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    BFI London Film Festival Diary Day 6: 'Labor Day,' 'The Selfish Giant,' 'Of Good Report' & More

    It's not the coolest thing to admit in certain circles, but I'm an unrepentant fan of Jason Reitman's work. Though his debut "Thank You For Smoking" was uneven (though a little fun), his three subsequent films have shown him to be a fine director of actors, and to have a real command of tone, and I ...

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    BFI London Film Festival Diary Day 5: 'The Double,' 'We Are The Best!,' 'Nobody's Daughter Haewon' & More

    In the run up to its release, I was absolutely champing at the bit to see "Submarine," the debut feature from British comedian Richard Ayoade. I'd been a huge fan of the comic's breakthrough work on "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace," the buzz was electric, it appeared to tick all the right boxes in terms...

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    BFI London Film Fest Diary Day 4: 'All Is Lost,' 'Mistaken For Strangers,' 'Jodorowsky's Dune' & More

    You could speculate about the reasons for it, but few could deny that there's something in the air involving survival narratives. Last year saw "The Grey," "Life Of Pi" and "Kon-Tiki" premiere to acclaim, and right now, Sandra Bullock's battle against the void of space in "Gravity" has led to rave r...

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    BFI London Film Festival Diary Day 3: 'Nebraska,' 'Starred Up,' 'A Touch Of Sin' & More

    The big gala on the first Friday of the BFI London Film Festival was for Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" [D+], which heads up the LFF's Journey strand (last year's major innovation saw the festival split into multiple themed sections, mostly named after verbs for some reason—Laugh, Dare, Debate, Thrill...

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    BFI London Film Fest Diary Day 1: 'Captain Philips,' 'The Congress,' 'Bertolucci On Bertolucci' & More

    Even with the New York Film Festival still ongoing for a few more days, the international festival circuit isn't pausing for breath: Wednesday saw the kick off of the 57th BFI London Film Festival across the pond. After a fairly rocky start under new director Clare Stewart last year, the U.K.'s bigg...

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    Sir Christopher Lee Will Receive A BFI Fellowship

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson joined Sir Christopher Lee in celebrating Lee's upcoming British Film Institute Fellowship. Lee is best known for his roles as Count Dracula and Saruman in the "Lord of the Rings" franchise, in which he can next be seen when the second and third installments of "...

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    BFI London Film Festival Announces Full Lineup; 'Under the Skin' and 'Tracks' Among Additions

    Set to run October 9 through 20, the BFI London Film Festival has just revealed the full roster of cinematic selections that will be playing at the event, which is now in its 57th year and will play host to some 234 fiction and documentary features, including 22 world premieres. As previously announ...

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    Paul Greengrass' 'Captain Phillips,' Starring Tom Hanks, to Open 57th BFI London Film Festival

    Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips" will open the 57th BFI London Film Festival on October 9. Greengrass and star Tom Hanks, who plays the eponymous real-life cargo ship captain who contended with Somali pirates, are scheduled to attend the festival's screening.

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    'Captain Phillips' to Open BFI London Film Festival; Tom Hanks and Paul Greengrass to Attend

    The BFI London Film Festival announced today their 57th event will open with Paul Greengrass' "Captain Phillips." Starring Tom Hanks as the titular captain whose vessel is threatened by Somali Pirates, the true story is expected to be a major player this awards season. Both Greengrass and Hanks are ...

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    BFI London Film Festival Announces 2013 Dates

    The 57th BFI London Film Festival will run from October 9-20, 2013. The fest is now accepting submissions, and will announce the full lineup in September.

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