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Dear Frankie (12A)

In the hands of a Hollywood studio this would have become a sickly, sentimental mess. But in the hands of first-time Scottish director Shona Auerbach, this tale of a deaf boy awaiting the return of his father from sea is a sharp-edged gem. Single Mum Lizzie (Emily...

BUTLER STEERING CLEAR OF BOND

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA star GERARD BUTLER wishes people would stop asking him if he's going to replace PIERCE BROSNAN as British superspy JAMES BOND. The 35-year-old shot to fame starring in the recent movie adaptation of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's hit musical, and...

INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

Equipped with crucifixes and garlic, Total DVD met Dracula - well Gerard Butler How do you start getting your head around being transformed into the legend that is Dracula? Panic, panic, panic... and then let it go, you know? That was the thing, I really, really...

Broadway Flavors James Bond Casting

NEW YORK - The illustrious leading men of the great white way are heralded as triple threats for demonstrating not only dramatic flair, but also the equal physical dexterity demanded by dancers and athletes, and the vocal range to match. That triple dose of strength...

Best of Scottish screen

The nominations for the Bowmore Scottish Screen Awards exclusively offer readers of The Sunday Times the chance to vote in Scotland's democratic version of the Oscars. Be sure to cast your vote - and win the opportunity to attend this year's glittering award ceremony...

A QUIET TRIUMPH OF BRITISH INTENSITY

DEAR FRANKIE CERT 12A 105 MINS Despite being given a standing ovation at Cannes and then a well received UK premiere at last year's Edinburgh Film Festival, the debut feature by Warwickshire based director Shona Auerbach has been somewhat unceremoniously left to...

A bit of a Jack the lad

There are times when Jack manages somehow to marry the naiviety and wide-eyed wonder of the average Glasgow school kid with the cool swagger of James Dean or maybe Steve McQueen, whom he cites as one of his favourite actors. "My dad is quite a big Steve McQueen fan...

Dear Frankie (12A) ****

Directed by: Shona Auerbach Starring: Emily Mortimer, Gerald Butler, Jack McElhone YOU might have heard about Dear Frankie. It’s the little Scottish film no-one wanted to make that became one of the hits of last year’s Cannes film festival, where it reportedly...

PREGNANCY CHANGED MORTIMER’S OUTLOOK

British actress EMILY MORTIMER was too protective of her unborn baby to mix with her DEAR FRANKIE co-stars off-set - even though her anti-social attitude turned her into an outcast. Mortimer - whose character runs away from her husband with their young son in the film...

Who are your Scots stars?

The first nominations for the Bowmore Scottish Screen Awards exclusively offer readers of the Sunday Times the chance to vote in Scotland's democratic version of the Oscars. Be sure to cast your vote - and win the opportunity to attend this year's glittering award...

THE RAZZ: BEST ACTOR? BUTLER DID IT

SCOTS movie star Gerard Butler has started off 2005 well - he's just been named best actor at an Italian film festival. The Phantom Of The Opera star won the best actor gong at the Capri Film Festival for his new film Dear Frankie. In the movie he plays a troubled man...

Don’t expect happy endings

The screenwriter Andrea Gibb has drawn on the real-life experience of her family to come up with a pair of tearjerkers, writes Anna Burnside Within the film industry, writers have traditionally occupied a place somewhere between the wig technician and the second...

Film fest earned its good luck

For the St. Louis International Film Festival, which concluded on Sunday, 13 was a lucky number. The 13th installment was both a commercial and artistic success, with solid attendance, distinguished guests, a near-perfectly balanced roster and an enthusiastic...

Audiences pick fest’s top films

The High Falls Film Festival has announced its Audience Choice Award Winners. Born into Brothels was the Audience Choice Award Winner for Documentary, while Dear Frankie was the Audience Choice Award Winner for Feature Film, said Randi Minetor, executive director of...

Year 13: 170 films, 30 nations

The St. Louis International Film Festival - which runs tonight through Nov. 21 at the Tivoli and Hi-Pointe theaters and Webster University - turns 13 this year. Since its awkward beginnings in the nursery of the Esquire Theatre, SLIFF has grown confident and strong,...

Get ready for 300- Frank Miller style

One of last years biggest hits was the cinematic feast, SIN CITY. Based on Frank Miller's cult comic series and amazingly adapted to the screen by Robert Rodriquez. Now up for adaptation is another one of Miller's acclaimed graphic novels, "300!". 300 tells the true...

Hollywood comes to Coventry

Warwick Arts Centre's November and December Film Season includes a weekend of incredible cinema events and special guests. On Thursday 25 November there's a special preview screening of Dear Frankie, by Warwickshire film maker, Shona Auerbach. Shona is an...

Jersey Girl DVD Extras

...Disc Extras Static menu with music Scene Access with 18 cues and remote access Subtitles/Captions in English, Spanish with remote access 5 Other Trailer(s) featuring Raising Helen, Finding Neverland, Shall We Dance?, Dear Frankie, The Alamo.10 Deleted Scenes ......

Beyond the mainstream

A huge raft of indies & foreign imports heads our way Before the Revolution: Gael Garcia Bernal and Rodrigo de la Serna in 'The Motorcycle Diaries.' Star-driven independent films dominate the art-house lineup this season, and some of them are certain to appeal to...

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