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BAFTA 2016 Nominations: Ceremony – February 14th 2016

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  1. Best Film

The Big Short

A portrait of the “weirdos” who profited from the 2008 financial collapse, based on the bestselling book by Michael Lewis.

Bridge of Spies

Steven Spielberg’s latest is a Cold War thriller in which Tom Hanks’ New York lawyer is sent to East Berlin to defend an American pilot held by the Soviets.

Carol

Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel, this romantic drama stars Rooney Mara as a young photographer who falls in love with a glamorous older woman (Cate Blanchett).

The Revenant

In this gritty period endurance drama, Leonardo DiCaprio plays a 19th century fur-trapper left for dead in a frozen wilderness.

Spotlight

This gripping dramatization of The Boston Globe’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church stars Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo.

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

The Breaking Bad star plays blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in this McCarthy-era biopic.

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Redmayne plays the title role in this sensitive portrait of Lili Elbe, a transgender Danish painter who was one of the earliest patients to undergo sex reassignment surgery

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Five-time Oscar nominee DiCaprio clearly had his eyes on an award when he chose the role of Hugh Glass, a 19th-century fur trapper fighting for his life in the icy American West.

Matt Damon, The Martian

Stranded on the red planet with a diminishing supply of food and water, Matt Damon’s botanist-turned-astronaut somehow manages to keep his sense of humour.

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Fassbender’s unflattering portrayal of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was met with widespread critical acclaim, but failed to find an audience at the box office.

Best Actress

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

The Swedish actress plays Gerda Wegener, an artist from Copenhagen whose husband is Lili Elbe, one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery

Brie Larson, Room

Rising indie queen Brie Larson is hugely affecting as the kidnapped mother forced to raise her child in a single room, in this adaptation of the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue.

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Playing the titular Carol, an unhappy, divorcing woman who falls instantly in love with Rooney Mara’s department store assistant, Blanchett is an exquisite mass of juxtapositions: elegant and haughty; scared and vulnerable.

Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Moving from riches to rags, Maggie Smith took a break from playing Downton Abbey’s Dowager Duchess to star as a bag-lady in Nicholas Hytner’s comedy, adapted from a stage-play of the same name. Smith’s role is inspired by the real-life woman who moved into playwright Alan Bennett’s driveway for more than a decade, where she lived in a rusting yellow van.

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan gives easily the most mature performance of her career as a young Irish woman persuaded to move to New York from her home in rural Ireland.

Best Director

Adam McKay, The Big Short

Anchorman director McKay proved himself capable of a more serious kind of comedy with this dark financial satire, following a group of awkward hedge fund managers during the 2007 financial crisis.

Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies

Spielberg’s Cold War drama starred Mark Rylance as a Russian spy, and Tom Hanks as the lawyer negotiating to exchange him for a captured US pilot, in a loose retelling of the 1960 U-2 incident, in which American Francis Gary Powers’s plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.

Todd Haynes, Carol

Haynes has won widespread acclaim for his stylish, sumptuous adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 lesbian love story, The Price of Salt.

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Drawing on hard science with wit and panache, Scott produced his best sci-fi picture since Blade Runner with this tale of a Mars-bound botanist.

Alejandro G Iñárritu, The Revenant

Iñárritu, who won a Best Director Oscar in 2014 with Birdman, went more than $70 million over-budget while shooting this frost-bitten period survival drama. To capture the film’s brutal landscape, he insisted on only filming with natural light.

Best Supporting Actor

Benicio Del Toro, Sicario

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

WINNER: MARK RYLANCE (Bridge of Spies)

Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Julie Walters, Brooklyn

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Rooney Mara, Carol

WINNER: KATE WINSLET (Steve Jobs)

Outstanding British Film

45 Years

Amy

Brooklyn

The Danish Girl

Ex Machina

The Lobster

WINNER: BROOKLYN

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Alex Garland, director, Ex Machina

Debbie Tucker Green, writer/director, Second Coming

Naji Abu Nowar, writer/director, Rupert Lloyd, producer, Theeb

Sean McAllister, director/producer, Elhum Shakerifar, producer, A Syrian Love Story

WINNNER: THEEB

Documentary

Amy

Cartel Land

He Named Me Malala

Listen to Me Marlon

Sherpa

Stephen Fingleton, writer/director, The Survivalist

Animated Film

Inside Out

Minions

Shaun the Sheep Movie

WINNER: INSIDE OUT

Film not in the English Language

The Assassin

Force Majeure

Theeb

Timbuktu

Wild Tales

WINNER: WILD TALES

Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies, Matthew Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Ex Machina, Alex Garland

The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino

Inside Out, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve

Spotlight, Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

WKNNER: SPOTLIGHT

Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short, Adam McKay, Charles Randolph

Brooklyn, Nick Hornby

Carol, Phyllis Nagy

Room, Emma Donoghue

Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin

WINNER: The Big Short

Original Music

Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carsten Nicolai, The Revenant

Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario

John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Cinematography

Janusz Kamiński, Bridge of Spies

Ed Lachman, Carol

John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

Roger Deakins, Sicario

Editing

Hank Corwin, The Big Short

Michael Kahn, Bridge of Spies

Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road

Pietro Scalia, The Martian

Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant

Production Design

Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo, Bridge of Spies

Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler, Carol

Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson, Mad Max: Fury Road

Arthur Max, Celia Bobak, The Martian

Rick Carter, Darren Gilford, Lee Sandales, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Costume Design

Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Brooklyn

Sandy Powell, Carol

Sandy Powell, Cinderella

Paco Delgado, The Danish Girl

Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road

WINNER: JENNY BEAVAN (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Sound

Drew Kunin, Richard Hymns, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Bridge of Spies

Scott Hecker, Chris Jenkins, Mark Mangini, Ben Osmo, Gregg Rudloff, David White, Mad Max: Fury Road

Paul Massey, Mac Ruth, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor, The Martian

Lon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom, The Revenant

David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Matthew Wood, Stuart Wilson, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Special Visual Effects

Ant-Man, Jake Morrison, Greg Steele, Dan Sudick, Alex Wuttke

Ex Machina, Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst

Mad Max: Fury Road, Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Tom Wood, Andy Williams

The Martian, Chris Lawrence, Tim Ledbury, Richard Stammers, Steven Warner

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan

WINNER: STAR WARS: THE FPRCE AWAKENS

The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Bel Powley

Brie Larson

Dakota Johnson

John Boyega

Taron Egerton

WINNDER: JOHN BOYEGA

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Here’s What’s Coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Now TV, and MUBI for August 2018

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Between the increasing number of streaming platforms in our lives, there’s far too much great entertainment being released day after day for any sane person to keep track of. 

There’s streaming giant Netflix, the curated offerings of MUBI, all the latest releases on NOW TV, and online video emporium Amazon Prime. There’s something for everyone, on demand, just waiting to be selected. What a time to be alive!

But that doesn’t help when you’re looking for something to wile away the evening with, so let us lighten the load and make your viewing choice that little bit easier with our weekly updated round-up of everything being added to your favourite platform.

Wednesday, August 1st

  • The Bold Type: Season 2 (new episode)
  • Casual: Season 4

Friday, August 3rd

  • Marvel’s Clock and Dagger: Season 1 (new episode)

Monday, August 6th

  • Preacher: Season 3 (new episode)

Wednesday, August 8th

  • The Bold Type: Season 2 (new episode)

Monday, August 13th

  • Preacher: Season 3 (new episode)

Friday, August 17th

  • All or Nothing: Manchester City

 

Thursday, August 2nd

  • Meteors

Saturday, August 4th

  • Purple Butterfly

Sunday, August 5th

  • Le Fort de Fous

Monday, August 6th

  • Berlin: Symphony of a Great City

Thursday, August 9th

  • The Stairs

Friday, August 10th

  • Certified Copy

Saturday, August 11th

  • Summer Palace

Sunday, August 12th

  • Vengeance

Monday, August 13th

  • A Cambodian Spring

Wednesday, August 15th

  • Historytelling

Thursday, August 16th

  • The Art of Speech

Friday, August 17th

  • Djon Africa

Saturday, August 18th

  • Love and Bruises

Sunday, August 19th

  • Mad Detective

 

Wednesday, August 1st

  • All I See Is You
  • Becoming Champions: Season 1
  • The Boy
  • Casino Tycoon
  • A Chinese Odyssey (Part I)
  • A Chinese Odyssey (Part II)
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Cocaine Coast: Season 1
  • Discovery of Love: Season 1
  • Doubles Cause Troubles
  • Edge of Fear
  • A Few Less Men
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • Hero
  • History of Joy
  • Infernal Affairs
  • Infernal Affairs II
  • Infernal Affairs III
  • Initial D
  • Invisible
  • Jason Bourne
  • Justice, My Foot!
  • Kaaliyan
  • Kaattu
  • Kuppivala

  • Lechmi
  • Legend of The Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
  • Little Dragon Maiden
  • Love In The Buff
  • Mahabharat
  • Melle
  • Minnaminugu the FireFly
  • Mississippi Burning
  • Monster-in-Law
  • Mythily Veendum Varunnu
  • Oru Vishsheshapetta Biryani Kissa
  • P Se PM Tak
  • QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 1
  • Regal Academy
  • Spy Game
  • Sudani from Nigeria
  • Switched: Season 1
  • Tikli and Laxmi Bomb
  • Touch of Evil
  • Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Thursday, August 2nd

  • Forever Chape
  • Meet the Blacks
  • Suits: Season 8 (new episode)

Friday, August 3rd

  • Brij Mohan Amar Rahe
  • Cocaine Coast: Season 1
  • Dinotrux Supercharged: Season 3
  • Like Father
  • Marching Orders
  • Meteor Garden: Episodes 21 to 26
  • Shooter: Season 3 (new episode)

Saturday, August 4th

  • Bring It On: Fight to the Finish
  • Bring It On: In It to Win It
  • Flavors of Youth: International Version
  • Howard the Duck
  • Mr. Sunshine: Season 1 (new episode)
  • On Children
  • Pride & Prejudice (2006)
  • Tower Heist

Sunday, August 5th

  • Loving Vincent
  • Mr. Sunshine: Season 1 (new episode)

Monday, August 6th

  • Chesapeake Shores: Season 3 (new episode)
  • Power: Season 5 (new episode)

Tuesday, August 7th

  • Better Call Saul: Season 4 (new episode)
  • Chennai Express
  • To the Beat

Thursday, August 9th

  • Equity
  • Last Vegas
  • Lone Survivor
  • The Most Unknown
  • Perdida
  • Suits: Season 8 (new episode)
  • Unforgotten: Season 2

Friday, August 10th

  • 72 Dangerous Animals: Asia
  • Afflicted: Season 1
  • All About The Washingtons: Season 1
  • Beyond the Clouds
  • The Birth Reborn
  • Demetri Martin: The Overthinker
  • Insatiable: Season 1
  • La Casa do Las Flores
  • Meteor Garden: Episodes 27 to 32
  • The Package
  • The Ponysitters Club: Season 1
  • Shooter: Season 3 (new episode)
  • Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 7
  • Zion

Saturday, August 11th

  • Mr. Sunshine: Season 1 (new episode)

Sunday, August 12th

  • Anjaan: Special Crimes Unit: Season 1
  • Mr. Sunshine: Season 1 (new episode)
  • My Little Pony: The Movie
  • The Party
  • Uncle: Season 3

Monday, August 13th

  • Chesapeake Shores: Season 3 (new episode)
  • Power: Season 5 (new episode)

Tuesday, August 14th

  • Better Call Saul: Season 4 (new episode)
  • Out of Thin Air

Wednesday, August 15th

  • Bioscope
  • Blackadder the Third
  • Blackadder Goes Forth
  • Comedy High School: Season 1
  • Devaraya
  • For Here or To Go?
  • Gotham: Season 4
  • Gurudu
  • Hurricane Bianca: From Russia With Hate
  • Man vs Wild with Sunny Leone: Season 1
  • Mere Papa Hero Hiralal: Season 1
  • Ouija
  • Public Schooled
  • Sudani from Nigeria
  • Swami Baba Ramdev: The Untold Story: Season 1

Thursday, August 16th

  • Endless Love
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • My Best Friend’s Girl
  • The Possession
  • Suits: Season 8 (new episode)

Friday, August 17th

  • 20th Century Women
  • Disenchantment: Season 1
  • Magic for Humans
  • Meteor Garden: Episodes 33 to 38
  • The Motive
  • Pinky Malinky
  • Shooter: Season 3 (new episode)
  • Spirit Riding Free: Season 6
  • Stay Here: Season 1
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Top of the Lake: Season 2
  • Ultraviolet: Season 1

Saturday, August 18th

  • Mr. Sunshine: Season 1 (new episode)

Sunday, August 19th

  • Mr. Sunshine: Season 1 (new episode)
  • Selfie From Hell
  • Saw: Legacy

 

Wednesday, August 1st

  • The Odyssey

Thursday, August 2nd

  • The Ghost of Charnel House

Friday, August 3rd

  • Justice League

Saturday, August 4th

  • Fantastic Journey to Oz

Sunday, August 5th

  • Brigsby Bear

Monday, August 6th

  • The Female Brain

Tuesday, August 7th

  • Ali & Nino

Wednesday, August 8th

  • Demon

Thursday, August 9th

  • Couples Vacation

Friday, August 10th

  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Saturday, August 11th

  • Quackerz

Sunday, August 12th

  • 2:22

Monday, August 13th

  • Trafficked

Tuesday, August 14th

  • Canaries

Wednesday, August 15th

  • The Resistance

Thursday, August 16th

  • Waiting for You

Friday, August 17th

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Saturday, August 18th

  • Goodbye Christopher Robin

Sunday, August 19th

  • Patti Cake$

That’s it for this week, but don’t forget to check back each week for a fresh round of new releases for the UK on streaming platforms Amazon Prime, MUBI, NOW TV, and Netflix.

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Oceans 11 Re-view

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Director: Steven Soderbergh

Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Carl Reiner, Elliot Gould, Don Cheadle, Scott Caan, Bernie Mac, Casey Affleck, Shaobo Qin

Released: 2002

Ocean’s Eleven is Steven Soderbergh’s heist movie that ushered in the new millennium. The movie features some of Hollywood’s megastar crew: Danny Ocean (George Clooney), Julia Roberts, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt , and Andy Garcia (Terry Benedict).

It is one of the best movies to feature all the heist superstars and the director has ensured that all the eleven character’s roles are recognized. Of course, it is a remake of 1960’s Ocean’s Eleven that features Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, and Peter Lawford.

Ocean’s Eleven follows ex-con George Clooney who’s just out of prison and his eleven counterparts who lay a plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos ( Bellagio, the Mirage, and the MGM) owned by Terry Benedict simultaneously. The comprised of a tech savvy, an explosives expert, a pick-pocketer (Damon), a card shark (Bernie Mac) and others. They also have Elliott Gould, an ex-casino owner, who is ready and willing to sponsor the whole heist operation.

With a smart plan, cunning disguises, sophisticated technology, Vegas is going to witness a night it will never forget. The reason why they are back in the game is to repay Terry Benedict a grand total of $150 million dollars. From the crew, you can tell that this is not just any other robbery movie. These are the smartest thieves who never raises their voices. It is the finest blend of passion and professionalism in play.

To put an emphasize on character differentiation, Soderbergh has used different costumes as well as word choice. You can say without fear of contradiction that everything is well calculated, rehearsed, and executed precisely. What is most impressive is that Soderbergh has managed to allocate equal time for the movie stars to shine independently in his 116 minutes film.

The director also allows enough screen time for the god fathers of heist Brad Pitt and George Clooney to showcase their expertise. Brad understands how to co-star a movie, and he steals some good minutes to show that he is the brain behind the pan. Soderbergh wants you to believe that his directed gang can execute the impossible; robbing three casinos simultaneously.

However, there are some obstacles such as enhanced security system, multiple surveillance cameras, armed guards, and a vault door that might slow down the execution of the plan. Another big obstacle is Tess, Danny’s ex-wife who is currently dating Benedict the casino tycoon.

The movie gives the audience enough time to guess, predict and foresee will unveil next. There also several scenes of comedy to make it lively and entertaining at the same time. The final scene of the film is a clear indication that there will be another movie to follow the sequel. The whole crew is casted with the exception of Clooney. Finally, after gazing at the Vegas flash lights and fountains, they go separate ways.

With the majority of the movie in passive voice with the minimal use of guns or any other weapon. Despite the movie lacking thrill, the whole plot will capture your attention for the first time. The movie was called Ocean’s Eleven because it comprised of eleven key players. Other sequels that came before or after have similar brand names based on the main characters.

Ocean’s Eleven is not a typical crime or bank robbery movie. It is an easy to follow heist with a satisfying story line. Soderbergh’s camera work and Philip Messina’s seta and real casino makes a visually appealing end of the whole story.

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Cinema & Sound: The Secret Life of a Foley Artist #DellCinema

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When we think about film, it’s probably safe to assume that one of the last things we consider is ‘how did they make all those noises?’

From claps of thunder, to a simple opening of a door, the work of a Foley Artist like Paula Boram often goes unnoticed amongst the grandeur of a finished feature film or television series.

Thanks to an event hosted by #DellCinema Movie Marker was treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating, often hilarious, work that is required to make a film sound just right.

Paula, one of the industry’s most experienced and respected foley artists has worked on a broad spectrum of feature films, from Tomorrow Never Dies to Notting Hill and as she explains, with each film comes a unique set of sounds to create in the studio.

You might think, as I did, that the majority of a film’s sound is recorded on location during initial filming and, if you do think that, then like me you are deeply mistaken. As Paula put’s it – imagine a scene in which there are two people talking in the rain, wearing raincoats, the majority of the audio recorded, be it through a boom mic (The big one that hangs overhead) or through clip-on mics worn by the actors, would pick up the sound of the rain, the sound of the raincoats rustling and the sound of the dialogue. Then when you listen back to the recording later on, all of the audio might be unusable. That’s where a Foley Artist, like Paula and her sound technician and assistant come into the equation.

Paula’s job is to analyse a scene and imagine the best way to create the sounds that the audience expect to hear, record them as close to sync with the actual film as possible and then pass the recording onto the sound mixer/editor to add to the final cut.

Asked if it was easier to keep a library of sounds for recreating footsteps for example, Paula’s technician explained that to find a sound that fitted that exact scene, the exact rate of stepping would at best, take several minutes – whereas creating a new recording could take as little as 30 seconds.

Paula is the first to admit that her work is extremely enjoyable and that she’s lucky to be in a job that she adores. However, she explains that while it’s enjoyable – working int he film industry has it’s pressures – budget and time are key factors in her work, meeting a deadline can be challenging and there are times where the work can take up entire days and run long into the night.

On getting into this line of work, Paula explained that she used to be a dancer and saw a small advertisement looking for dancers interested in learning about sound recording. The rhythm and timing needed to be a dancer have aided Paula in her work and as she was trained her knowledge base grew and the work increased with it.

Those in attendance were given the opportunity to be foley artists, recreating the sounds on a television episode – the possibilities for creating some of the sounds we hear really are endless, using belts, trolleys, boxes, forks to create some of the effects, then thanks to the swift editing by Paula’s team we were able to see and hear our work (which sounded great on Dell’s new cinema range) as it would appear in the final cut.

Paula now has well over 100 film credits to her name and continues to work on big budget movies and TV shows.

You can find more about #DellCinema by searching the hashtag or visiting the Dell website here

 

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