Film

Chair: Anna Smith
Vice Chair: Rich Cline
Secretary: Karen Krizanovich

New members are considered for the film section each year from January to May. For information, visit the Membership Information page.

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News & Reviews

Film Section welcomes new members

The UK Critics’ Circle Film Section is thrilled to announce four new members for 2019/20. Film Section Chair Anna Smith calls them “accomplished professional critics”. They are: James Dyer is the Digital Editor-in-Chief of Empire magazine and the Deputy Editor of...

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Film-Festival, Italian Style

Concorto Comes of Age The biggest, industry-oriented of the world's film-festivals are often described as having a "hothouse" atmosphere—how ironic, then, that one of the most casual, laid-back and non-materialistic celebrations of cinematic art, northern Italy's...

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London Critics Name Roma as Film of the Year

Alfonso Cuarón's personal drama also wins Director of the Year, while Yorgos Lanthimos' period black comedy The Favourite takes four awards, including British/Irish Film, Screenwriter, Actress for Olivia Colman and Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz. The UK's leading...

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The Favourite leads nominees for CC Film Awards

Pedro Almodóvar is named as recipient of the London critics' top honour, The Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film, as Yorgos Lanthimos' Queen Anne drama The Favourite picks up 10 nominations across the board. Presented by Dover Street Entertainment, the ceremony...

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In & Out Like Flynn

Postcards from CinéfestOZ, Western Australia, 2018 White sand, white surf: at midnight under the bright full moon of late August I stood alone on a West Australia beach, watching the pale water lap the even paler shore, my shadow a sharply-outlined black silhouette...

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Notes From the Dream House

As the British Film Institute launches the Philip French Collection as part of its library, Carcanet Press is publishing a volume of hand-selected reviews spanning half a century. Marianne Gray writes...  Notes From the Dream House Selected Film Reviews 1963 - 2013 by...

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