Full Synopsis Released For Channel 4’s ‘Brexit: The Uncivil War ‘

Brexit: The Uncivil War is a witty and compelling behind-the-scenes exploration of one of the biggest political earthquakes of recent times.

This thrilling film follows the Brexit campaign from the perspective of the largely unknown strategists in both the leave and remain camps as they plot to gain advantage over each other through media and social media activities, while having to deal with the more public role played by politicians jostling for the limelight and each side’s controversial financial backers.

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Dominic Cummings, the divisive architect of Vote Leave’s strategy and tactics. His insistence that the Leave campaign’s electioneering should be data-driven, rather than relying on traditional campaigning involving grassroots politicians quickly brings him into conflict with his political backers but ultimately secures success. Meanwhile his messaging – from coming up with the central slogan “Take Back Control” as well as the red bus featuring the now infamous £350 million promise – also cuts through with the voters.

Rory Kinnear co-stars as Craig Oliver, David Cameron’s communications director, who is drafted in to run the Remain campaign and pull together its disparate Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat supporters. Basing his tactics on his successful Scottish Referendum and General Election campaigns – using the traditional media, set-piece events, focus groups and politicians talking about the economic effects of leaving the EU, Oliver is soon under pressure to work out why his messaging isn’t having the same effect on the electorate – and polls – as Cummings.

Alongside the lead strategists and their teams, Brexit: The Uncivil War , features a cast of more familiar individuals – including Boris Johnson and Michael Gove to Nigel Farage – and some lesser known characters such as Zack Massingham, the Canadian co-founder of data firm Aggregate IQ who worked to impact on the referendum, and businessman Arron Banks, the largest donor to the Leave campaign.

At a time when explosive revelations about the mining of personal data and the corrosive effect of fake news and micro-targeted advertising through social media feeds are at the forefront of the news agenda, Brexit: The Uncivil War is an enlightening, eye-opening exploration of how modern data-driven campaigning techniques contributed to one of the most unexpected, highly-charged and controversial decisions in modern political history.

Brexit: The Uncivil War will air on Channel 4 Monday 7th January at 9pm

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22nd Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) Award Nominations Announced

The Favourite, Roma, and If Beale Street Could Talk top the nominations list for the 2018 Online Film Critics Society Awards (OFCS). The winners will be revealed 2nd January 2019. 


BEST PICTURE
Annihilation
BlacKkKlansman
Eighth Grade
The Favourite
First Reformed
Hereditary
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma
A Star Is Born
Suspiria
You Were Never Really Here

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here

BEST LEAD ACTOR

Christian Bale – Vice
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman

BEST LEAD ACTRESS
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
Toni Collette – Hereditary
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Regina Hall – Support the Girls
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther
Steven Yeun – Burning

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Elizabeth Debicki – Widows
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Thomasin McKenzie – Leave No Trace
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Eighth Grade
The Favourite
First Reformed
Roma
Sorry to Bother You

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BlacKkKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
Leave No Trace
Widows

BEST EDITING
The Favourite
First Man
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Roma
Widows

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Cold War
The Favourite
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Black Panther
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Suspiria

BEST DEBUT FEATURE

Ari Aster – Hereditary
Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Carlos López Estrada – Blindspotting
Boots Riley – Sorry to Bother You

BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Burning
Cold War
Roma
Shoplifters
Zama

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Free Solo
Minding the Gap
Shirkers
Three Identical Strangers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

 

New UK Trailer Released For ‘Fighting With My Family’

Fighting With My Family is a comedy-drama written, executive producedand directed by Emmy, BAFTA and Golden Globe award winner Stephen Merchant, based on the true personal story of WWE Superstar Paige and her family of professional wrestlers.

The film is inspired by the Channel 4 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting With My Familyand tells the story of reformed gangster and former wrestler Ricky, his wife Julia, daughter Saraya and son Zak who make a living performing in tiny venues across the country. Ricky and Julia want a better life for their children and when brotherand sister get the chance to audition for WWE, it seems the family dream is coming true and all their troubles will be solved. However, Saraya and Zak are about to learn that becoming a WWE Superstar demands more than they ever imagined possible as athletes and siblings. Wrestling has always kept this family together –but now it could tear them apart.

Directed by: Stephen Merchant

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Stephen Merchant, Vince Vaughn, and Jack Lowden

Release Date: 1st March 2019

The First ‘Men In Black: International’ Trailer Has Landed!

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

Directed by: F. Gary Gray

Cast: Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Rebecca Ferguson, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Rafe Spall, Kumail Nanjiani

Release Date: 14th June 2019

Hellboy Is All Fired Up In First Trailer

“Hellboy is back, and he’s on fire. From the pages of Mike Mignola’s seminal work, this action-packed story sees the legendary half-demon superhero (David Harbour, “Stranger Things”) called to the English countryside to battle a trio of rampaging giants. There he discovers The Blood Queen, Nimue (Milla Jovovich, Resident Evil series), a resurrected ancient sorceress thirsting to avenge a past betrayal. Suddenly caught in a clash between the supernatural and the human, Hellboy is now hell-bent on stopping Nimue without triggering the end of the world.”

Directed by: Neil Marshall

Cast: David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane

Release Date: April 12th, 2019

First Trailer For Richard Linklater’s ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ Released

“Where’d You Go, Bernadette is based on the runaway bestseller about Bernadette Fox, a Seattle woman who had it all – a loving husband and a brilliant daughter. When she unexpectedly disappears, her family sets off on an exciting adventure to solve the mystery of where she might have gone.”

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao and Laurence Fishburne

Release Date: 2019 (TBC)

Gripping First Teaser For Michael Matteo Rossi’s ‘Chase’ Has Arrived!

Earlier this year we sat down to chat with Michael Matteo Rossi for our ‘Sunday Spotlight’ feature. In the interview, Michael mentioned his excitement on an upcoming film he was preparing to shoot, which he described as “John Wick meets Drive”. Ever since then we’ve been keeping tabs on the film and Michael’s progress.

We shared an exclusive first look at the Chase back in August that showed the cast and crew hard at work and it hyped us up even more for what Michael had in store for us. Following our exclusive first look, we featured Rob Niter, who stars in the film,  in our ‘Sunday Spotlight’ feature and looked at his promising start to his acting career.

Now we’re pleased to share with you the first teaser trailer for Chase! The film is scheduled to be released 2019 and hit multiple film festivals.

Directed by: Michael Matteo Rossi
Cast: Damien Puckler, Jessica Morris, Aries Spears, Simeon Panda, Rob Niter, Paul Duke

HBO Release First Trailer For ‘Brexit’ Starring Benedict Cumberbatch As Dominic Cummings

“Everyone knows who won. Not everyone knows how.”

Directed by: Toby Haynes

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Boardman, Jay Simpson

Release Date: January 19th, 2019.

First Teaser For ‘Downton Abbey’ Film Released

“The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys – even earning a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show along the way.”

Directed by: Michael Engler

Cast: Allen Leech, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanna Froggatt

Release Date: 13th September 2019