Borley Rectory

‘A wealth of talent resides in Devon’ Borley Rectory director Ashley Thorpe talks to John Tomkins

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This past summer I was very fortunate enough to catch up with filmmaker Ashley Thorpe. I discovered Ashley’s films through a filmmaking event at Exeter Phoenix called Cine. They were showing one of his short films called the Hairy Hands and another Scayre Crow. I love the visual style of the films and the storytelling, plus the use of animation with live action. For the Ashley’s next film he has attracted some an awesomely talented team. Here’s Ashley to tell you more

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Night of the Hunter at Pentillie Castle, as part of It’s All About the River festival

Film fans vote to be Spirited Away at grand finale of River Tamer international festival

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Hayao Miyazaki’s stunning Oscar-winning film Spirited Away has been chosen by film fans to close a major international festival set on the banks of the River Tamar.

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Hannibal - Season 2

Sex, Leins & Videotape #188. Tom Leins reviews Hannibal – Season 2, Postman Pat: The Movie and Tokarev

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Hannibal Lecter, Postman Pat and Nicolas Cage go head-to-head in this week’s DVD round-up.

Hannibal - Season 2

At the outset of Hannibal – The Complete Season Two (StudioCanal) criminal profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) is incarcerated in the Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, accused of a series of crimes committed by cannibalistic culinarian Dr Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen). Now that Will sees Hannibal for what he truly is, he faces a fight to prove his own sanity and convince his former colleagues that he is innocent of murder. Meanwhile, Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne), the head of Behavioural Sciences at the FBI, is dealing with his own conflicted feelings about Will – a man he pressurised into assisting with his earlier investigations, despite Will’s obviously damaged psyche. Looking for answers, Jack turns to a man he has come to trust: Hannibal Lecter.

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The Homesman

Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman release dates

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The Homesman was in the running for a Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and marks a second outing for atmospheric directing from Tommy Lee Jones, who stars in the film along with Oscar magnet Hilary Swank.

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