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Martial Arts films selection at the 3rd Terracotta Festival, London 5th - 8th May 2011

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TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL proudly present a selection of the best films coming from Asia featuring different styles Martial arts and a mix of legend actors and real life champions. 5th –  8th May 2011, Prince Charles Cinema, London.  LOST BLADESMAN –  is Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, based on the life story of  legendary General Guan Yu, historical figure of Three Kingdoms period, symbol of brotherhood and loyalty, worshiped by triads and poli...

Terracotta Far East Film Festival May 5th -8th 2011 Full line-up

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Running from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th May 2011, this year’s 14 films selected to represent the best in current Asian Cinema:    Opening Film: The Lost Bladesman (UK Premiere) – dir. Alan Mak and Felix Chong (co-writers, Infernal Affairs), China. Donnie Yen (Ip Man) as the legendary historical Three Kingdoms figure, Guan Yu. Hotel Black Cat (European Premiere) – dir. Herb Hsu (debut), Taiwan. Past traumas still linger with the eclectic residents at Hotel Black Cat. ...

Terracotta Far East Film Festival Line Up

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Terracotta Far East Film Festival May 5th -8th 2011 Full line-upRunning from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th May 2011, this year’s 14 films selected to represent the best in current Asian Cinema: Opening Film: The Lost Bladesman (UK Premiere) – dir. Alan Mak and Felix Chong (co-writers, Infernal Affairs), China. Donnie Yen (Ip Man) as the legendary historical Three Kingdoms figure, Guan Yu.Hotel Black Cat (European Premiere) – dir. Herb Hsu (debut), Taiwan. Past traumas still linger with the...

Two Korean films programmed and Korean actress Kim Kkobbi attending Terracotta Festival 2011

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We are proud to introduce in our Korean selection a mix of tense thriller and romantic comedy with impressive cartoons segments to the audience in the UK. Man of Vendetta  파괴된 사나이, Friday 8th May 19.35. A thriller directed by Woo Min-Ho about Pastor Ju Young-su (Kim Myung-min), a man of rock solid faith whose life is shattered when his 5-year-old daughter is kidnapped. He seeks God with desperate prayers for her safe return but to no avail. Feeling betrayed and distraught with ...

Masterclass with Tak Sakaguchi: Acting & Directing Action Films

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Tak Sakaguchi is coming to London to attend the 3rd Terracotta Festival on May 7th at Prince Charles Cinema. If you are an aspiring film maker, DOP, action choreographer, or someone interested in action films and how they are made, we are holding a FREE masterclass with action actor and director Tak Sakaguchi on Saturday May 7th,  12.00 - 12.50 Buy a ticket to any film at the festival and register for the masterclass for free. http://terracottafestival.com/events/2011/masterclass-...

Lost Bladesman to open the 3rd Terracotta Festival in London on May 5th

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We closed our festival last year with Bodyguards and Assassins, we open this year with another movie starring Donnie Yen. The Lost Bladesman will play at The Prince Charles Cinema on Thursday 5th May. Doors open at 20:15 ...

Terracotta Far East Film Festival

Premiere Asian movie festival in the UK, the Terracotta Far East Film Festival is back in London to present its third roundup of choice hand-picked films from the Far East.

Running from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th May 2011, this year’s 14 films selected to represent the best in current Asian Cinema at the Prince Charles Cinema, London, UK

 

Robert De Niro chats with Brian Williams at Tribeca

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Brian Williams, declined from being a juror at Tribeca Film Festival this year because he will be covering the Royal Wedding on April 29, 2011. BW: “How are you towards people if they recognize you in a Walgreen’s upstate, for example?” RD: “I don’t mind, sometimes people are very respectful, and they don’t recognize you. I usually just wave. If people see me on the street and say, “Hi Bob”, I usually just wave. I’m an introvert is someways, and in other ways, I am not.” BW: ...

Sidney Lumet: One Of The Greats

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  We lost one of the greats this past week. Sidney Lumet, a national treasure and the quintessential New York filmmaker (sorry, Woody Allen) died last week at the age of 86. In a career that spanned over 50 years in both live television and the big screen, Lumet was nominated for the Best Director Oscar four times and has left an indelible filmography of titles that are distinguished by their social relevancy and strong caliber of acting. Lumet’s most famous films were shot in and were ...

Tinsel & Tine's Quick Commentary on "Terri", "Living on Love Alone" and "Womb"

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Terri - Director, Azazel Jacobs / Featuring John C. Reilly Quick About: Terri, a low-keyed, pajama clad, kindhearted, over-sized kid (Jacob Wysocki) is coming of age in some woodsy middle America, expected to take care of his Alzheimer stricken Uncle and still get to school on time. Pleasing: The dark humor that always accompanies these types of slice of life, Indy dramas. More interesting than the relationship Terri develops with the school's Vice Principal (Reilly) is the...

East End Film Festival is turning 10 years old

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  EAST END FILM FESTIVAL TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY programme (Wednesday 27 April - Monday 2 May 2011) Since its first edition in 2001, East End Film Festival has grown to become one of the UK's largest film festivals. Last year's festival comprised over 200 screenings and events across 29 venues, reaching an audience of over 30,000 people - and this year East End Film Festival will celebrate itsTEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a programme that promises to be even bigger and better! Fro...

Poles Apart Again

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Probably the most successful of the still-sustained 'national' film festivals that flourish, with greater and lesser degrees of success in London and around the British Isles (dare I still call them that without fear of political uncorrectness?) is Kinoteka, which celebrated its 9th edition from 24th March to 13th April, 2011.(Since the German Film Weeks are now but a fond memory, this Polish filmic-extravaganza now surely takes the crown, in the face of all kinds of film 'festivals' that vie...

The full EEFF 2011 line up

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EEFF 2011 will open with the world premiere of The Libertines:There Are No Innocent Bystanders The EEFF is very proud to officially announce its full 2011 programme. Running from 27 April - 2 May, this year's tenth anniversary edition will open with the World Premiere of an all-access documentary about The Libertines, There Are No Innocent Bystanders. Other highlights include the UK Premiere of the new, digitally restored print of Taxi Driver introduced by Adrian Utley of Port...

All there is to DISCOVER!

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Innovative directorial visions, forerunning scripts, unconventional ways of presenting reality and all-stars cast. In the DISCOVERIES section we will present the newest projects of widely known filmmakers as well as the unknown beginners in the cinema industry. We discover the titles of directors from France, US, UK and Chile.   “Stone”, dir.John Curran     The majority of the films in the section has been awarded and appreciated at film...

OSCAR SEEKER WATCHES SHORT FILMS IN BALCHIK

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OSCAR SEEKER WATCHES SHORT FILMS IN BALCHIK Linda O. Olszewski – Head Acquisition Executive for Oscar Shorts theatrical, iTunes, VOD, TV and airline releases for the Academy Award nominated short films also known as Oscars will be part of the jury at IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival in Balchik. One of surprises of the Festival this year is the all-female jury. The jury members are chosen to represent the female empowerment in film industry, which is perceived as a &...

Philadelphia CineFest Announces Film Lineup, Award Recognition and Festival Highlights

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Boasting a wide-ranging slate of documentaries, features and shorts guaranteed to appeal to film-lovers. The Philadelphia Cinema Alliance is excited to announce the full film lineup for CineFest 2011 - running Thursday, April 7 - Thursday, April 14 - along with opening night highlights, special award recognition to famed horror film director John Carpenter and the reintroduction of Action Asia. As previously announced, this year's festival lineup is bookended by comedic films lauded by atte...

83rd Oscar Wrap Up and Bryn Mawr Film Institute Oscar Party

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TO READ POST WITH ACCOMPANYING PICTURES VISIT TINSEL & TINE This excellent Oscar ice sculpture greeted the guests at the 3rd Annual Oscar Party and Simulcast at The Bryn Mawr Film Institute.  After which you had the choice of mingling in the lobby or mingling upstairs where the silent auction was taking place, and more importantly where a flat screen TV was set to Academy Awards red carpet! As happy as I was to receive press credentials and to be a part of this gathering of enthus...

Turkey's celluloid connections

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Did you know  the wooden horse from the 2004 film Troy, is preserved on the seafront at Çanakkale, Turkey?   ( The Trojan Horse was a wooden contraption  in which Greek soldiers hid to trick  the Trojans into opening their city gates, thus losing their long drawn out war. Helen,wife of King Menelaus of Sparta was "given" by the goddess Aphrodite  to Paris, who  was married and deeply in love with a nymph named Oenone, but left her for Helen. The Spartan queen eloped with ...

Berlin Film In Focus: WHATSOEVERLY

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  While some people in America may already be nostalgic for George W. Bush (do not count me in that group), one of the guilty pleasures that one could perhaps pine for was the former President’s odd use of the English language. Although he was educated at Harvard, he was prone to colloquialisms that were bad mashups of words that he kind of, sort of just made up. He shares this quality with the lead actor in the new Italian satirical comedy QUALUNQUEMENTE translated as WHATSOEVERL...

John Cassavetes director inspired by On the Bowery, a film

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On the Bowery, a film that inspired director John Cassavetes By Ron Gilbert This Oscar nominated film was considered very controversial when it was released but today we are fortunate to see the restored version in addition to a commentary on the making of On The Bowery by Michael Rogosin the son of the director. In 1956  the year  this film was made ,Dwight Eisenhower was president, Reverend  Martin Luther King  was heavily involved in racial integration in the South, Fidel...

John Cassavetes director inspired by On the Bowery,

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John Cassavetes director inspired by On the Bowery, a film On the Bowery, a film that inspired director John Cassavetes By Ron Gilbert This Oscar nominated film was considered very controversial when it was released but today we are fortunate to see the restored version in addition to a commentary on the making of On The Bowery by Michael Rogosin the son of the director. In 1956 the year this film was made ,Dwight Eisenhower was president, Reverend Martin Luther King was heavily involved in ...

Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards

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  AARP The Magazine to Recognize Film Icon Robert Redford With Lifetime Achievement Award at Its 10th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards in Los Angeles, Feb. 7th It's awards season and AARP The Magazine has once again picked the best films for the older audience with its annual Movies for Grownups® Awards. Robert Redford is the recipient of the Movies for Grownups Lifetime Achievement Award and Tom Hooper's The King's Speech nabbed this year's top honor for overall "Bes...

Film Forum: An Embrace of European Cinema

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  How fortunate are we film-crazy New Yorkers to have such a cinematic treasure as the Film Forum in our midst. The three-screen arthouse complex in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan has been an indispensable New York institution for over 40 years. As the only remaining independent not-for-profit arthouse theater (in a city that used to be pocketed with them), the Film Forum presents an enviable mix of the classic and the obscure, the heralded and the newly discovered. The le...

Writers Guild of America Nominations

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  The Writers Guild of America, the most prestigious membership organization for television and film writers, announced its nominations this week for top scribes of the year. The nominees, an indicator of the Oscar nods due later this month, are not without controversy. Several of the year's most celebrated films have had their scripts disqualified due to the WGA's convoluted "minimum basic agreement" rules. The injunctions are rather hard to explain but disqualify film scrip...

WGA Video Game Writer Noms -- Yes, We Do Care

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By Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent in about 10 years, ten months or ten minutes we will all care about the WGA's Video Game Writer nominees, depending on how much further games eclipse movies in revenue totals. Movies may have BO, but games smell like money. Video Game Writers will one day get their due.Until then, the WGA nominees for Video Games are:Still Nameless: But What a Sexy Statue 2011 WRITERS GUILD AWARDSVIDEOGAME WRITING NOMINEES DO MATTER! The winner of this year’s...

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