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Film4 unveils The Museum Of Important Shit

11 Sep, 2014 Productions Posted in: Documentaries

A collection of ordinary items with extraordinary significance launched in conjunction the film 20,000 Days on Earth featuring Nick Cave.

20000 Days On Earth

Designed as an online collection of objects that have changed people’s lives, and inspired by the notion explored in Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s film 20,000 Days on Earth that ordinary items can hold extraordinary personal significance, The Museum Of Important Shit will be the innovative digital home to a fascinating and eclectic assortment of ideas, memories and …

TIFF 2014: Love & Mercy

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

Film4.com Site Editor Michael Leader indulges his inner music geek with Bill Pohlad’s biopic of Brian Wilson, starring Paul Dano and John Cusack as the influential Beach Boy…

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a little allergic to biopics, especially those focusing on musicians, but something dragged me to Love & Mercy, a biographical drama that homes in on two episodes in the life of influential songwriter and pop soundsmith Brian Wilson.

Both Paul Dano and John Cusack star as …

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 …