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    James McAvoy on Getting 'Filth'-y for a Career Redefining Performance

    If you consider James McAvoy to be a heartthrob, get ready to have your heart broken.

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    Springboard: Jack O’Connell, Star of 'Starred Up' And Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken,' On Why He Won’t Sell Out to Hollywood

    At 23, Jack O’Connell has been a mainstay in British cinema for close to a decade, but he's about to break out in a big way.

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    BFI Responds to Cannes Film Festival Announcement

    After this week's announcement of the Cannes Film Festival Competition and Un Certain Regard Lineups, Ben Roberts, Director of the BFI Film Fund made a statement about the British filmmakers included in the exclusive list

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    Review: Why 'Alan Partridge' Isn’t Just For Steve Coogan Fans

    Who is Alan Partridge? Few Americans may know, but Partridge is something of a comic icon across the pond.

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    Why British Film Is in the Middle of an Indie Renaissance

    What leaps to mind when you think "British film"? Is it all tea and crumpets, Jane Austen costume dramas, and genteel swearing by the King? With maybe some Cockney gangsters thrown in for spice?

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    Watch: Nicolas Roeg and the Brit Perv Directors in the 'Film Snob's Dictionary'

    "Every time you see A-list genitalia on screen, you have Nick Roeg and the Brit pervs to thank," according to this snappy video, which is entry #406 in Vanity Fair's "Film Snob's Dictionary."

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    Toronto: How 'Philomena' and 'A Field in England' Represent Two Tendencies In British Cinema

    Two British films, "A Field in England" and "Philomena" (both playing at the Toronto Film Festival), use comedy to depict real historical events. While they couldn't be more different from each other, together they demonstrate the great and many traditions of British comedy.

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    Telluride Film Festival Review: 'Starred Up' Is a Moving Father-Son Drama Masquerading as a Brutal Prison Exposé

    Prison dramas tend to invite the expectations of intense, dangerous scenarios filled with violent confrontations and vulgar spats. British director David Mackenzie's gradually affecting "Starred Up" has all those ingredients but uses them for more precise means that merely revealing the harsh nature...

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    Uncompromising New British Talent: 2013 Jarman Awards

    Now in its fifth edition, the Film London Jarman Award continues to offer funding and exposure to up-and-coming talent in the U.K. The mission of this young program is to exalt and promote the use of the moving image in non-conventional ways that break the boundaries of w...

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