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Liam Heffernan

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Oscar and film awards expert. American Beauty, Grease and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre are prominent DVDs on my shelf.
For the first time this season a film has won more than one significant best picture award, and the honour goes to Call Me By Your Name. The coming of age film won three awards including Best Actor and Best Director,...
If the NYFCC has taught us anything about this season, it's that there are only three consistent results - Coco in animated feature, Willem Dafoe in Supporting Actor (The Florida Project) and Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread screenplay. See all the winners...
The National Board of Review have announced their annual award winners, and it could be a game changer. In a year where no discernible frontrunner had emerged, Steven Spielberg's The Post has arrived, winning Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress. It...
The National Board of Review could be the award that definitively changes the shape of this year's race. For the first time this season, Steven Speilberg's The Post has burst on to the scene, followed by a wave of critical acclaim...
The Gotham Awards have been announced, and it was a good result for both Call Me By Your Name and Get Out. The former won the top prize and Breakthrough Actor, while the unlikely horror underdog won Breakthrough Director and Best...
Get Out is doing nothing to damage its chances this awards season, as it leads this year's Gotham Awards with four nominations including Best Feature. The independent production has been touted as a possible outside contender for the Academy Awards...
The Toronto Film Festival have announced their annual awards, and thrown a major spanner in the works as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri wins the People's Choice Award, putting it firmly on the map this season. All of the award winners...
The last few years have seen record numbers of entries from foreign language films. Last year Asghar Farhadi won his second Academy Award for The Salesman, five years after Iran's first win in this category for A Separation Below are all of...
Movie adaptations of Stephen King novels are nothing new, but expectation in the recent IT remake has been off the charts following early rave reviews. At the center of the story is evil clown Pennywise, played by Bill Skarsgard. His...
The 2017 Venice Film Festival has drawn to a close with their annual awards, as Guillermo del Toro took top honours for his latest film The Shape of Water. CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE AWARDS SEASON CALENDAR The full list of award...
For the past three years the Oscars have been plagued with controversy over their lack of diversity and minority representation. It's almost a tradition that #OscarsSoWhite overruns social media throughout February each year. Recent films including 2017 Best Picture winner Moonlight...
If every Oscar nominated director was ranked by fame and notoriety, Alexander Payne would surely feature near the bottom. The 46 year old hardly has the box office bankability of Speilberg, Tarantino or Scorsese, but as another awards season...
Many think the road to the Oscars begins in Toronto, and officially they're right. However, when a studio presents an exclusive screening of their latest film to Academy members it sends a pretty clear message. Dunkirk has been praised magnanimously...
The British Independent Film Awards have been steadily growing in reputation, credibility and influence over the years. The brainchild of the team behind Raindance, BIFA shamelessly celebrates British cinema with the same enthusiasm as BAFTA but perhaps with more...
Yesterday's shock Hollywood announcement came from the one man who notoriously avoids the spotlight, but is nonetheless one of cinema's most successful and lauded working actors. But not for long, confirmed his agent, as the three time Oscar winner is...
Though the Cannes Film Festival is often regarded as the biggest stage for world cinema to be acknowledged, this year has a decidedly English-speaking vibe to it. Sofia Coppola won the prestigious Best Director prize for The Beguiled, a civil war...
The Cannes Film Festival is one of the most important events on the film calendar, and generally considered the first big awards platform. However, it's easy to feel a little left out of the loop when it comes to...
Via AMPAS For a second consecutive year, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars® telecast and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 90th Academy Awards®...

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Adrift

Reviewer: Philip Price Director: Baltasar Kormákur Stars: Elizabeth Hawthorne, Grace Palmer, Jeffrey Thomas, Sam Claflin, Shailene Woodley Released: June 29th, 2018 To properly assess Adrift, the latest lost in the wild adventure, it...

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George Clooney To Direct Sci-Fi Film ‘Echo’

Following on from Suburbicon earlier this year, Deadline is reporting that George Clooney is about to helm his next film and this time the director...