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Roger Waters Slams 'Whining' Thom Yorke

Roger Waters has slammed Thom Yorke for ''whining'' about Radiohead's controversial Israel concert.The 48-year-old singer and his band are due to perform in Tel Aviv on Wednesday (19.07.17), and after the planned concert attracted criticism...

Radiohead Respond To Critics Of Israel Gig

Radiohead’s lead singer Thom Yorke has hit out at critics of the band’s decision to perform a concert in Israel on their current tour.The band is set to play in Tel Aviv next week on...

Ken Loach Wins Cannes Palme D'or For 'I, Daniel Blake'

British director Ken Loach has won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest film I, Daniel Blake. The drama, starring Dave Johns, focuses on a joiner from Newcastle who needs benefits...

UKrainian Director Jailed On Terror Charges

The Gamer director was arrested in May, 2014 for attending a protest and voicing his opposition to Russia's invasion of his native Crimea last year (14). Sentsov was kept in custody...

UKrainian Director Goes On Trial In Russia

The Gamer moviemaker was arrested in May, 2014 after attending a protest against the invasion of his native Crimea by Russian troops earlier in the year (14). Russian authorities accused him of...

Ken Loach Calls For Boycott Of Israeli Cultural Projects

British filmmaker Ken Loach has called for a boycott of cultural projects backed by the Israeli government over the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.The country's military is currently embroiled in a bloody battle with...

A Week In Movies: Cannes Winds Down, Episode Vii And Batman V Superman Cranks Up, New Trailers Promise Lots Of Action For Summer And Autumn

As the Cannes Film Festival winds down this weekend, a handful of films are emerging as frontrunners for the prestigious awards ceremony. Higher-profile contenders include David Cronenberg's 'Map to the Stars' starring Robert Pattinson, Mike...

Ken Loach Isn't Retiring At All: "It's A Hard Job To Give Up"

Murmurs of Ken Loach’s retirement from feature films emanated from his long-time producer Rebecca O'Brien - via Screen Daily - who stated that he still has "a few documentary ideas kicking around." In ‘Jimmy’s Hall’,...

'Jimmy's Hall' Isn't The Swan Song Ken Loach's Career Deserves, Agree The Critics

For a while it looked as though Jimmy’s Hall would be Ken Loach’s final feature film, considering those were the very words he uttered. But since retracting from that statement, the critics have had their...

Ken Loach Drops Retirement Hint At Berlin Film Festival

Veteran British director Ken Loach fuelled rumours his next film will be his last as he picked up a lifetime achievement award at the Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.The acclaimed moviemaker received the coveted...

Ken Loach To Be Honoured With Golden Bear At Berlin Film Festival

British director Ken Loach is to be honoured for his moviemaking achievements at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival in Germany.Loach will be presented with the event's famous Golden Bear lifetime achievement prize during the...

Ken Loach Movie Saved By Pixar Chiefs

Veteran British filmmaker Ken Loach is celebrating after bosses at animation giant Pixar stepped in to save his new movie by handing over rolls of special editing tape.Loach is working on a period drama called...

Ken Loach Blasts Plans For Margaret Thatcher's Costly Funeral

British director Ken Loach has criticised plans to hold a lavish funeral for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.Baroness Thatcher passed away after suffering a stroke on Monday (08Apr13), and British officials have granted her...

Ken Loach Protesting Turin Film Festival Over Workers' Rights

British director Ken Loach has refused a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Turin Film Festival in protest of a labour dispute at the National Film Museum in Italy.The filmmaker was scheduled to be honoured...

Ken Loach's The Angels' Share Wins Two Trophies At Scottish Baftas

Director Ken Loach's latest movie The Angels' Share landed two top prizes at the Scottish BAFTA Awards on Sunday (18Nov12).The celebrated filmmaker's comedy/drama landed Paul Laverty the Best Writer Award at the annual British...

Michael Moore's Cash At Risk Over Julian Assange's Asylum Move

Filmmakers Michael Moore and Ken Loach are set to lose up to $32,000 (£20,000) each after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange broke his bail conditions as he battles extradition from the U.K.Campaigning director Moore and veteran...

On The Road To Show At Cannes

'On The Road' will show at this year's Cannes Film Festival.The big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's novel - which stars Kristen Stewart and Sam Riley - will get its premiere at the prestigious event...

Ken Loach Slams David Cameron's Vision For British Film Industry

David Cameron 's proclamation that more money should be spent on Uk-made films to gain more commercial success has been controversial to say the least. The British Prime Minister has made the comments in light...

Ashley Cole And Danny Dyer To Star In Movie 'Played'

Chelsea star Ashley Cole is making the foray into acting, and will star alongside Danny Dyer in a forthcoming football-based documentary drama called 'Played'. Cole will play a version of himself, as will England star...

Julian Assange Released After Jemima Khan And Co Put Up Bail

JULIAN ASSANGE, the founder of the 'WikiLeaks' whistleblowing website, has been granted bail by a high court in London today (16th December 2010) after a number of high-profile figures including the socialite JEMIMA KHAN offered...

Jemima Khan Uses Twitter To Speak About Assange Case

JEMIMA KHAN, the English socialite and daughter of LADY ANNABEL and JAMES GOLDSMITH, has spoken to followers on her Twitter page about why she offered to pay the surety money for the bail release of...

Jemima Khan Offers To Pay Julian Assange Bail After His Arrest

JEMIMA KHAN, the English socialite and daughter of LADY ANNABEL and JAMES GOLDSMITH, offered to put up the money for JULIAN ASSANGE's bail release, after the 'Wikileaks' founder was arrested in London today (6th December...

Stevie G: I Want To Be Bond

Liverpool and England footballer Steven Gerrard has hinted at a future acting career after he retires from the game, including a wish to play James Bond on the big screen.The midfielder told journalists at the...

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Vera Drake Sweeps London Critics' Circle Film Awards

Controversial movie VERA DRAKE swept the boards at last night's (09FEB05) LONDON CRITICS' CIRCLE FILM AWARDS - with honours bestowed upon actress IMELDA STAUNTON and director MIKE LEIGH. The drama, about an illegal abortionist...

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