! And also Avengers: Infinity War. Infinity War is the […]

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Ep. 470 – American Animals and Solo Post-Mortem (Guest: Alan Scherstuhl from The Village Voice)

David, Jeff, Kristy and Alan Scherstuhl discuss writer-director Bart Layton’s latest film American Animals starring Evan Peters, Blake Jenner, Ann Dowd and Barry Keoghan. Make sure to check out Alan’s review of American Animals at Village Voice as well as Kristy’s review at Riot Material. Lastly, David and Jeff conclude this episode with an ‘After […]

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