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A Ghost Story director David Lowery returns with the trailer for Robert Redford vehicle The Old Man and the Gun

Those who followed The Ford On Film Awards 2017 will know that David Lowery’s A Ghost Story was one of my favourite films of last year. A haunting meditation on death and time, it immediately put Lowery on my radar as one to watch. His new film, The Old Man and the Gun, looks set to be another …

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Guillero del Toro’s amphibian romantic fantasy The Shape of Water wins Best Picture

After a closely fought battle in which it held off Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Get Out, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water took home Best Picture at the 90th Academy Awards. A beautiful, violent, entirely-unique mixture of romance, fantasy and fairy tale, The Shape of Water seemed an unlikely Oscar favourite but …

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Three Billboards is the big winner at a disappointingly safe BAFTAs

Last night (18th February), Hollywood and the British Film Industry’s finest gathered to celebrate the best films of the last year. That’s right, the 2018 BAFTAs have concluded, and honestly? It was a rather tame night. No huge upsets, no underdogs, no ground-breaking achievements. There were a couple of pleasant surprises in the smaller categories …

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Don Hertzfeldt is back with World of Tomorrow Episode 2

Longtime readers of Ford On Film will know I’m a huge fan of Texan animator Don Hertzfeldt. I first discovered his work, as many did, when he released the truly remarkable World of Tomorrow two years ago. A truly mind-blowing science fiction short about cloning, the film instantly became my favourite of 2015. Since then, …

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A short tribute to George A. Romero (1940 – 2017)

On July 16th, it was with a heavy heart that I heard the legendary director George A. Romero had sadly passed away after a short battle with cancer. Since that day, I’ve been wanting to write a short tribute or obituary, but it’s been hard to put into words the importance of George A. Romero …

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A Ghost Story’s trailer is the most beautifully haunting thing you’ll see all year

Three months after wowing audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, David Lowery’s utterly bizarre-sounding A Ghost Story has released its first trailer. Distributed by A24 (Moonlight, Ex Machina), A Ghost Story stars Casey Affleck as the titular apparition in a white sheet, and Rooney Mara as the lover he pines for.   Shot in the …

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Edgar Wright is back with the trailer for Baby Driver

It’s been nearly four years since Edgar Wright’s last film, the brilliant Cornetto Trilogy-closer The World’s End, and in that time, it feels like there’s been a serious lack of genuinely cool, genuinely thrilling action films. Until now. That’s Wright, Edgar’s back with his long-awaited passion project Baby Driver. The story of a getaway driver …

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La La Land wins big, but it doesn’t quite sweep the BAFTAS

The BAFTAs 2017 have come and gone, and looking at the results shows a mostly unsurprising line up of winners with a few unexpected prizes. The BAFTAs are never guaranteed to go the same way of the upcoming Oscars, and while the major winners of the night will be almost identical to the Academy Awards, …

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RIP Sir John Hurt

In very sad news, beloved British screen icon Sir John Hurt has passed away after a long battle with cancer at the age of 77. Since his screen debut in 1962, Hurt has appeared in over 120 roles on film and television, including starring roles in some of the iconic films of all time. Everyone …

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La La Land is the big winner of the 74th Golden Globes

With last night’s Golden Globes, the Awards Season feels like it’s underway properly. It was a mostly unsurprising night for awards, with only a few wins that felt entirely unpredictable. Let’s break down the evening: Certainly the least surprising story from the night was just how well Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land performed. Most …

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