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Tyrannosaur Review

Our good friends over at Cinespect give BIFFlix November selection Tyrannosaur a glowing review. Check out the full review here.

Tyrannosaur: Movie Review A-

criticWIRE share there thoughts on the British film Tyrannosaur when it first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Click here for the full review.

Tyrannosaur gets nominated

November’s BIFFlix selection the British film Tyrannosaur has recently been nominated for a total of 7 British Independent Film Awards. Nominations include;

Best British Independent Film
Best Director- Paddy Considine
The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)- Paddy Considine
Best Actor- Peter Mullan
Best Actress- Olivia Colman
Best Supporting Actor- Eddie Marsan
Best Achievement in Production

To see the full list of nominees click here.

For Your Consideration: Olivia Colman & Peter Mullan

Indiewire’s Peter Knget discusses 13 underdog actresses and actors that deserve attention at this year’s oscar race. Coming in second is Olivia Colan for her role in this month’s Bifflix selection Tyrannosaur. As well as the film’s star Peter Mullan. Here’s what Peter has to say:

Olivia Colman, Tyrannosaur
In Paddy Considine’s directorial debut, which first screened at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year (it’s being released Stateside November 18), Olivia Colman plays Hannah, a Christian do-gooder who gives refuge to an alcoholic, rage-filled widower (played by Peter Mullan). Colman, known best for her comedic work in British television (though she does have a small role in the much more Oscar-friendly “The Iron Lady”) is an absolute revelation, garnering herself some of the best reviews to come out of Sundance (and a special jury prize that she shared with Mullan). Like Binoche, she faces an uphill battle when it comes to mainstream awards recognition, but she’ll hopefully be remembered by others for giving one of the year’s most powerful performances.

Peter Mullan, Tyrannosaur
Another actor whose female co-star was noted last week (here, Olivia Colman), Peter Mullan gives a startling performance in Paddy Considine’s directorial debut “Tyrannosaur.” Mullan’s performance as a raging alcoholic and isolated widower is one that, with the right promotion, could genuinely be an awards player (though its distributor Strand is quite wee compared to those releasing Mullan’s competitors). It’s a career highlight for the veteran Scottish actor, whose credits include “Trainspotting,” “The Magdalene Sisters,” “Neds” and Spielberg’s upcoming “War Horse.”

To see the full article and read up on the other deserving actresses and actors listed..

bifflix: tyrannosaur on nov 27th

Bermuda International Film Festival (BIFF) announces that it will host a two screenings of “Tyrannosaur” on November 27, 2011, as part of its monthly film series, BIFFlixs. The film will be shown in the Tradewinds Auditorium at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) on Crow Lane in Hamilton. The first screening will start at 5:00pm, the second at 7:30pm.

“The best British film of the year”-GQ

“A Sledgehammer swinging performance by Peter Mullan”- Vanity Fair

“Impressive..deeply moving”- TimeOut NY

“Powerful”- Entertainment Weekly

Winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s World Cinema Jury Prize for Breakout Performances and the World Cinema Directing Awards.

Nominated for 7 British Independent Awards including; Best Film, Best Director, Best Debut Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Achievement in Production

Joseph (Peter Mullan, Boy A) is an unemployed widower with a drinking problem, a man crippled by his own volatile temperament and furious anger. Hannah (Olivia Colman, Hot Fuzz) is a Christian worker at a charity shop, a respectable woman who seems wholesome and happy. When circumstance brings the pair together, Hannah appears as Joseph’s guardian angel, tempering his fury and offering him warmth, kindness and acceptance. As their relationship develops, Hannah’s own secrets are revealed – her husband (Eddie Marsan, Happy-Go-Lucky) is violent and abusive – and Joseph emerges as her unlikely savior. With striking performances and a deeply felt story, actor-turned-writer/director Paddy Considine’s film is a stunning debut about the emergence of grace and redemption from the least likely of places.

Tickets are available in advance on or at the door on the day from 4:00 p.m. Tickets are price at $9 for BIFF members and $13 for non-members. For reservations or enquiries email