Amy Winehouse, Hammersmith: A photo essay

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I’m just glad she turned up! Before the show, she allegedly “locked herself in her hotel room after a 48-hour bender and refused to go to the venue,” says The Mirror. You could tell.

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A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash

Off to interview the makers of this film, which is about how we’re running out of the cheap, straightforward-to-extract oil that underpins industrialised societies.

Went to the screening last week, and it’s not often you get one of the directors standing up at the start to say…

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Festival time

There’s no chance of me being bored when I make the switch from staff to freelance in the next few weeks. I’m going to cover the London Film Fest, which runs 17th Oct – 1st Nov, and press screenings start 1st Oct.

For more info, see my news story, written after the press launch last Thursday. It took place at the Odeon West End, Screen 2, which is absolutely massive – and it was packed to the rafters. There were introductions from the British Film Institute’s head honcho, and the festival’s artistic director, then a half hour reel of clips from a selection of movies. The poor/lucky selection team have sat through 2000 entries for the fest since January. Wow.

These ones look promising to me:

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