Another prestigious honour at the Cannes Film Festival has added further weight to Jane Campion’s legendary status in cinema. But the fact there aren’t more female directors at the top still irks the Australian-based, New Zealand-born film maker.
UKTV’s Top of the Lake managed to end with both a bang and a whimper – the whimper being from viewers who had finally managed to persuade themselves that Al the policeman (David Wenham) was a good guy after all. It turned out that he was unimaginably worse than the series’ ostensible villains, the brutal alcoholic drug lord and suspected child-rapist and his pitbull sons
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As more than a billion people worldwide watched on, the nervous gulps lasted for a full 21 seconds on a Los Angles stage. The left hand fidgeted around the lectern, the right hand firmly grasped the prize.
Holly Hunter got a boost on International Women’s Day with the news that her animated character Elastigirl topped a UK poll for best screen mum. The character, voiced by Hunter in the 2004 Disney Pixar film The Incredibles, was voted ahead of Harry Potter’s mum Lily in the survey.