FILM REVIEW:The Reason I Jump – The BFI London Film Festival 2020

Director: Jerry Rothwell

With the inclusion of the LFF Expanded series designed to create immersive visual and audio experiences, the digital programme of this year’s London Film Festival is one of the most inventive in years. Jerry Rothwell’s new documentary, in the main feature section, is based on Naoki Higashida’s book The Reason I Jump using film techniques to explore the experience of autism.

Written by Higashida when he was

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Pixar’s Meditation On Life, Death, And Jazz Is Its Most Ambitious Film In Years

The chief purpose of this realm, which is known as The Great Before, is to prepare fresh souls for life on Earth by developing their personalities (the little sorting offices that assign them character traits evoke the personality islands from Inside Out). We’re never sure how seriously the film endorses this nature-over-nurture vision of human development, but the premise does set up a few middling jokes about personality types

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FILM REVIEW: Wolfwalkers – The BFI London Film Festival 2020

Writer: Will Collins

Directors: Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart

Cromwell’s Ireland was a dangerous place, filled with occupying soldiers, military rule and brutal massacres to subdue the population – not an obvious setting for a family-friendly cartoon. But Will Collins’ Wolfwalkers. directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, is a charming tale of childhood frolic, adventure, and the essential role of the landscape in Irish identity.

Robyn and her

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Michelle Pfeiffer is Brilliant in the Surrealist, Melancholic Comedy French Exit

At a glance, Azazel Jacobs’ French Exit seems trivial, especially at a time when billionaires exist in droves, and the wealth divide continues to drastically widen. As the director’s second official collaboration with novelist and screenwriter Patrick deWitt, the closing film of the New York Film Festival cannot be confined to its logline: “A close-to-penniless widow moves to Paris with her son and cat, who also happens to be her

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Michelle Pfeiffer Makes a Clean Break, Delivering a Role for Which She’ll Be Remembered

Frances Price married well, if one’s notion of success in that department is defined more by financial comfort than by romance. Her marriage wasn’t so much loveless as moneyful, and that arguably works out better for the wealthy Manhattan wife Michelle Pfeiffer so memorably embodies in Azazel Jacobs’ “French Exit,” a sophisticated closing night choice for this year’s virtual-hybrid New York Film Festival, which “The Sisters Brothers” author Patrick deWitt

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Derby Festival, Amazon to honor ‘community champions’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky Derby Festival and Amazon are teaming up to recognize champions in the community – those who’ve had a special impact on our lives in 2020.

Behind-the-scenes or on the front lines, the Derby Festival wants to honor those who’ve gone above and beyond through a new program called Community Champions. Beginning today, nominations are being accepted online.

“2020 has been a year like

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When is Amazon Great Indian Festival? Best deals and discounts to expect


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Amazon Great Indian Festival will kick off on October 17 for non-prime members. The sale will begin a day early for Prime members. So far, there have been plenty of deals revealed, which will make you postpone a few purchases be it smartphones, smart speakers, smart TVs and other products. There is an additional 10 per cent discount for HDFC Debit and Credit cardholders.

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Pixar Gets Existential in Dizzying Animated Film

Pixar’s latest entertainment continues the studio’s successful quest for emotional domination of the animation space. Having mined your heart in “Up” and penetrated your brain with “Inside Out,” now they reach right into your “Soul.”

“Soul” is perhaps the most existentially ambitious film ever attempted by Disney and yet it pops with colorful visuals and gentle wisdom while the story clips along despite the dizzying height of the concept. Only

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FILM REVIEW: Supernova – The BFI London Film Festival 2020

Writer and Director: Harry Macqueen

One way to achieve intimacy on screen is to cast actors who have known each other a long time, director Harry Macqueen explains, because it gives them a solid character foundation to build on. Friends for 20-years, the intimacy between Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth is essential to the understated and fragile tenderness at the heart of Supernova, one of a handful of films

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Best deals on Galaxy M51, OnePlus 8 5G, iPhone 11 and more

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale: Best deals on Galaxy M51, OnePlus 8 5G, iPhone 11 and more

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Amazon Great Indian Festival sale: Best deals on Galaxy M51, OnePlus 8 5G, iPhone 11 and more

Amazon Great Indian Festival sale will begin on 17 October and the Prime members will get early access to the sale on 16 October. The end date of this festival sale is not yet announced but at the press briefing, officials hinted that it is a month-long sale. Amazon

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Review: A Passing Dance, Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Review: A Passing Dance, Pitlochry Festival Theatre

5.0Overall Score

Every year the changing leaves comes as a surprise to me. It shouldn’t. It happens every year. Still, I marvel at how the deep green of the trees turns yellow and crimson, each leaf its own little tapestry. Walking through the parks and woods I normally observe them as a mass, scattered across the ground, swept up into piles by

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FILM REVIEW: Wildfire – The BFI London Film Festival 2020

Writer and Director: Cathy Brady

The Irish entries into the London Film Festival are always some of the most exciting in the programme and this year is no different with the excellent animation Wolfwalkers and resonant drama Herself providing female-led stories that have opened to much acclaim. But make some time for Cathy Brady’s powerful Wildfire about sisters confronting the effect and stigma of family tragedy.

Returning to a border

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FILM REVIEW: Mogul Mowgli – The BFI London Film Festival 2020

Writers: Bassam Tariq and Riz Ahmed

Director: Bassam Tariq

In the past few years, public discourses on British identity have been trying to shrink its definitions back to pillared buildings, lifeless statues and the selective memories of international warfare. But as Bassam Tariq and Riz Ahmed demonstrate in their blazing debut feature Mogul Mowgli, modern British identity is a living thing, expanding and changing every day as it absorbs

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Punjab Chief Secretary reviews COVID-19 situation ahead of festival season

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], October 10 (ANI): Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Saturday reviewed arrangements and preparedness of the state to contain COVID-19 and asked the concerned departments to ramp up the oxygen and other facilities in the state and private hospitals as a second wave of the pandemic may come after the festival season.

According to an official release, Punjab Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Hussan Lal told

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Family Fun: One Heart festival seeks to create connections in the virtual world

Each year, when the organizers of the One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival choose the theme for the event, they consider “What are the things that are resonating in the country today?” said executive director Josephine Keefe.

This year, it was the coronavirus pandemic, which Keefe said has hit Indian Country particularly hard. Many Native Americans have been ill with COVID-19 – including Keefe herself – and restrictions on

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London Film Festival 2020: 200 Metres

London Film Festival 2020: 200 Metres | Review


Public screenings
11th October 2020 8.30pm at BFI Player

Mustafa (Ali Suliman) is separated from his family by the long wall between Israel and Palestine. Through circumstance, he lives in Palestine while his wife and children reside across the wall in Israel, just 200 metres away; close enough that they can say goodnight to each

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Review: ‘Janis’ details brief, wild life of rock’s most extraordinary voice

“Janis: Her Life and Music,” by Holly George-Warren. Photo: Simon & Schuster

Janis Joplin is a name synonymous with both brilliance and tragedy.

Remembered today for her seemingly supernatural voice, her legacy has also sadly been defined by her untimely death 50 years ago this month, at the age of 27. In truth, Joplin’s time as a major artist lasted little more than four years — a period during which

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Running Water Draw Arts and Crafts Festival in Plainview, Oct. 16-18 | KLBK | KAMC

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LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) — The following is a news release from the City of Plainview:

The 46th Annual Running Water Draw Arts and Crafts Festival is set for its regular run of dates in the

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London Film Festival 2020: I Am Samuel

London Film Festival 2020: I Am Samuel | Review


Public screenings
Online on BFI Player from 10th October 2020 6.30pm until 13th October 2020 6.30pm

Inspirational, brave and thoroughly heartwarming, I Am Samuel (Pete Murimi’s feature debut) demonstrates the capabilities of cinema by giving a voice to the African queer community through the story of a young, gay man living in Kenya,

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[UPDATED] Until the Last Plane, ICBM and more will be available to play during the Steam Game Festival

By Joe Robinson

08 Oct 2020

Valve is gearing up for another ‘game festival’ on Steam, which is due to kick off later today. This will be the fourth such event to happen after the first one debuted in December last year, and is a special event where players will be able to play demos of newly released and upcoming games.

For this event, games that are due to launch

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