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’12 Years a Slave’ BAFTA’s Best Film but ‘Gravity’ dominates overall

Gravity dominated at the 62nd BAFTA Film Awards, picking up six awards including Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón and, weirdly, Outstanding British Film. (American studio Warner Bros. can thank British producer David Heyman for getting them into that category.) However, it couldn’t topple 12 Years a Slave for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ top […]

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The shipping dudes – Captain Phillips review

By Simon Miraudo October 22, 2013 Chaos reigns in many of Paul Greengrass‘ films, from the harrowing September 11 thriller United 93 to his written-on-the-fly Bourne sequels. Captain Phillips carries over the handheld camera-work and forever-increasing tension of those features, but chaos is not quite the right word to describe its contents. Based on the […]

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