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Five films that motivate you to study and to work

Sometimes watching a movie is the best way not only to relax, but also to get some motivation to study or work. In case studying at college or university has been extremely stressful recently, do not hesitate to take a little break and watch some motivational movie. Here are a five options for you.

There is no doubt that the amount of tasks you are supposed to submit is huge. Sometimes it feels like are no longer able to write at least one more sentence. Learning is hard. What is more, the whole college process is a rather frustrating period in general. However, you need to acquire as much knowledge as possible to land a well-paid job. In case studying at school has become too exhausting, allocate a few hours to relax and watch ‘History Boys’. This movie is about a group of boys who discover that having good grades
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Michael Caine Sets ‘Best Sellers’, Foresight Unlimited Selling At Cannes

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Michael Caine Sets ‘Best Sellers’, Foresight Unlimited Selling At Cannes
Oscar-winning actor Michael Caine will star in Best Sellers, the directorial feature debut of Lina Roessler.

Pic follows a has-been author, played by Caine, who is on a wild book tour with a young editor trying to save his boutique publishing house. Caine’s author is miserable and sharp-witted and just wants to live out his days in peace with a bottle of scotch, a cigar, and his orange Tabby cat.

The project is based on Anthony Grieco’s original screenplay which won a 2015 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting award, and will be an official Canada-uk co-production, produced by Arielle Elwes (Braid), Cassian Elwes, Petr Jákl and Wayne Marc Godfrey on the UK side and Jonathan Vanger (Wishing Tree Productions: Miss Sloane) and Pierre Even on the Canadian side.
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Michael Caine movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Alfie,’ ‘Hannah and Her Sisters,’ ‘The Dark Knight’

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Michael Caine movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Alfie,’ ‘Hannah and Her Sisters,’ ‘The Dark Knight’
Michael Caine celebrates his 86th birthday on March 14, 2019. The two-time Oscar winner shows no signs of slowing down, amassing dozens of credits in the span of over 50 years. But how many of those titles are classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of Caine’s greatest films, ranked worst to best.

The English-born thespian first came to the attention of movie audiences with a prominent role in the historical epic “Zulu” (1964). He earned his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor just two years later for “Alfie” (1966), playing a devil-may-care ladies man who starts to face the consequences of his actions. The role made Caine an international star, providing him with leading roles both in the UK and the Us.

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He won his first Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for playing a man desperately
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Michael Caine movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best

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Michael Caine movies: 20 greatest films ranked worst to best
Michael Caine celebrates his 86th birthday on March 14, 2019. The two-time Oscar winner shows no signs of slowing down, amassing dozens of credits in the span of over 50 years. But how many of those titles are classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of Caine’s greatest films, ranked worst to best.

The English-born thespian first came to the attention of movie audiences with a prominent role in the historical epic “Zulu” (1964). He earned his first Oscar nomination as Best Actor just two years later for “Alfie” (1966), playing a devil-may-care ladies man who starts to face the consequences of his actions. The role made Caine an international star, providing him with leading roles both in the UK and the Us.

He won his first Oscar as Best Supporting Actor for playing a man desperately in love with his wife’s sister in “Hannah and Her Sisters
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Ad: Top 10 Inspirational Movies for College Students

Need a study break? Feeling a little overwhelmed by classes and college life? We think you deserve a good old-fashioned movie night. One of the most critical aspects of good time management is setting aside enough time to decompress and let your brain have a rest. College is tough – and being overloaded with deadlines is never healthy. You should know when to give yourself a break from studying. Sometimes it can mean hiring essay writing services to take care of your writing assignments.

With that in mind, put down the textbooks, turn off the phone and get comfy. It’s time for a little happy diversion, and we’ve got the perfect list of movies to make your evening fun and relaxing. We’ll start counting down from #10.

#10 – The Great Debaters (2007)

If you are an education major or have ever given the first thought of being a teacher, The Great Debaters is definitely for you.
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Retooled BAFTA Awards Are More Relevant Than Ever to Americans

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Way back in the 20th century, the BAFTAs, which take place Feb. 10, occupied a shifting, uncertain place in the film awards calendar. For much of the 1990s, they acted as a kind of after-party to the long, strenuous haul of Oscar season: taking place a few weeks after the big day in L.A., they were cheerfully divorced from the pressures and rigors of Academy Awards campaigning. And while they preceded the Oscars for years before then, they were seen as very much their own ball game — prestigious, yes, but hardly an essential red-carpet pit stop for Oscar contenders with their eyes on the American prize.

There was occasional overlap between the British Academy and the Oscars, of course, not least when a U.K. film became a crossover hit: It’s hardly a surprise that tony productions from “Lawrence of Arabia” to “Chariots of Fire” to “Shakespeare in Love
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Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘The Favourite’ at the BAFTAs?

Will Best British Film curse strike down ‘The Favourite’ at the BAFTAs?
The Favourite” reaped a leading 12 nominations for the BAFTA Awards. Among these are bids for both Best Picture and Best British Film. But these two categories could cancel each other out in the minds of the BAFTA voters. Since the British academy reintroduced Best British Film in 1992, separate from the top award for Best Picture, only two movies have won both races.

“The King’s Speech” was the first film to pull off this double act at the BAFTAs in 2010 and it went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars. Last year, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” repeated this feat on home turf but lost the top Oscar race to “The Shape of Water.”

For Best Picture, “The Favourite” is up against two seven-time nominees — “Roma” and “A Star is Born” — as well as five-time contender “BlacKkKlansman” and four-time nominee “Green Book.” Its rivals for Best British Film are seven-time nominee “Bohemian Rhapsody,
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Sandra Oh is the 2nd Asian Best TV Drama Actress Golden Globe winner

Sandra Oh is the 2nd Asian Best TV Drama Actress Golden Globe winner
Sandra Oh took home her second Golden Globe on Sunday night and is now the second woman of Asian descent to win the Best TV Drama Actress.

The “Killing Eve” star and Globes co-host joins Yoko Shimada as the only Asian women to win the category. Shimada prevailed in 1981 for her performance in the miniseries “Shōgun,” for which she was Emmy-nominated on the limited series/TV movie side. (The Globes didn’t add acting categories for miniseries and TV films until 1982.) Shimada was the first Asian performer, male or female, to win in any acting category at the Globes.

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Four more performers of Asian descent have since won Globes. Ben Kingsley, who’s British-Indian, took home Best Drama Actor and the now-defunct Best New Actor in 1983 for “Gandhi.” Haing S. Ngor, the Cambodian physician-turned-actor, was named Best Supporting Actor in
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Sandra Oh Wins Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series for ‘Killing Eve’

Sandra Oh Wins Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series for ‘Killing Eve’
Sandra Oh is indeed the hostess with the mostest now that she’s snagged her own Golden Globe during the same ceremony she played co-hosted with Andy Samberg. The actress took home the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series on Sunday night for starring as tenacious MI5 agent Eve Polastri in BBC America’s thriller “Killing Eve.” Oh brought dogged determination and dry wit to Eve, which not only made her a fascinating character, but also created palpable chemistry with her co-star Jodie Comer as the assassin Villanelle. “Killing Eve” returns for its second season on April 7.

This win makes up for her Emmys disappointment and makes Oh — who is Korean-Canadian — the first Asian performer ever to win multiple Golden Globes. Previously, she’d snagged only one Golden Globe in 2005 for her scene-stealing role as Cristina Yang on “Grey’s Anatomy,” a baffling statistic since she was on the show for 10 seasons.
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Golden Globes: If Sandra Oh Wins for ‘Killing Eve’ She’ll Be the First Asian Actor to Snag Multiple Awards

Golden Globes: If Sandra Oh Wins for ‘Killing Eve’ She’ll Be the First Asian Actor to Snag Multiple Awards
It’s a good day to be Sandra Oh, and it could get so much better come January 6. On Friday, the day after she was announced as the Golden Globes co-host alongside “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Andy Samberg, Oh received a nomination in the Best TV Drama Actress category for her lead role on “Killing Eve.”

The timing of the two back-to-back announcements feels particularly fortuitous, and Oh is currently the odds-on favorite to win in that category, just edging out Julia Roberts in Amazon’s “Homecoming.” Oh has received acclaim for playing the dogged and quirky MI5 agent Eve Polastri in the BBC America series from “Fleabag” creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and even received a groundbreaking Emmy nomination this year. She ultimately lost out to Claire Foy for “The Crown.”

A win this time around would make up for that Emmys disappointment and would make Oh — who is Korean-Canadian — the first
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Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg to host 2019 Golden Globes — is she a lock to win now?

Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg to host 2019 Golden Globes — is she a lock to win now?
After presenting together at the Primetime Emmy Awards in September, Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg are getting an awards show promotion: They will host the 76th Golden Globe Awards next month.

“Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-chairmen, NBC Entertainment, said in a statement Wednesday. “They bring wit, charm and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television. It’s sure to be another unforgettable fun-filled night.”

Oh and Samberg, who did a bit while presenting Best Comedy Directing at the Emmys, are both Golden Globe winners themselves; Oh won for her supporting turn in 2006 for “Grey’s Anatomy” and Samberg won Best TV Comedy/Musical Actor in 2014 for “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which also won Best Comedy/Musical Series that year. Oh is in contention this year for her BBC America hit “Killing Eve,” which
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Jessie Buckley in ‘Wild Rose’ will tame BAFTA and Bifa voters

Jessie Buckley in ‘Wild Rose’ will tame BAFTA and Bifa voters
A dozen years after reaping a BAFTA bid for his short film “Cubs,” Tom Harper could be back in contention with the feature “Wild Rose,” which chronicles the life of a single mother from Glasgow who dreams of becoming a Nashville star. Jessie Buckley, who starred in Harper’s TV version of “War and Peace,” is very convincing as the title character. This Irish actress nails the Scottish accent and her is the sort of performance that the BAFTAs like to recognize – a strong leading lady performance in a small British drama.

Also in contention are two supporting actresses who add much to the movie. Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda”) plays Susannah, a wealthy woman who hires Rose as a house cleaner and befriends her, helping to realise her musical dreams. Curiously, Okonedo has never been nominated for a film BAFTA before, only for two TV BAFTAs. Perhaps that could change this year.
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James Bond Directors: A Complete History

Paul Bradshaw Sep 24, 2018

Now that a director has been confirmed for Bond 25, we take a look back at the men who made 007.

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Directing a James Bond movie is pretty big deal. Bond 25 was thrown into chaos when Danny Boyle dropped out, and the news that Cary Fukunaga signed on to replace him has made headlines around the world. But it’s only recently that anyone actually cared who was behind the camera on a 007 film.

Partly because big name “auteurs” don’t often make franchise movies, partly because the Bond producers have always aimed for a kind of stylistic consistency to stop anyone putting a particularly big stamp on it, and mostly because 007 has always been more about a dozen other things that don’t have anything to do with the camerawork – most of the men (and they are all
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James Bond directors: a complete history

Paul Bradshaw Sep 23, 2018

Now a director has been confirmed for Bond 25, we take a look back at the men who made 007

Directing a James Bond movie is pretty big deal. Bond 25 was thrown into chaos when Danny Boyle dropped out, and the news that Cary Fukunaga signed-on to replace him has made headlines around the world. But it’s only recently that anyone actually cared who was behind the camera on a 007 film.

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Partly because big name “auteurs” don’t often make action movies, partly because the Bond producers have always aimed for a kind of stylistic consistency to stop anyone putting a particularly big stamp on it, and mostly because 007 has always been more about a dozen other things
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Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of 1980s: Jack Nicholson, Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington … ? [Poll]

Who’s your favorite Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner of 1980s: Jack Nicholson, Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington … ? [Poll]
Like the other acting winners of the 1980s, the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to big stars and character actors alike. The ’80s featured big-name winners like Jack Nicholson, Kevin Kline, Sean Connery and Michael Caine alongside hardworking veterans like John Gielgud, Louis Gossett Jr. and Don Ameche. The Academy also rewarded emerging talent, like Timothy Hutton, Haing S. Ngor and the now double-champ Denzel Washington.

So who is your favorite Best Supporting Actor winner of the 1980s? Look back on each performance and be sure to vote in our poll below.

Timothy Hutton, “Ordinary People” (1980) — Hutton came out of the gate strong with his heartbreaking performance in Best Picture winner “Ordinary People.” Hutton plays Conrad Jarrett, a teenager wracked with guilt after his brother is killed in a boating accident. Hutton is clearly the lead of the film, but at age 20, the studio may have felt it fairer
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Lewis Gilbert, Esteemed British Director/Producer, Dead At 97

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Gilbert on the set of the 1977 James Bond blockbuster The Spy Who Loved Me with production designer Ken Adam and producer Albert R. Broccoli at Pinewood Studios, London.

By Lee Pfeiffer

Cinema Retro mourns the news of director/producer Lewis Gilbert's death in London at age 97. Gilbert was a good friend to our magazine and gave what is probably his last interview to our correspondent Matthew Field several years ago. It ran in three consecutive issues of Cinema Retro (#'s18, 19 and 20). 

Gilbert had a remarkable career that began early in life as a music hall performer and an actor in small roles in British films. During WWII he served in the Raf, producing and directing documentaries for the military. His first feature film as director was "The Little Ballerina", released in 1947. Gilbert toiled through directing low-budget, often undistinguished films, honing his craft along the way. He earned praise for
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Lewis Gilbert, James Bond Director, Dies at 97

Lewis Gilbert, James Bond Director, Dies at 97
British director Lewis Gilbert, director of three classic James Bond movies, has died at the age of 97. Gilbert got his start as a child actor in 1933 in Dick Turpin and eventually made himself into an accomplished director. During the course of his long career, Gilbert amassed more than 40 credits. Gilbert was remembered by the official James Bond Twitter account following the news of his death.

"British director, producer and screenwriter Lewis Gilbert has passed away at the age of 97. Gilbert directed three Bond films; You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time."

Lewis Gilbert had been working as a director for more than two decades before tackling his first movie in the James Bond franchise, which came in the form of 1967's You Only Live Twice. The movie is significant, as it was the last of Sean Connery
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Bond, ‘Alfie’ Director Lewis Gilbert Dies At The Age Of 97

Lewis Gilbert, the legendary British Bond director has sadly passed away at the age of 97. The filmmaker was responsible for many of the early 007 adventures, as well as Michael Caine’s break-out, Alfie.

Gilbert helmed You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, as well as his 1980s reunion with Caine in the Oscar-nominated Educating Rita.

Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli confirmed the news via a joint statement.

“It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our dear friend Lewis Gilbert.”

“Lewis was a true gentleman. He made an enormous contribution to the British film industry as well as the Bond films, directing You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. His films are not only loved by us but are considered classics within the series. He will be sorely missed.”

Gilbert passed away in Monaco on
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Lewis Gilbert obituary

Film director whose long and varied career produced hits including Alfie and Educating Rita

The film director Lewis Gilbert, who has died aged 97, never sought the limelight: he always said he wanted his films to speak for him, and several of them, including Alfie (1966) and Educating Rita (1983), have become part of cinema history.

Alfie is the story of an amoral young man who philosophises to camera on sex, love and women as he pursues sexual encounters with one girl after another. Paramount wanted the setting moved to New York and Tony Curtis to play Alfie, but Gilbert held out for Michael Caine. Caine’s performance assured his career, and the film was nominated for five Oscars.
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R.I.P. Lewis Gilbert (1920 – 2018)

Oscar-nominated British filmmaker Lewis Gilbert has passed away aged 97, it has been announced.

Born in London in 1920, Gilbert started his career as a child actor before deciding to move behind the camera, serving as an assistant to Alfred Hitchcock on 1939’s Jamaica Inn.

After serving in the Royal Air Force’s film unit during World War II, Gilbert made his name as a writer and director during the 1950s and 1960s with the likes of Reach for the Sky and Sink the Bismarck! before enjoying huge success with 1966’s Alfie, which was nominated for five Oscars including Best Picture.

The following year, Gilbert went on to direct the first of three 007 movies, You Only Live Twice, before reuniting with Roger Moore for The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. His later credits included 1983’s Educating Rita, 1989’s Shirley Valentine, and his final film Before You Go in 2002.

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