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Tallinn to honour Andrei Konchalovsky by Amber Wilkinson - 2019-11-07 14:43:54

Sin Photo: Courtesy of PÖFF Andrei Konchalovsky Photo: Courtesy of PÖFF Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky will receive one of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival's two lifetime achievements awards later this month.

The festival, which runs from November 15 to December 1, will also screen his latest film Sin - a portrait of the Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti - along with 2002's Chechen war drama House Of Fools.

Konchalovsky’s career spans over five decades, with films including The Story of Asya Klyachina (1966) and Uncle Vanya (1970) to The Postman’s White Nights (2014) and Paradise (2016). He has also made English-language film, including Runaway Train (1985) Maria’s Lovers (1984), Duet for One (1986), Shy People (1986) and Homer and Eddie (1989).

He has won accolades including the Venice Silver Lion, the Cannes Grand Jury Prize, Karlovy Vary's Crystal Globe and the Sebastian Golden Shell.

He also won an Emmy for best director for his small screen work with The Odyssey
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The Den of Geek Christmas 2017 UK TV and radio guide

Louisa Mellor Dec 13, 2017

We’ve taken a highlighter to this year’s Christmas and New Year TV schedules and circled what we’ll be watching this festive season…

Amid the cosy repeats and cranberry-stuffed cookery shows on TV over the next few weeks are a few gems. There’s no Sherlock or Charlie Brooker’s TV Wipe this year, but there are plenty of treats, not least the return of The League Of Gentlemen for a three-part anniversary series and Peter Capaldi’s last hurrah in the Tardis in the Doctor Who Christmas episode.

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Over on Netflix, six new episodes of Black Mirror are coming to usher in the New Year, two days into which we welcome the return of Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton’s genius anthology Inside No. 9.

Not to gloss over a spooky M.R. James night on BBC Four,
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The Walking Dead season 8 episode 7 review: Time For After

Ron Hogan Dec 4, 2017

Josh McDermitt brings some much-needed fun to The Walking Dead season 8 as Eugene Porter, the focus of Time For After. Spoilers...

This review contains spoilers.

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8.7 Time For After

The Walking Dead is a show with a lot of interesting characters who speak in interesting ways. Negan is probably the most obvious one; he spins long sentences and crams in strange, infantile profanity. Rick has lots of long speeches that allow writers to really dig into a specific topic. Jadis is... well, she's different, but not entirely complicated, you just cut out non-essential words and boil everything down to noun-verb or verb-adjective phrases. But the character that has to be the most fun to write for is Eugene Porter, and he's the
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Justice League was supposed to feature a Darkseid appearance

Mike Cecchini Dec 4, 2017

Darkseid, the biggest cosmic villain in the DC Universe, was supposed to make an appearance in the Justice League movie.

Spoilers lie ahead for Justice League

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It's been clear for quite some time that the version of Justice League that made it into cinemas went through extensive changes. Fans have devoted considerable energy to wondering how things would have turned out if its production hadn't been so troubled, or if original director Zack Snyder had been able to complete the film, rather than have its reshoot and post production process overseen by Joss Whedon

While there's no shortage of moments in the trailers that didn't appear in the film, most of those seem relatively minor in the grand scheme of things,
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Outlander season 3 episode 12 review: The Bakra

Kayti Burt Dec 4, 2017

The latest Outlander episode is diverting stuff, but without much going on underneath the surface. Spoilers ahead in our review...

This review contains spoilers.

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3.12 The Bakra

Have you ever gone to a party and it seems like everyone you've ever met is there? That was more or less the plot of tonight's Outlander, which saw Claire and Jamie finally arriving in Kingston, Jamaica and getting serious about their search for Young Ian. This led our favourite couple to the house of the city's governor, and to an extravagant gala... because what good is a period drama without an opulent party awkwardly built on the back of a slave trade to which the show's protagonists half-heartedly object?

But I'm getting ahead of myself.
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How Star Trek: Discovery takes its cue from Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Juliette Harrisson Dec 4, 2017

Here's how The Undiscovered Country feeds into Star Trek; Discovery. Spoilers for both ahead...

Contains spoilers for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and for Star Trek: Discovery.

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It's well known that Jj Abrams, along with many other Trekkies, Trekkers, and people who sometimes watch Star Trek, is especially fond of Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan, and used that film as inspiration for his own take on Star Trek in the recent movies. The Wrath Of Khan is many people’s favourite Trek film, one of the best of the Star Trek movies, the source of the idea that the even-numbered ones are the good ones. Its themes, of death and rebirth, youth and ageing, fathers and sons, and
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Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 5 episodes 1 & 2 review: Orientation

Marc Buxton Dec 4, 2017

Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. reinvents itself once again for its action-packed season five premiere. Spoilers ahead...

This review contains spoilers.

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5.1 & 5.2 Orientation

Last year on Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., the show hopped genres from hi-tech super hero espionage to supernatural thrill-fest to Matrix-like action. And now, here in season of 5 of Marvel’s first modern TV series, we have hopped genres again into the realm of apocalyptic sci-fi survival as this new season of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. starts off with a huge bang.

And boy, did we need it. After six weeks of watching Marvel’s Inhumans endlessly wander around Hawaii aggressively not using their powers, it sure feels good to have some proper Marvel action on ABC. So where to begin?
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Stephanie Austin interview: producing Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Ryan Lambie Dec 4, 2017

Co-producer Stephanie Austin talks to us about the trials of bringing one of the biggest movies of all time, Terminator 2, to the screen...

In 1990, producer Stephanie Austin, previously known for her work in television, helped shepherd one of the biggest films of the decade to the big screen. Little did she know at the time, as she first looked through James Cameron's ambitious sequel script, that she would soon be producing the most expensive movie up to that point - a new high-watermark in special effects, and a proving ground for other CGI blockbusters.

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Over 25 years later, Terminator 2: Judgment Day still looks as shiny as ever - but the confidence and assured pace of its director's vision gives
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The Days Of Thunder vs Dick Tracy blockbuster rivalry

Simon Brew Dec 4, 2017

The summer of 1990 was supposed to be a showdown between Dick Tracy and Days Of Thunder. It was a bit of an odd rivalry...

It would be fair to say that the top five movies at the Us box office in 1990 didn’t follow the rule book. In fact, 1990 saw Hollywood’s blockbuster formula falter, to the point that conversations were rife about whether a sea change was coming. Dramtic changes in blockbuster mentality were certainly on the way, as it happened, but not for a decade or so. Yet the seed was planted in 1990 that sure-fire blockbuster hits weren’t always, well, sure-fire blockbuster hits.

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Not that many people saw it coming, Off the back of 1989’s blockbuster business, Hollywood was bullish.
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Vic & Bob's Big Night Out Christmas special air date

Louisa Mellor Dec 5, 2017

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are bringing back Big Night Out for a one-off special to air on BBC Two this December the 29th...

Get ready to shout "What's on the end of the stick, Vic?" because BBC Two is reviving Vic Reeves Big Night Out for one night only. Bob Mortimer and Vic Reeves will be performing characters old and new from the nineties variety show send-up in a one-off episode.

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Celebrating three decades of the pair's brilliantly unparalleled absurdity, Vic & Bob's Big Night Out will air on Friday the 29th of December at 9pm on BBC Two.

Here's Bob Mortimer confirming the air date on Twitter:

%uD83D%uDCA5%uD83D%uDCA5%uD83D%uDCA5ALL New Vic And Bobs Big Night Out%uD83D%uDCA5%uD83D
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Newswire: Russian director wants to ban popcorn from his movies

Director Andrei Konchalovsky—whose past works include House Of Fools, Gloss, and, in a brief, bizarre turn into the world of brainless ’80s action blockbusters, Tango & Cash—has spoken out against a cornerstone of the communcal movie-going experience: eating popcorn. “My films are not for those who eat popcorn,” Konchalovsky told Russian news agency Tass, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “I’ll try to make sure that popcorn is not sold at screenings of my films.”

Konchalovsky‘s latest movie, Paradise, was recently submitted as a Russian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming Oscars, and has since been shortlisted for the award. The director denied himself a similar honor two years ago, when he refused to theatrically release The Postman’s White Nights, presumably because he was worried audiences would get butter on it. It’s not clear how serious the director was about his popcorn ...
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Time Commanders episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Dec 13, 2016

Time Commanders is back! But is the revival a magnificent victory or ignominious defeat?

This review contains spoilers.

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Prior to episode one of the revived Time Commanders, it would have been fair to describe my knowledge of the Punic Wars as ‘not extensive’ and even fairer to describe it as gleaned entirely from this Eddie Izzard routine. Post-episode one, I don’t mind saying that I picked up a few things.

I learned that Carthaginian leader Hannibal, for instance, had the look of Michael Sheen playing the lead in a CG animation biopic about Beppe from EastEnders. Roman general Scipio (pronounced Skippy, oh – the disappointed utterance of someone discovering the famous bush kangaroo pleasuring herself against a Eucalyptus tree) however,
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Morgana Robinson’s The Agency review – the laugh 2016 has been crying out for

With clever impressions of Miranda Hart and Danny Dyer, this show about a talent agency is just what we need in this strife-strewn year. Plus: spirulina-spaffing in The Retreat

Do you know what I want in this post-Brexit, Trump-elevating, reef-killing, antibiotic-resistant, strife-strewn pile of bollocks we call life? A laugh, that’s what. And God (who is dead) be praised, I got one – more than one – last night, from Morgana Robinson’s The Agency (BBC2). The mere memory of Robinson as Pippa (or rather “Puppah”, as the equally marvellous Richard Goulding as Harry had it) Middleton in The Windsors, or as Julie in Vic and Bob’s House of Fools, is enough to bring joy, but last night’s opening episode adds to my growing collection of happy Morgana moments.

Robinson plays all the clients represented by Mann Management, a talent agency run by Vincent Mann (Cavan Clerkin), in this
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New trailer for High-Rise

Following yesterday’s poster [check it out here], another new trailer has arrived online for Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J. G. Ballard’s classic British thriller High-Rise; check it out below after the official synopsis…

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High-Rise centers on a new residential tower built on the eve of Thatcher’s England, at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to the problems of the city, it is a world apart.

1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights
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Tom Hiddleston featured on new poster for Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise

Ahead of its UK release this Friday, a new poster has arrived online for Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise featuring Tom Hiddleston. Check it out here…

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High-Rise centers on a new residential tower built on the eve of Thatcher’s England, at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to the problems of the city, it is a world apart.

1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on.
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International red band trailer for Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise

Earlier this week we brought you four new character posters for Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise [check them out here], and now a new international red band trailer has arrived online for the upcoming thriller. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

High-Rise centers on a new residential tower built on the eve of Thatcher’s England, at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to the problems of the city, it is a world apart.

1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

Four new character posters for Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise

Four new character posters have arrived online for High-Rise, Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J. G. Ballard’s classic British thriller, featuring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Jeremy Irons. Check them out here…

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High-Rise centers on a new residential tower built on the eve of Thatcher’s England, at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to the problems of the city, it is a world apart.

1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building.
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The Great Sport Relief Bake Off, episode four - as it happened

Will Young, Alison Steadman, Morgana Robinson and Ade Edmondson prepared to bake in the final show – but who delivered the ultimate showstopper?

9.00pm GMT

So that’s It for Sport Relief Bake Off 2016 – it’s been a blast as ever, so thank you to everyone who has popped by for a read, or to be very funny and clever in the comment box – I’m on Twitter @heidistephens if you want to say hello.

I’ll be back in the summer to liveblog the main Gbbo series, but in the meantime don’t forget it’s Eurovision: You Decide on Friday (BBC4 7.30pm), where we’ll exercise our democratic right to choose which lamb we send to the Stockholm Euro-slaughter on 14th May. Will be fun, so please come and join in with the liveblog. Cheers, Hx

8.59pm GMT

So who will win the Star Baker apron? Probably should be Morgana,
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Kaleidoscope poster for Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise

With just over three weeks to go before its UK release, a new kaleidoscope poster has arrived online for Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J. G. Ballard’s classic British thriller High-Rise. Check it out below along with the motion versions…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for High-Rise

High-Rise centers on a new residential tower built on the eve of Thatcher’s England, at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to the problems of the city, it is a world apart.

1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

New poster for Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise starring Tom Hiddleston

With a little over a month to go before its UK release, a new poster has arrived online for acclaimed director Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J. G. Ballard’s classic British thriller High-Rise; take a look below…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for High-Rise

High-Rise centers on a new residential tower built on the eve of Thatcher’s England, at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to the problems of the city, it is a world apart.

1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »
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