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May 20, 2009

Cannes 2009: RT Interview - Sally Hawkins on We Want Sex

The Golden Globe seems to have done Sally Hawkins well. After winning the award for her part in Mike Leigh's hilarious Happy-Go-Lucky, having her name attached to any project seems to have become an instant arbiter of interest. As we meet with Hawkins in Cannes, where she's announcing her role in new film We Want Sex, due to start shooting soon, she's fielding interest from all the glossies as well as the usual selection of film mags and broadsheets -- a sure sign of a star in the making. The film, which is being directed by Calendar Girls' Nigel Cole (an RT fan, he tells us) and Brit producing favourite Stephen Woolley, is the tale of female workers in the Ford Dagenham plant in the late 60s.More…

March 9, 2009

RT on DVD: Rachel Getting Married, Milk Lead Super Fresh New Releases

Home video enthusiasts, prepare yourself for what may be the best week ever! This week you'll have to choose between Academy Award flicks Rachel Getting Married (Best Actress Nominee, Anne Hathaway) and Milk (Best Actor, Sean Penn), plus a few films that should have been honored at this year's Oscars (Happy-Go-Lucky, Let the Right One In). Next, consider a Certified Fresh comedy (Role Models), a Charlie Kaufman original (Synecdoche, New York), and a pair of period pics (Cadillac Records, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas). We won't judge if you give Jason Statham's latest a spin (Transporter 3), but we do insist that Blu-ray viewers pay attention to a few key re-mastered releases (Pinocchio 70th Anniversary Edition, The Batman Anthology). Dig in to RT on DVD for more! More…

February 19, 2009

Georgia Groome - Fresh Talent on RT

She was 13 when she made her big screen debut in Paul Andrew Williams' affecting drama London to Brighton, and drew stellar notices from critics as a young victim of child prostitution. A few years later, and with a string of roles under her belt, Georgia Groome, who celebrated her 17th birthday last week, is preparing to take to the London stage and return to the medium that launched her career. "I started out in theatre and there's no better feeling than the adrenaline of being on stage," she enthuses to RT, "I start rehearsals in the next 2 weeks." RT continues our Fresh Talent series by exploring her ever-evolving career.More…

February 3, 2009

RT Interview: Golden Globe Winner Sally Hawkins

After winning Best Actress at the Berlin Film Festival, the Golden Globes, and a score of critics' circles for her ebullient performance in Mike Leigh's Happy-Go-Lucky, actress Sally Hawkins seemed a lock for an Oscar nomination -- or in the least, a BAFTA nod. Instead, in this awards season's most shocking oversight, the crowd-pleasing comedy only won Leigh an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Somebody call the Oscar police: Sally Hawkins has been robbed. More…

January 11, 2009

Golden Globes: Full Winners and Losers List!

The results are in for the 2008 Golden Globes award. Find out who won big and who went home empty-handed in our full recipients list.More…

December 15, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire, Happy-Go-Lucky Earn Satellites

"Slumdog Millionaire" and "Happy-Go-Lucky" were the big winners at the 13th annual Satellite Awards, presented Sunday.More…

December 14, 2008

Boston Film Critics Honor Slumdog, WALL-E

The hardware won't be handed out until February 8, but the winners of this year's Boston Society of Film Critics Awards have been announced -- and they're all listed right here.More…

December 11, 2008

Golden Globe Nominations Announced

"Benjamin Button," "Frost/Nixon," "The Reader," "Revolutionary Road" and "Slumdog Millionaire" battle it out for Best Drama while "Burn After Reading," "Happy-Go-Lucky," "In Bruges," "Mamma Mia! and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" fight for Best Comedy or Musical at this year's Golden Globes -- the nominations were announced today.More…

December 10, 2008

Milk Takes NY Film Critics' Top Honors

"Milk" was the big winner at this year's New York Film Critics Circle Awards, taking home Best Picture, as well as Best Actor for Sean Penn and Best Supporting Actor for Josh Brolin.More…

December 8, 2008

Roger Ebert Ranks 2008's 20 Best Films

December isn't even halfway over yet, and many of us have already had our fill of year-end lists -- but Roger Ebert's list of the 20 best films of 2008 is one worth making an exception for.More…

October 9, 2008

Critics Consensus: Express Scores, Body of Lies Falls Flat

This week at the movies, we've got suspicious spies (Body of Lies, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe), gridiron greats (The Express, starring Rob Brown and Dennis Quaid), underground empires (City of Ember, starring Bill Murray and Tim Robbins), and deadly outbreaks (Quarantine, starring Jennifer Carpenter). What do the critics have to say?More…

September 9, 2008

NYT Counts Five to Watch from Toronto

According to the New York Times, the brightest stars of the Toronto crop include Sally Hawkins, Pedro Castaneda, and Kat Dennings.More…