Oscar nominations 2017: Hits, Misses & Shockers

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For those of you who have been living in a hole, the Oscars nominations were announced today and while it was generally surprise-free – this was the first year in the past few where you could easily predict the frontrunner – there were still a few interesting twists, snubs and additions.

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Top Films for November

It’s November which means the awards season films are slowly creeping in – but never fear, there’s plenty of blockbuster fare to enjoy too. So here’s my top picks:

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Arrival: Film Review

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This isn’t the first time we have seen alien invasion movies where people try to figure a language or a way to communicate with them, such as Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T., but this is probably the closest and most detailed look at the challenge and it feels refreshing, thanks to brilliant directing from Denis Villeneuve and a wonderful performance by Amy Adams.

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My top ten London Film Festival recommendations

I saw a bucketload of films at this year’s London Film Festival. Seeing films in this fashion is very tiring but it also helps you sort out the good from the bad, the outstanding to the mediocre very easily so here are the top ten films that stood out at LFF this year (click on the titles to read the full review):

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Amy Adams & Jeremy Renner talk Arrival at London Film Festival

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When your camera decides to be blurry when you need the shot…

On Monday night Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner hit the red carpet for the BFI London Film Festival premiere of their sci-fi drama Arrival, which hits cinemas in November. On Tuesday, they came to the Corinthia Hotel for a quick press conference about the movie and here’s the highlights of what they said:

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