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26 January

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

At 5am on Tuesday morning, members of the Academy, the press, film critics and publicists all gathered at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills to hear the most anticipated announcement of the entertainment year; the 2012 Academy Award nominations.


23 January

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

I’m not much of a betting girl, but one of the highlights of this week will be the announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees. I love sitting down and trying to assess the mood of Hollywood and who will take home the coveted golden statues. Inevitably I end up with two lists; the list featuring people I think should win, and the list featuring the people who probably will win. Make sure you pop back later in the week to check out the nominees.


18 January

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin


What a civilised affair the Golden Globes were on Sunday evening (Monday afternoon our time). Ricky Gervais, hosting the awards for the third time, started the show with the quip “so, where were we”. Loved it.....

16 January

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

To a young girl obsessed with ballet Dame Margot Fonteyn was a legend, who thanks to her professional partnership with Rudolf Nureyev was regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time.

It’s apparent, after watching the BBC’s Margot (Monday 16th January, 8.30pm), that Fonteyn’s life was a lot more complicated and scandalous than I’d been lead to believe aged seven. Amazingly, at 40 she experienced a career revival that turned her into a global star; at the same time as her turbulent personal life was falling apart. It’s a truly remarkable story.


12 January

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

This Sunday afternoon (L.A time, Monday afternoon for us) a who’s who of Hollywood, styled to within an inch of their lives, will step from their eco-friendly limos onto the red carpet for the first big award ceremony of the year, the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.


09 January

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin


He’s a funny little guy, Jools Holland, and yet anyone who has seen his concerts with the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra is blown away, and everyone who has seen his BBC2 music television show Later…with Jools Holland appreciates how good it is. Capturing a band’s music and doing them credit on live television is a very hard thing to do - I know, I spent years trying. While many bands are sceptical about appearing on live music shows because they’re concerned about sound issues I imagine no one turns down Jools Holland.

05 January

2012


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Well, here we go again! Another year has arrived and this January Rialto Channel has another superb line-up of films, including a collection of documentaries profiling creative innovators who changed the way we look at art and fashion.


29 December

2011


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Michael Haneke is a German born, Austrian filmmaker whose bold and bare style is filled with bleak carnage and disturbing imagery, making him one of the most interesting and challenging contemporary auteurs. Haneke sees himself as “the last modernist”, and his work is known for its non-linear narration and his ability to infuse his films with unbearable tension.

As January’s featured director in our Rialto Directors Showcase, Rialto Channel is presenting an unprecedented look at his remarkable body of award-winning work.


19 December

2011


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

Michael Winterbottom is of course the featured director in this month’s Director’s Showcase. He obviously enjoys working with Coogan and Brydon as The Trip is their third collaboration. Their first joint project was 2002’s 24 Hour Party People, a raucous rock fuelled tribute to Manchester’s Factory Records which screened last Sunday, and coming up on Sunday 25th December, is their second film together, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story.


16 December

2011


Posted by
Francesca Rudkin

This Saturday, Rialto Official Selection is screening the latest work from writer/director Nicole Holofcener called Please Give. Not surprisingly, it stars Catherine Keener who has also appeared in all three of Holofcener’s previous feature films; Friends with Money, Lovely and Amazing, and Waking and Talking.




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Francesca Rudkin

Francesca Rudkin

Over the last 20 years Francesca Rudkin has been working in the media as a film and music reviewer (NZ Herald, Breakfast TV), a television presenter and producer, and voice over artist. Francesca is Rialto Channel's resident vlogger, allowing her to indulge in her love of world cinema. Her next challenge is to convince her young children that being a “Cinephile” is a legitimate profession.


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