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Competition. Win The Best Film Of 2014.

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Our voyage to the end of the year continues apace, with a competition that kind of ruins any anticipation over what our #1 film of 2014 may be.  Read more

The Nominations For The OFCS Awards 2014 Arrive.

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The nominations for this year’s OFCS awards, of which we are a voting member, are in, and they’re a strong, eclectic bunch.  Read more

The Year In Books On Film.

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I wasn’t planning on doing a book list this year, as I haven’t read as many new releases as usual. That said, I am aware that a number of people like to use it as a buying guide for Xmas wish lists and the like, so I thought a brief piece would be of use.

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Monday Blu(e)s And DVD.

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In what is perhaps the final great week in home video of 2014 a bunch of fantastic discs reach stores. A wide range of some of the greatest auteurs of the 20th Century are represented.
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Brief Thoughts On Julie Bertuccelli’s School Of Babel.

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I caught Julie Bertuccelli’s brilliant film School Of Babel, a documentary concerned with immigration and asylum in France, at this year’s DocFest. The film embarks upon a limited theatrical run today, so I’ve decided to run my original review.  Read more

JLG at 84.

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It’s difficult to discuss the work of Jean-Luc Godard without resorting to hyperbole, especially when you’re a self-confessed fanatic. Read more

The London Symphony Journals. #2.

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A couple of weeks ago I wrote of Alex Barrett’s crowd funding campaign in aid of his new film, the silent celebration of the city, London Symphony.  I’ve invited Alex to use Hope Lies at 24 Frames Per Second as a platform to broadcast his thoughts as the project moves along. Read more

Cinematic Winter Stories.

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Monday Blu(e)s And DVD.

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Once again it’s a quiet week for anyone not in the gifting business.  Read more

The End Of Year Circus Rolls Into Town.

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With an unassuming tweet Sight & Sound magazine fired the first shot. The echo of the war cry from their Gallic cousin, Cahiers du cinéma, was heard soon after.
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