New BFI Filmography reveals the complete story of UK film, 1911-2017

The British Film Institute (BFI) has launched the BFI Filmography, which it described as “the world’s first complete and accurate living record of UK cinema.” This means that “everyone – from film fans and industry professionals to researchers and students – can now search and explore British film history, for free.” The BFI Filmography is…

KVIFF 2017: Ken Loach, Paul Laverty and James Newton Howard to receive honorary awards

British director Ken Loach, writer Paul Laverty and U.S. composer James Newton Howard will be honored at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Loach and his regular writing collaborator will receive the festival’s Crystal Globe for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema. The festival called Loach and Laverty “two individuals who together have influenced the…

Here’s the list of nominees of the 2016 European Film Awards

The nominees for the 29th European Film Awards were announced at the Seville European Film Festival. More than 3,000 European Film Academy members will now vote for the winners, who will be presented during the ceremony on December 10. The ceremony will take place in Wroclaw, Poland. Here is the list of nominees: EUROPEAN FILM…

20 great films about the working class

There was a time when cinema was the most popular form of entertainment. A true way for the working class to escape the drag of their everyday life. This is where the term escapism, in relation to cinema, originated. The studios were quick to understand the potential of cinema, and capitalized on this very fact…