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Five Film4-backed films confirmed for London Film Festival 2014

09 Sep, 2014 Productions Posted in: Festivals, London Film Festival

Film4 is delighted that five of its titles have been confirmed for the 58th BFI London Film Festival, including three UK Premieres.

Peter Strickland’s The Duke of Burgundy and Debbie Tucker Green’s Second Coming both receive their European Premieres. Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Yann Demange’s ’71 and Daniel Wolfe’s Catch Me Daddy all receive their UK Premieres at the festival.

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed (Actor, Catch Me Daddy) and Daniel Wolfe & Matthew Wolfe (Writers/Directors, Catch Me Daddy) are nominated for the Best …

TIFF 2014: The Drop

09 Sep, 2014 Posted in: Festivals, Opinion, Review, Toronto

Film4.com Editor Michael Leader reviews The Drop, a new thriller starring Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini…

The pressure at film festivals is to be among the authoritative few who are first to pass judgement on a chosen film, tweeting and reviewing from inside the festival bubble – but sometimes it pays to be patient. This is not only because, in TIFF’s case, you could be seeing upwards of seven features a day, but snap opinions don’t quite cut it with certain …

TIFF 2014: Men, Women & Children

07 Sep, 2014 Posted in: Festivals, Opinion, Review, Toronto

Film4.com Editor Michael Leader reports on Jason Reitman’s ensemble drama Men, Women & Children from Toronto…

Watching Jason Reitman’s latest, the interconnected, internet-themed ensemble drama Men, Women & Children, put me in mind of a video essay created by Tony Zhou, called ‘A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film’. In the video, Zhou looks at how recent films and TV series have started to use a more economical method of expressing typed conversations – think Sherlock’s text-message pop-ups …

TIFF 2014: The Judge

06 Sep, 2014 Posted in: Festivals, Review, Toronto

Film4.com Editor Michael Leader reports on the opening film from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival…

Director David Dobkin (The Change-Up, Shanghai Knights and Wedding Crashers) doesn’t quite have the previous form that would single his work out for an opening night gala at a festival such as TIFF, but once you clock the star wattage of The Judge’s cast, you can see the appeal. Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D’Onofrio and Billy Bob Thornton all appear in …

Film4 On-Air Refresh 2014: Liz Arnott

05 Sep, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Film4 Channel, Idents

We’ve been celebrating the launch of a new set of idents on Film4 throughout the week, and you can now watch five – one from each scenarios – of the new idents on YouTube or tune into the channel to see all fifteen. We’ve also been interviewing some of the key members of the creative team throughout the week, and in this final interview we speak to Liz Arnott, the producer of the idents. Watch a video below that gives …