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Kat Kourbeti

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Kat is a film critic and novelist based in London. She makes video blogs about film on her YouTube channel, Cinescapist TV, and contrary to what her accent might suggest, is not from North America. You can follow her on Twitter and Letterboxd @kourkat.
Movie Marker's Kat Kourbeti caught up with acclaimed director Phyllida Lloyd at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival, just as her production of JULIUS CAESAR at the Donmar Theatre with an all-female cast hits screens on Wednesday July 12th. KK:...
Hirokazu Koreeda's magnificent After The Storm is out in cinemas today (read our review here). We got the opportunity to email our questions across to Mr Koreeda, who answered them and fired them back to us all the way from...
Movie Marker’s Kat Kourbeti chats to Tamer Hassan, producer and co-star of Bitter Harvest. Mild spoilers ahead, beware! Congratulations on the film - tell me about how you got involved in it. It was an interesting project, and a tough one...
Movie Marker’s Kat Kourbeti talks to Ian Ihnatowycz, producer of Bitter Harvest. You’re a first time film producer - how’s that experience been for you? Extraordinary, great learning experience. I realised just how little I knew about filmmaking, but it’s been...
Movie Marker’s Kat Kourbeti sat down with Samantha Barks and Max Irons, stars of Bitter Harvest, for an open and frank interview about the film and its implications on a larger scale. What were your feelings coming into this project? SB:...
Reviewer: Kat Kourbeti Director: George Mendeluk Stars: Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp, Tamer Hassan, Barry Pepper, Aneurin Barnard. Starring Les Miserables' Samantha Barks and The Riot Club's Max Irons, Bitter Harvest brings to light a painful part of Ukrainian history:...
Reviewer: Kat Kourbeti Director: Amma Asante Stars: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton Certificate: 12A Screening at London Film Festival on 5th, 6th, and 11th October - red carpet streaming LIVE on Facebook on 5/10! There is palpable excitement in the air...
With just 3 days to go until the 60th BFI London Film Festival begins, Kat Kourbeti picks her top 5 from the festival's illustrious lineup. Like Freda before me, I had a hard time picking just five films out of this...
The Violators is the debut feature film from novelist-turned-director Helen Walsh. You can read our review of the film here. Please be aware that there are spoilers for the end of the film towards the end of this interview. Proceed...
Reviewer: Kat Kourbeti Director: Helen Walsh Stars: Lauren McQueen, Brogan Ellis, Stephen Lord Certificate: 15 Out on DVD and digital on 25 July 2016. Special features include: deleted scenes, director & cast interviews, trailer. Set in the post-industrial wasteland surrounding a Northern council estate, The Violators...
The White King is an adaptation of György Dragomán's award winning Hungarian novel. Shot entirely on location in Hungary, the film follows Djata, a 12-year-old boy coming to grips with his father’s imprisonment by the totalitarian state he calls...
Reviewer: Kat Kourbeti Director: Chad Hartigan Stars: Craig Robinson, Carla Juri, Lina Keller, Markees Christmas Certificate: tbc Screening at Sundance London on 3rd and 5th of June In a heartwarming but confused coming-of-age story, Morris Gentry (Christmas), 13, has just moved to Heidelberg in Germany...
Reviewer: Kat Kourbeti Director: Todd Solondz Stars: Julie Delpy, Tracy Letts, Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn Certificate: tbc Screening at Sundance London on 3rd and 4th of June Not to be confused with the other wiener movie screening at Sundance London this year...

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Solo: A Star Wars Story #Cannes2018

Director: Ron Howard Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover Released: 25th May 2018 - Reviewed at Cannes Film Festival 2018 Reviewer: Rehna Azim Solo is the only major...

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