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When she starred opposite John Wayne in the 1969 western True Grit, Kim Darby could easily have been forgiven for believing the role would be the start of a long and glittering career. In truth, though, defying predictions that a star was born, she has made no films of note since.
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Danny Boyle discovered her, Irvine Welsh was inspired by her and the Coen brothers love Kelly Macdonald. But even as she journeys back to Prohibition-era America for the Golden Globe winner Boardwalk Empire, the actress is determined not to forget her Glasgow council-estate roots
It had no formal script, was shot on a shoestring budget, and edited using off-the-shelf software. The fact that sci-fi film Monsters got made at all is rather impressive. Now the film takes its place among the nominees for this year's Baftas, announced yesterday, rounding off a miraculous year for its creator.
British movie The King's Speech is expected to reign at the Baftas after topping the nominations list for the film awards.
What possessed the Coen brothers to remake the classic, which starred the greatest screen cowboy of all time? Far from being an exercise in nostalgia, says John Walsh, the new movie captures thoroughly modern themes of moral redemption
Director's latest – 'Another Year' starring Jim Broadbent – is up for festival's top prize
Gus Van Sant's heartfelt, fast-moving biopic depicts Harvey Milk's progression from closeted New York stockbroker to campaigning San Francisco demagogue to America's first openly gay elected official in 1978.
Sean Penn's portrayal of America's first openly gay man in public office is full of exuberance and joy
At the time of writing, I don't know what films appeared on the list of Oscar nominations announced on Thursday, but the results are such a foregone conclusion that I can confidently predict that Slumdog Millionaire will win Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay; Milk will win Best Original Screenplay; and Kate Winslet will win Best Actress.