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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ ‘Mank’ & ‘Tenet’ Among Early 2021 BAFTA Award Winners

This year the 2021 BAFTA Awards for Film were split over two nights. The first ceremony centered on eight awards for both below-the-line and short film categories. By the end of the one-hour event, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and were already big winners.Read More: “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman” and “Rocks” lead 2021 BAFTA Award nominationsCostume […]

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How BAFTA Nominee ‘Rocks’ Became a Groundbreaking Vision of Black Girls Coming of Age

While the British coming-of-age story “Rocks” hasn’t been a part of the Oscar season conversation, the BAFTAs are a different story. The movie is nominated for eight awards at this Sunday’s ceremony, and has been available on Netflix since earlier this year. Although directed by Sarah Gavron (“Suffragette”), the key figures behind this acclaimed project […]

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Reconditioning the kitchen sink: is British film emerging from its ‘posh phase’?

This year, in films such as Perfect 10, Lynn + Lucy and County Lines, working-class lives are once again making it on to the big screen. But in an industry dominated by the privately educated, can they avoid being tainted with middle-class misapprehensions?There are working-class heroes and there are unsung heroes. Take Lucy Pardee, the […]

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British Independent Film Award Noms Led by ‘Saint Maud,’ ‘His House,’ ‘Calm with Horses’

The 2020 British Independent Film Awards nominations were revealed Wednesday morning by British actors Holliday Grainger (“The Borgias”) and Micheal Ward (“Lovers Rock”). Leading the list of nominees this year is Rose Glass’ horror movie “Saint Maud” with an impressive 17 nominations. A24 has U.S. distribution rights, but canceled a spring 2020 release due to […]

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‘Saint Maud,’ ‘His House,’ ‘Rocks’ Lead British Independent Film Awards Nominations

Rose Glass’ psychological horror “Saint Maud” leads the charge at the 2020 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) with 17 nominations.“Saint Maud” is up for best British independent film, screenplay and director, and also features in the debut categories — producer, director and screenwriter. Morfydd Clark is nominated for best actress and Jennifer Ehle for supporting […]

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Toronto Film Festival Sets Sarah Gavron, Julie Delpy Films for Platform Section

Sarah Gavron’s “Rocks,” Julie Delpy’s “My Zoe,” Alice Winocur’s “Proxima” and Darius Marder’s “Sound of Metal” are among the 10 films that will make up the competitive Platform section at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, Tiff organizers announced on Wednesday.“Rocks,” a coming-of-age story of a teenage girl living alone with her younger brother in […]

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