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'Melancholia' Wins Best Film At European Film Awards; Ties 'The King's Speech' For Most Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2011 8:03 PM
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While it has pretty much zero influence on the awards season stateside, the European Film Awards, which are essentially the Euro version of the Oscars, presented their winners tonight and it looks like Lars Von Trier's brief moment as a pariah is over.

National Board Of Review Gives Best Picture & Director To 'Hugo'; Tilda Swinton & George Clooney Take Acting Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 1, 2011 4:14 PM
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Watch: Happy Halloween, It's Another Grim Trailer For 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 31, 2011 9:23 AM
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The biggest movie showdown of the winter won't belong to Lisbeth Salander and the evil she faces, nor Sherlock Holmes versus Moriaty or even Ethan Hunt and the enemies pursuing. Nope, it will belong to Tilda Swinton and Ezra Miller, who match wits to tragic results in Lynne Ramsay's "We Need To Talk About Kevin."

The Amazing Race: 'Shame' & 'Tinker Tailor' Lead Noms At British Independent Film Awards

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 31, 2011 5:30 AM
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Paddy Considine's 'Tyrannosaur' Also Wins Seven Nods, 'Kevin' & 'Kill List' Close BehindWhen "Chariots of Fire" writer Colin Weiland announced on stage at the 1982 Oscars that "The British are coming!," it went on to live in infamy; the British failed to come, and the U.K. film industry continued on much as it had before. But if David Seidler or Tom Hooper had exclaimed the same at the Academy Awards this February, there might have been less egg on their face -- the victory, and huge box office success of "The King's Speech" has been a precursor to the best year for British film that we can remember.

Another Gorgeous Poster For Lynne Ramsay's 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 26, 2011 8:57 AM
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Picture Wins Best Film At The London Film FestivalSitting alongside "Shame," Lynne Ramsay's triumphant return to filmmaking "We Need To Talk About Kevin" ranks as one of the most difficult Oscar contenders this year. But don't let that stop you from seeing the film. Led by (yet another) powerful turn by Tilda Swinton, the film is a searing look at maternal love that's put to the ultimate test.

Lynne Ramsay's Next Film Is A Science-Fiction Take On 'Moby Dick'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 21, 2011 9:09 AM
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As we've documented more than once here, it has been far, far too long since we had a film from Scottish director Lynne Ramsay. She made her debut with the excellent "Ratcatcher" in 1999, and followed it with the even better "Morvern Callar" in 2002. But since then, not much -- the actress worked on her version of "The Lovely Bones" for several years to no avail, and this year marks the ninth since her last film was released. Fortunately, it also marks the release of her third film, the strong adaptation of Lionel Shriver's novel "We Need To Talk About Kevin," starring Tilda Swinton.

Baz Luhrmann's ‘The Great Gatsby’ Will Hit Theaters On Christmas Day, 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2011 12:01 PM
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'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Moves Back One Week To December 9thNext year, you're going to have make a decision on Christmas Day: the brand new movie from one of America's most celebrated filmmakers or a literary adaptation from Australia's master of big screen spectacles? And oh yeah, Leonardo DiCaprio is in both movies.

Another Great 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 16, 2011 2:21 AM
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Lynne Ramsay is back. Nearly a decade since her last film, "Morvern Callar," the Scottish director has delivered what is easily her best work to date, "We Need To Talk About Kevin." It absolutely blew people away on the Croisette when it premiered in Cannes this spring and the momentum for the movie continues to build after hitting both Telluride and TIFF in recent weeks to equally strong acclaim.

Lynne Ramsay Talks Her Version Of 'The Lovely Bones,' Tilda Swinton Says More Adventures Are Coming

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • September 14, 2011 8:47 AM
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Five Things We Learned From The Director & Star Of 'We Need To Talk About Kevin'Even if no other films had been released, 2011 would be a pretty good year for the movies purely by virtue of marking the return of Scottish director Lynne Ramsay, whose first and second features "Ratcatcher" and "Morvern Callar" marked the birth of a very special talent, but has spent the best part of a decade struggling to get films financed, particularly after spending some time trying to get an adaptation of Alice Sebold's "The Lovely Bones" made, before being pushed off the film when Peter Jackson showed interest.

The Return Of Whit Stillman, 'Twixt,' Brad Pitt's 'Moneyball' & More: Midway Check-In With TIFF 2011

  • By The Playlist
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  • September 12, 2011 10:50 AM
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Running from September 8-18, we're essentially at the midway check-in point of the Toronto International Film Festival. Keeping up with all of the reviews is nuts, hell keeping up with our own reviews is taxing.

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