The Breaker Upperers – Brand New Trailer!

From producer Taikia Watiti comes The Breaker Upperers, a comedy about two cynical women (writers/directors Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami) who set up a business where they break up with people for their partners who don’t have the guts to do it themselves, as a way to avoid letting go and moving on with their lives.

Everything about this idea is great, unfortunately, the trailer doesn’t offer any particularly funny or exciting. But hey, it’s only the first trailer. Taika Watiti hasn’t let us down before, so hopefully we have another great film incoming.

The Breaker Upperers makes it’s US festival debut in March.

Rex – Brand New Trailer!

Rex is a film that, as soon as I saw the trailer, I was convinced already came out. Turns out I was right; it was released in America last year under the title Megan Leavey, and it took me perhaps longer than it should have to realise that they were the same film, and Kate Mara did not make two films about the same person.

Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq, Rex was fairly well reviewed on it’s original release and is bound to strike a chord with dog lovers. That being said, it doesn’t look all that good, and this trailer in particular isn’t put together well.

Rex is out 12th March.

BAFTA Film Awards 2018 – Winners!

One of the best times of the year! That’s right, it’s the EE BAFTA Film Awards. A night where we shower praise on the best of the British Film Industry. With stars showing up in supporting the Times Up campaign, there was political tension on the red carpet that sparked political commentary in the speeches.

As always, the EE BAFTA Film Awards were all just a tad bit stiff, heinously predictable, and still extremely entertaining.

So who are the big winners of the night?

Three Billboards Just Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner of the night scooping up it’s predictable awards in Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Outstanding British Film, and the biggie – Best Picture. As admirable as these wins are, and certainly showcases the power of Martin McDonagh’s work and the acting talent in it, it just means we’re starring down a dead cert for the Academy Awards.

On that note, Allison Janney wins Best Supporting Actress for her work on I, Tonya but that win is spectacular.

Daniel Kaluuya scoop up the EE Rising Star Award (and delivered the best speech,) Best Adapted Screenplay went to James Ivory for Call Me By Your Name,  Outstanding British Debut went to I Am Not A Witch, whilst I Am Not Your Negro scooped up Best Documentary. The Handmaiden won for Best Film Not in the English Language and, yawn, Coco won Best Animation.

Again, predictable and a bit dull – the broadcasting needs a lot more than a new presenter to shake itself up. What does this mean for the Oscars? It means that they’ll be exactly like this. What do you think?

Here’s the full list of winners: 

Best Picture
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 

Best Actor
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour 

Best Actress
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards

Best Director
Guillermo Del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actor
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards

Best Supporting Actress 
Allison Janney, I, Tonya 

Outstanding British Film
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

EE Rising Star Award 
Daniel Kaluuya

Best Original Score 
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

Best Cinematography 
Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049

Best Costume Design 
Phantom Thread

Best Animated Films 

Best Editing 
Baby Driver

Best Hair & Make-Up 
Darkest Hour

Best Documentary 
I Am Not Your Negro

Outstanding Contribution to Cinema 
National Film & Television School

Best Short Animation 
Poles Apart

Best Short Film 
Cowboy Dave

Best Film Not in the English Language 
The Handmaiden

Best Adapted Screenplay 
James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name

 Best Original Screenplay
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards 

Best Production Design 
The Shape of Water

Best Visual Effects 
Blade Runner 2049

Outstanding Debut 
I Am Not A Witch

Best Sound