Our reviewer in Tribeca…The Adderall Diaries

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Maysa Moncao has been hitting the film festival circuit hard, this time at Tribeca. She sends back this review of the film The Adderall Diaries, starring James Franco. Check out her LinkedIn profile for more and contact details.

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Our reviewer in Tribeca

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Maysa Moncao has been hitting the film festival circuit hard, this time at Tribeca. She sends back this review of the Mojave including an interview with one of the stars, Oscar Isaac. Check out her LinkedIn profile for more and contact details.

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Read all about it…movies in the news (16 April 2013)

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Been a while since I had a good read through the papers for movie articles, so here’s a quick run-down of some tasty movie related stories from the newspapers…

Ever thought there are too many film festivals? The Independent‘s Francesca Steele looks here at the forthcoming Sundance Festival London and asks why another festival, and one that originated in the states, could be beneficial to the UK.

Talking about film festivals, the Bradford Festival has honoured veteran actor Tom Courtney with a lifetime achievement award, on the 50th anniversary of the release of his film Billy Liar. The Telegraph’s Ben Lawrence looks at this here.

Given the slating (or should that be mauling?) that Emperor, I mean Tom, Cruise’s just released sci-fi blockbuster Oblivion received in the press, it’s a surprise to find out it had a good weekend at the UK box office. Good surmising in The Guardian of what quantifies a movie’s success, including The Croods, Beyond the Pines and other recent releases.

Read all about it…movies in the news (4 Oct 2012)

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It’s autumn, so that means the film festival season kicks off. E. Nina Rothe writes about her appreciation of the Saudi film festivals that have just started with the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Amongst the films on show are new works by Robert Redford and Sally Potter. Italian screen legend Claudia Cardinale will receive a lifetime achievement award. Read more here.

Associated Press snag an interview with Barbara Broccoli as the Bond publicity juggernaut rears it’s unstoppable head again in the run up to the release of Skyfall on 23 October. The article includes some interesting, behind-the-scenes tittle tattle that also features in the Bond documentary released this weekend, Everything or Nothing.

Solid, well-written New Yorker piece from critic David Denby who opines the loss of grown-up movies and fears for the future of cinema itself. Whilst he praises some genre films and the animated output of companies such as Pixar, is the cinema degrading itself in a general sense? Denby is a man who adores cinema; well worth a read.

Northern Nights Film Festival – Pre-View

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It’s unusual to find a film festival and awards event geared toward showcasing anyone other than the usual key personnel in indie movies (director, actors).
It’s even more unusual to find one shorn of the usual back-slapping ballyhoo you would associate with such events and that gets back to the basics: nurturing nascent film talent on a level playing field.
So it’s with a refreshing glee I note that the Northern Nights festival returns, an online and pop-up film festival that not only has the requisite award competition but also allows all manner of new movie-makers, from producers to sound-recordists, cinematographers to sales agents, the chance to showcase, meet and start developing their work.
For the awards, any type of film from any type of genre from any type of person – providing they are under 40 minutes in duration, all entrants are welcome. The winners will be announced at a gala evening on 8 September.
Think that’s all there is? Then think again as Northern Nights goes that extra step.
New to the festival this year are a series of networking events, meaning entrants will have the chance to meet members of other participating teams in a 30-minute individual meeting.
Additional one-on-one meetings can be requested. These meetings are not centred around single projects, but offer room for constructive exchange, for example to the chance to discuss business ideas, company strategies and potential common grounds for future collaborations.
The festival itself will run from 3-5 September and will be held at the Marylebone Pleasure Gardens.