Tag Archives: London Film Festival

“We Need to Talk About Kevin” takes top prize at BFI London – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Interesting developments out of London, where Lynne Ramsay’s provocative parental drama “We Need to Talk About Kevin” took home the Best Film prize at the BFI London Film Festival Wednesday night. Ramsay’s film — which has amassed a strong critical following with screenings at Cannes, Telluride and[...]

George Clooney in London supporting “Ides,” “Descendants” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Despite claims to the contrary (that were made by confused festival organizers), George Clooney intends to be very visible during the BFI London Film Festival in support of his two Oscar-worthy films, “The Ides of March” and “The Descendants.” A release suggested otherwise, saying Clooney’s commitments could have[...]

“Wuthering Heights” sets mood with new U.K. trailer – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Andrea Arnold’s “Wuthering Heights,” an adaptation of Emily Bronte’s classic novel, bowled over critics attending the Venice Film Festival, with comparisons made to the moody, patient works of Terrence Malick (high praise, indeed). The movie came back down to earth a tad in Toronto, where other critics[...]

BFI London fest programs “W.E.,” “Shame,” “Ides” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Those who have been paying attention to the screening schedules in Telluride, Toronto and Venice will recognize several of the titles playing this year’s BFI London Film Festival, which unveiled its full slate this morning. For example, George Clooney will bring his political thriller “The Ides of March”[...]

Rachel Weisz closing London Film Fest, as well, with “Deep Blue Sea” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: This year’s BFI London Film Festival has a fondness for Rachel Weisz. We already knew the Oscar-winning actress was opening the BFI London Film Festival this October with her new drama “360,” from her “Constant Gardener” director Fernando Mereilles. But Weisz seems eager to place her[...]

BFI London selects Meirelles’ “360” as opener – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Fernando Meirelles’ latest film “360” will open the 55tht BFI London Film Festival, it was revealed this morning. The film will have its European premiere in London after screening at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Working from a screenplay by Oscar nominee Peter Morgan (“The[...]

Danny Boyle honored at London Film Festival

HollywoodNews.com: Director Danny Boyle has been made a BFI fellow at the London Film Festival. The filmmaker’s new movie ‘127 Hours’ will be closing the festival on October 28 and Boyle, 54, who directed ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ said he feels like ‘the runt of the litter’ of those who have previously[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Brits honor Boyle, “Secretariat” targets faith-based crowds

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. “127 Hours” director Danny Boyle will receive the BFI Fellowship next month, the highest accolade handed out by the British Film Institute. Boyle’s film also is competing with Mike Leigh’s[...]

Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” confirmed for Toronto, London film fests

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: For those who had lingering doubts as to whether or not Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” had any intentions of entering the 2010 Oscar race, this news should put them to rest. Boyle’s drama, about mountain climber Aron Ralston (James Franco) and the hours he spent trapped under a[...]