An Introduction to the Film Section
Chairman: Jason Solomons
Vice-Chairman: Anna Smith
Hon. Secretary: Rich Cline. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Our awards and who is eligible.
British and Irish film makers are eligible for most, if not all, of our awards. The word British in the title of some of our awards is simply to distinguish them from the general best actor/director/film awards. Irish citizens are eligible for these awards but many Irish actors and directors work on what are technically British films and their work deserves recognition. There is no intention to suggest that Irish talent is British should an Irish citizen be nominated in the "British" categories and all Irish nominees know this. It simply recognises the complex nature of film making, a collaborative affair often crossing national boundaries and anyone who wishes to raise the matter should do so with Jason Solomons, current chair of the Awards Committee. Patriotic Irish people with genuine issues to raise will be replied to - those who send obscene e mails will not.
A Centenary exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
Philip French receives BFI Fellowship
Longstanding CC member presented with highest honour by BFI Chair Greg Dyke
Farewell and Hail
It is goodbye to him and hello to him
Goodbyee and welcome.
A Hundred years of classifying movies
The men and women who decide what is fit to be seen on screen.
BBFC marks 100 years of The Critics’ Circle
See also Marianne Gray on the Film Page writing about the BBFC
Not quite twin souls.
The Film That Changed My Life
A Celebration of 100 Years of the Critics’ Circle
The Film Section joins in the celebrations of our Centenary.
33rd Critics' Circle Film Awards winners
LONDON CRITICS' CIRCLE FILM AWARDS FALL FOR AMOUR
33rd CRITICS' CIRCLE FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS
THE MASTER AND AMOUR LEAD THE WAY
33RD LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE FILM AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Critics’ Circle Film Awards to Honour Helena Bonham Carter
Actress to receive the Dilys Powell Award at January event
Film Awards Join With Missing People Charity and Announce 2013 Date
When Critics Disagree
It boils down to a matter of opinion in the end
An argument that will never end although time might just show who was right and who was wrong.
"We laughed a lot": Interview with the late Michael Cacoyannis
A fascinating talk with the director of Zorba The Greek
A fascinating interview with Greek director Michael Cacoyannis by Critics' Circle member George Savvides; first published in Parikiaki, 27 January 2000.
The Tyneside Cinema and Nina Hibbin
Michael Chaplin's history of this celebrated cinema and what it says about the critic who helped save it.
My First Cannes
Vice Chair of the Critics' Circle Film Section Anna Smith on Cannes 2011
FDA's UK CINEMA SHOWCASE
The FDA shows its star power
The BFI Russian Pioneer Film Season
Russian film season at the BFI
BOOK REVIEW: 100 Ideas That Changed Film
By David Parkinson
David Parkinson’s book 100 Ideas That Changed Film (Lawrence King Publishing) should inspire more than a modicum of a debate as – much like it says on the tin – it examines the 100 most important ideas that influenced the development of the medium.
The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology by Virginie Selavy
Film Essays For People Who Like Film
The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology is published by Strange Attractor Press and is available at http://strangeattractor.co.uk/books/the-end/
A Life Extraordinary - screenwriter John Hodge's new play
Surviving under a tyrant.
The Tree Of Life: Cannes Controversy
Critical controversy surrounds the UK release of Terrence Malick's Palme D'Or contender
The Anthony Minghella Film Festival - March 2011
A festival with a different touch
The Anthony Minghella Film Festival, hosted by his family and the BFI, on the Isle of Wight.
Polish Cinema Now!
Laurence Boyce looks at a study of contemporary Polish cinema just in time for the 10th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival in London
Laurence Boyce looks at a study of contemporary Polish cinema just in time for the 10th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival in London.
Bring on the thinking movies.
Summer's mindless spectacle gives way to harsher weather's thinking movies.
Summer is for inane, mindless spectacle, but autumn and winter – as if the harsher weather demands it – bring on the thinking movies.
The Penfold Polemic
You know who you are!
Film writer and critic Phil Penfold, aka the Man from Doncaster, blows his top about anti social colleagues who are unprofessional to their fingertips.
The Stars Come Out
Guests at the 31st Awards
Stars walking on the red carpet at the 31st Critics' Circle Film Awards
32nd London Critics' Circle Film Awards
The Artist and A Separation top the winners at BFI Southbank on 19th January 2012
A Doctor Prescribes
Mark Kermode lets fly
Mark Kermode takes on Michael Bay and a host of other film makers who fail to deliver the goods but makes lots of cash
32nd London Critics' Circle Film Awards nominations announced
Awards to be presented Thursday, 19th January, at BFI Southbank
Winners of the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film
LONDON FILM CRITICS’ CIRCLE HONOUR VISIONARY BRITISH FILM DIRECTOR NICOLAS ROEG
London, 2 December 2011
Critics' Circle Film Section, Nicolas Roeg
The London Critics' Circle Film Awards
The dazzling awards event was held for the first time at BFI SouthBank.
The Nominees for the 31st Film Awards
February 10, 2011
The list of our nominees
Award: Film of the Year
The winners going back to 1980
The best film of the year from 1980
Members of the Film Section
Including Honorary Members
The members of the Film Section