Let’s Go To The Movies – Trailer Debut!

That’s right after twelve years Let’s Go To The Movies has had some cause for celebration over the past few days with the new UK and Ireland trailer for The Mauritanian, a film which I have had the pleasure of watching earlier this year. Don’t blink though as you may miss the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and Let’s Go To The Movies with it! A hard hitting film with truly outstanding performances, especially from Tahar Rahim with Jodie Foster brilliant in support. Also starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Shailene Woodley.

Check out my ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review for the film HERE and don’t forget to catch the film from April 1st 2021 on Amazon Prime Video!

The Mauritanian Premieres on Amazon Prime Video on 1st April 2021

I am really lucky to have already seen The Mauritanian (review here) and great news that the UK eventually has a release date for this hard hitting film, on Amazon Prime thanks to STX!

STX and Amazon Prime Video announced today that Kevin Macdonald’s highly anticipated thriller The Mauritanian will premier on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland on 1st April 2021.

The Mauritanian stars Jodie Foster, Tahar Rahim, Benedict Cumberbatch and Shailene Woodley. The film has been longlisted for an impressive 11 BAFTAs, including Best Film, and nominated for several other awards, including Golden Globe nods for Best Actor – Drama for Tahar Rahim and Best Supporting Actress for Jodie Foster.

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BAFTA Awards 2021 – Longlist!

Yesterday BAFTA released the longlist of films that are going forward to round 2 of voting for this years awards! I have to admit a couple of surprises I reckon but always really interesting that they release this information.

BEST FILM
15 films go through to the Round Two of voting, and five will be nominated. This is the only category voted for by all film voting members in all voting rounds. 244 films were submitted for consideration.

  • Another Round
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • The Dig
  • The Father
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • The Mauritanian
  • News of the World
  • Nomadland
  • One Night In Miami…
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Soul
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • The White Tiger

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
20 films will go through to Round Two of voting. The top five films from the opt-in chapter vote in Round One automatically receive a nomination. The next ranking 15 films will be considered by a jury, who will vote for five nominations. 10 films will be nominated in this category. In Round Three, the general voting membership will select the winner in this category. 74 films were submitted for consideration, all of which passed the BFI Diversity Standards.

  • Ammonite
  • Calm With Horses
  • County Lines
  • The Courier
  • David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
  • The Dig
  • Emma.
  • The Father
  • Herself
  • His House
  • Limbo
  • The Mauritanian
  • Misbehaviour
  • Mogul Mowgli
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Radioactive
  • Rebecca
  • Rocks
  • Saint Maud
  • Supernova
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Golden Globes 2021 – Nominations

Here at the nominations for this years Golden Globes! Usually a decent indication on which films could be nominated for the Academy Awards!

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Father
Mank
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Hamilton
Music
Palm Springs
The Prom

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The Mauritanian (2021) Review

Mohamedou Ould Slahi was detained in the US military’s Guantanamo Bay detention centre and held without charge for well over a decade. He finds allies in defence attorney Nancy Hollander and her associate Teri Duncan, battling the government in a fight for justice.

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BAFTA Rising Star Award: A History

2020 is the 15th anniversary of the BAFTA having the Rising Star Award which is voted for by the public. Starting in 2006 known as the Orange Rising Star Award and then since 2013 the EE Rising Star Award, this is due to sponsorship and pretty much helps the award with publicity and getting the public involved in the voting for the winner. 

Over the years as I have become more and more obsessed with films I know more about the nominees which in all honesty makes me feel very special and at times very geeky. Which I personally love and am very proud of, I felt coming up to the 15th year it was very important to take a look back at not only the winners from each year but the other nominees as well. The list is very impressive and it feels as though someone at BAFTA can certainly pick out rising stars in the best possible way, the nominees are chosen regardless of gender, nationality and whether they have made a breakthrough in television, film or both.

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