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    Exclusive: 'Sightseers' Writers/Stars Alice Lowe & Steve Oram Planning Directorial Debuts

    To much of the world, the stars and writers of "Sightseers" are still only vaguely familiar at best. Alice Lowe was perhaps the best known, thanks to being one of the principle cast members of the cult comedy classic "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace," and for an appearance in "Hot Fuzz," while Steve Oram...

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    LFF Review: Richard Dormer Shines In Touching & Uplifting Punk Rock Terri Hooley Biopic 'Good Vibrations'

    We’re introduced to Terry Hooley (Richard Dormer) when he’s just five years old, playing in the front garden of his Belfast home. When one of the other children he has been arguing with slingshots a stone at his face, Terry becomes Terri – with one i.

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    LFF Review: Rolling Stones Doc 'Crossfire Hurricane' Is Little More Than A Familiar Nostalgia Trip

    There’s been the little-seen “Charlie Is My Darling” and “Cocksucker Blues,” Jean-Luc Godard’s “Sympathy for the Devil,” 1970’s Altamont-focused “Gimme Shelter,” Julien Temple’s “Stones at the Max” and Martin Scorsese’s “Shine a Light,” and that’s just scratching the surface when it comes to documen...

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    'Hyde Park' Comes Home to London: Bill Murray Thanks Audience For Olympics, Threatens to Kidnap UK Crew

    "Why don't you take off your coats, because I'm going to go on for a little while," actor Bill Murray said as he took the stage at the BFI London Film Festival to help introduce the European premiere of Roger Michell's "Hyde Park on Hudson." The film -- while set in H...

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    LFF Review: Stephen Graham & Mark Strong Impress In Generic But Powerful Cop Thriller 'Blood'

    The history of the British police movie is not a glorious one. Perhaps it's because (for the most part) UK coppers aren't allowed to carry firearms, which somewhat reduces the capacity for squib-happy action sequences. Or maybe it's the lack of glamorous locations for said shootouts, which can hardl...

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    LFF Review: Strong Performances Carry An Otherwise Pedestrian 'Zaytoun'

    How affected you are by the closing scenes of "Zaytoun" may depend on your pre-existing knowledge of the Lebanese Civil War and the Israeli incursion in the country. Nothing’s spelled out in "Zaytoun" other than pointing out the date and location -- Beirut, 1982 -- but that...

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    LFF Review: 'My Brother The Devil' A Fresh & Exciting Take On The Familiar Urban Crime Drama

    British urban drama is fast becoming a crowded genre. It seems that every couple of months there’s a movie released depicting issues of drug abuse, violence and poverty in the council estates of one of London’s many recession hit suburbs. Well, in UK cinemas that is. Not many make it out...

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    Exclusive: Jacques Audiard Says English-Language Western Might Be Next, Wants James Murphy To Write Songs For Musical Project

    The emergence of French filmmaker Jacques Audiard on the world scene has been one of the great cinematic pleasures of the last decade or so. Although he's been in the business for years (winning the Cesar for best debut for 1994's "See How They Fall"), it was 2005's excellent "The Beat That My Heart...

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    LFF Review: Saudi Arabian Film 'Wadjda' Is A Phenomenal Debut From An Exciting New Talent

    The cinematic revolution in the Middle East over the last few of decades, led principally by a generation of Iranian filmmakers who've flourished creatively despite restrictions placed on them by the regime, hasn't necessarily carried over to every region. Saudi Arabia, for instance, is hardly known...

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    10 Highlights Of The BFI London Film Festival Line-Up

    The early months of fall are pretty much stacked with film festivals. From the end of August, when Venice and Telluride kick off the season, to the prestigious and star-studded selections at Toronto and New York in September and October, to the increasingly important AFI and Rome film festivals, glo...

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