• Thelma Schoonmaker: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ is 'not Goodfellas' (exclusive)
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    Sam Ashurst

    Thelma Schoonmaker: Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ is 'not Goodfellas' (exclusive)

    And it’s doing something no-one’s ever seen before.

  • BAFTA 2019 nominations: The biggest snubs and surprises
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    Sam Ashurst

    BAFTA 2019 nominations: The biggest snubs and surprises

    Black Panther, Mary Poppins and Oliver Hardy all have reasons to be upset.

  • Daniel Kaluuya made an important point in his BAFTAs acceptance speech
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    Hanna Flint

    Daniel Kaluuya made an important point in his BAFTAs acceptance speech

    The British actor spoke about the importance of arts funding while collecting his EE RIsing Star award on Sunday night.

  • BAFTAs 2017: The biggest snubs and surprises
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    Mike P Williams

    BAFTAs 2017: The biggest snubs and surprises

    With awards season in full swing, it was the turn of the Brits last night to take their time in the limelight at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards last night. Who were the big winners and losers of the night?

  • BAFTA bosses are very concerned about a deluge of anti-Trump speeches
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    Gregory Wakeman

    BAFTA bosses are very concerned about a deluge of anti-Trump speeches

    The current political climate is so tribal and partisan that it has encouraged Hollywood’s finest to use the platform awards season affords them to voice their views. If recent speeches at the Golden Globes and SAG awards are anything to go by, anti-Trump sentiments are likely to pepper the upcoming BAFTA Awards on February 12, and it’s now been revealed that organisers are deeply concerned about the potential deluge of protests.

  • La La Land is the joyous, vibrant film we need in 2017
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    Ben Skipper

    La La Land is the joyous, vibrant film we need in 2017

    In pole position for this year’s prize is ‘La La Land’, a film arriving as much-needed respite following the many shocks, horrors and uncertainties of 2016. ‘La La Land’ is a mug of hot chocolate after getting caught in a sleet storm. It’s a sincere homage to a bygone Hollywood era, and so there are certainly similarities to be drawn with another Oscar-winner – ‘The Artist’, but none favour the 2012 Best Picture winner. What undoes Michel Hazanavicius’ well-meaning ode to silent movies is its knowing winks, and a single line of illusion-cracking dialogue. ‘La La Land’ by contrast is a wholehearted and true resurrection of a long-forgotten form which pays tribute in all the right ways, but is contemporary also, making the genre work for modern audiences but never trampling its legacy.