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70% #OutOf100 – ‘Everything, Everything’ Starring Amandla Stenberg Is a Sweet YA Film Not for Parents

So this film is not, I repeat NOT for parents. It’s also not for film critics, thinking critically. For Everything, Everything you need to suspend a few things. Adapted from the popular YA novel of the same name by Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything tells the tale of Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) a smart, curious and imaginative 18-year-old who is unable to leave the protection of the hermetically-sealed environment within her house because of an illness. Olly (Nick Robinson) is the boy next door who won’t let that stop them from being together. Gazing through windows and talking only through texts, Maddy and...

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Submit Your Film to 2017 British Independent Film Awards. Deadline Friday 1st Sept 2017

The British Independent Film Awards are for theatrical feature films and short films. The majority of categories are only open to British, independent films. In all cases, final decisions about a film’s eligibility rest with BIFA’s Nomination Committee: under exceptional circumstances, inclusion and consideration of films which do not strictly comply with the below criteria will be subject to the discretion of the Committee. There are separate eligibility criteria for international independent films. ELIGIBILITY Independent – Where there is any major studio substantially funding a film, the total budget must not exceed $20million. Films are not defined as ‘independent’ strictly on...

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90% #OutOf100 – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at The National Theatre

Is it necessary to explain that the Blues is a music born out of the suffering of black folks from the deep south of north America by way of Africa?  Pain, regret, loss, anger, frustration, religion, racism, sex, survival… that’s the Blues and it’s also what’s packed into August Wilson’s classic play. Through mostly the perspective of Ma Rainey’s supporting band we are made to understand why black folk sang… had to sang the blues. Although the title, you don’t get to see Ma Rainey’s actual black bottom. This is not a birth to death account of her life either…  ‘Black Bottom’ is a...

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