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Creating The Sound: Behind-The-Scenes of A STAR IS BORN

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born Film (2018)

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A STAR IS BORN (2018) © Warner Bros.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga discuss the creative process behind the music of A STAR IS BORN

Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut A STAR IS BORN finally hits UK cinemas tomorrow, starring Lady Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture.

The new take on the tragic love story sees Cooper play seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who falls in love with struggling artist Ally (Gaga)...

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Manchester Film Festival Announces 2018 Line Up

MANIFF Official Selection 2018

Over 100 feature and short films will be screened as part of the four-day film festival this March

Manchester Film Festival has announced its full film line-up for 2018 with over 100 feature films, documentaries, animation, music, experimental and short films screening at the four-day festival.

Taking place at Odeon Great Northern between 1st to 4th March, this year’s festival aims to break away from the generic film festival format of branding and stranding by ditching the traditional category...

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Manchester Film Festival Announces Full Line-Up for 2017 Festival


More than 90 films will be screened at the four day weekend festival

The Manchester Film Festival has announced the full line-up for its 2017 festival which will take place from 2 to 5 March at Odeon Printworks Manchester.

More than 90 films will be screened at the four day weekend festival, with confirmed special guest appearances from actor Timothy Spall, Karen Allen and Stef Dawson.

Three main strands form part of this year’s festival including a new RISING STARS strand which will showcase e...

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Interview: Director Steve Read Talks GARY NUMAN: ANDROID IN LA LA LAND

Steve Read Director

Younger readers may not recongise Gary Numan by name but you’ll certainly know his music. The Godfather of electro pop, best known for his hits ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC? and CARS, is considered a pioneer in electronic pop music, influencing musicians like bands like Dave Grohl (of Foo Fighters and Nirvana) and Marilyn Manson as well as rock band Nine Inch Nails.

Director Steve Read admits that he knew little of Gary Numan before he went to see him perform at a music festival back in 2012...

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FDA Celebrates a Spectacular Summer of Cinema

FDA Summer of Cinema

Spectacular line-up of feature films set to be released in UK cinemas this summer

Film fans are in for a treat this summer with a whopping 175 new films to be released between June and August.

From family favourites such as THE BFG, ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE and THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS to action-packed blockbusters such as STAR TREK BEYOND, JASON BOURNE and SUICIDE SQUAD, film fans will be spoilt for choice this summer when it comes to movies.

Summer typically marks a peak in cinemagoing by fam...

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Manchester Film Festival Opening Gala Night Switches Venue Due To Ticket Demand


Venue changes from HOME to AMC Manchester due to pre-sale ticket demand

The Manchester Film Festival has been forced to change venues for its red carpet opening gala night due to pre-sale ticket demand.

The opening night gala was scheduled to take place at the new HOME venue on Thursday 3 March but demand for tickets has forced organisers to switch venues to the larger AMC Manchester at Great Northern.

“The response to pre ticket sales for Dennis Viollet – A United Man and also the presentati...

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DVD Release Date Confirmed For MACBETH


STUDIOCANAL has confirmed the UK DVD release date for Justin Kurzel’s critically acclaimed adaptation of MACBETH.

Available from 1 February on DVD, Blu-Ray and Limited Edition Steelbook, MACBETH features the full feature length film as well as a host of DVD extras including an interview with Director Justin Kurzel, an exclusive ‘The Special Effects of ‘Macbeth feature and ‘re-imagining of a classic’, ‘Macbeth, Casualty of War’ and ‘Lady Macbeth’ featurettes.

Based on the famou...

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Manchester Film Festival Announce Venues for 2016


HOME, Odeon Printworks, AMC, Great Northern Warehouse and Manchester Chambers of Commerce to host ManIFF 2016

Following the phenomenal success of its inaugural year, Manchester Film Festival (ManIFF) has announced the partnership venues for the 2016 Manchester Film Festival which will run from 3 – 6 March.

The newly opened HOME venue, along with the Odeon at the Printworks, AMC, Great Northern Warehouse and Manchester’s Chambers of Commerce will play host to ManIFF 2016, showcasing a huge ...

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Ben Wheatley In Talks For WAGES OF FEAR Remake


British filmmaker Ben Wheatley is certainly hot property at the moment. With his film HIGH-RISE due to hit UK cinemas in February and his latest project FREE FIRE scoring a major international distribution deal, Wheatley is in demand. No surprise then that the director is in talks with producer David Lancaster to remake the classic thriller THE WAGES OF FEAR.

Wheatley is said to be in negotiations to co-write the project with his wife Amy Jump, as well as direct the feature for Rumble Films/TF1...

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Nominations Announced for Moët British Independent Film Awards 2015


The nominations for the 2015 Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) have been announced with THE LOBSTER, 45 YEARS, MACBETH, AMY, BROOKLYN, EX MACHINA, HIGH-RISE and SUFFRAGETTE all receiving nominations.

A total of 28 different British feature films have been nominated with the THE LOBSTER topping the list with 7 nominations for Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Producer of the Year. Colin Farrell is also nominated for Best Actor with nominations for Oliv...

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