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Interview with Nitin Sawhney

Interview with Nitin Sawhney

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog was the fifth film made by Alfred Hitchcock and his first major hit. Released in 1927, only a single version has survived which is housed at the BFI's National Film Archive. It is now being released with a newly restored print and a new score written by Nitin Sawhney. TFR had...

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Interview: Writer and Director Rebecca Thomas Talks Electrick Children

Interview: Writer and Director Rebecca Thomas Talks Electrick Children

TFR talk to the writer and director of Electrick Children, Rebecca Thomas, about fundamentalist Mormonism, casting Julia Garner, and Japanese mermaids... Rebecca Thomas, brings a certain authenticity to her slightly surreal venture into the world of fundamentalist Mormonism and Las Vegas rock'n'roll....

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Nora Ephron – Remembering a screenwriting legend

Nora Ephron – Remembering a screenwriting legend

It's always sad when a public figure within the film industry passes away. When someone iconic who was never seen on screen passes though, it's difficult to present the news without everyone asking: who? In the case of Nora Ephron, all you have to do is mention the names Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met...

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Bobcat Goldthwait talks God Bless America

Bobcat Goldthwait talks God Bless America

Bobcat Goldthwait first became known in the world of comedy for his energetic stand-up performances and, at times, controversial content. When he began making films, the world saw that this approach to things would define his career. Both Sleeping Dogs and World's Greatest Dad proved to be comedies...

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High Score: Ten Videogame Documentaries

High Score: Ten Videogame Documentaries

If you've just experienced the world of game development documentary Indie Game: The Movie, you might be hankering for more. No problem - we've got you...

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What makes a film quintessentially British?

What makes a film quintessentially British?

It's good to be British right now. The four day Diamond Jubilee weekend has just come to an end with a flypast over Buckingham Palace, and we've got the London 2012 Olympics to look forward to (or not dependent on your view). If you don't want to put the Bucks Fizz away just yet, then fear not. To celebrate...

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Top 10 modern fairy tales

Top 10 modern fairy tales

Cinderella is one of the most adapted fairy stories. There are thousands of versions across the world, ranging from family-fun classics like Disney's Cinderella and A Cinderella Story, to modern, post-feminist interpretations like Ever After. Not many people realise that Cinderella was in fact a folk tale...

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Dark Shadows – Review

Dark Shadows – Review

Dark Shadows is everything you would expect from a Tim Burton film; it has a twisted and sinister plot, the weather always seems to be dull and rainy, and of course it stars Johnny Depp wearing a lot of eye-liner. Despite Burton's predictable criteria, Dark Shadows is still entertaining and...

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Infographic – Universal Studios turns 100

Infographic – Universal Studios turns 100

Universal Studios has been around for 100 years and to commemorate their centenary, they have created an exciting infographic, packed with interesting and unusual titbits of info that you never knew existed. Do you know how many times we hear the word "love" throughout Love Actually? Can you guess how many...

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Interview: David and Stéphane Foenkinos talk Audrey Tautou and Delicacy

Interview: David and Stéphane Foenkinos talk Audrey Tautou and Delicacy

Audrey Tautou is arguably this one of the biggest names within French film, despite the fact that she only stars in one film a year, and has not appeared in a directorial début in ten years. This year, however, she has made an exception. Tautou takes on the lead role in upcoming romantic comedy, Delicacy, the...

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