Posts in "Film"

Horns UK Premiere

Horns: Daniel Radcliffe

Horns Starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple In UK Cinemas October 29th, 2014 by Laura Patricia Jones This evening, Leicester Square took a walk on the wild side as Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple graced the red carpet to promote their latest movie Horns. Critically acclaimed as Radcliffe’s best performance yet, the Harry Potter star […]

The 58th BFI London Film Festival

Fury: Brad Pitt

by Joanna Orland The annual BFI London Film Festival returned for its 58th year with a host of stars descending upon the city to celebrate cinema. A large selection of diverse films were on offer at this year’s festival, with many prevalent themes running through the programme October 8th-19th, 2014 . Festival director Clare Stewart […]

This Is Where I Leave You

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Directed by Shawn Levy Starring Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver, Jane Fonda, Kathryn Hahn, Rose Byrne and Timothy Olyphant Based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper In UK Cinemas October 24th, 2014 by Joanna Orland Night at the Museum director Shawn Levy takes a family drama and overinflates it with too many characters and […]

Fury

Fury: Brad Pitt

Directed by David Ayer starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal In UK Cinemas October 24th, 2014 by Joanna Orland The cruelty of war is still an issue we face today, and Fury is a needed reminder, lest we forget. Director David Ayer follows gritty police drama End of Watch […]

London Film Festival: The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game: Benedict Cumberbatch

Directed by Morten Tyldrum Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Allen Leech by Amanda Farley Alan Turing’s story is a difficult one to tell. Writer Graham Moore uses three different periods in Turing’s life to explore the history of this pioneering British scientist and mathematician. Alan Turing (Cumberbatch) was part of a team […]

London Film Festival: Rosewater

Rosewater: Jon Stewart

Directed by Jon Stewart Starring Gael García Bernal by Joanna Orland America’s number one satirist Jon Stewart goes from talk show host to filmmaker with his debut feature Rosewater. Still focused on political material, Stewart tells the story of Maziar Bahari, the Iranian-born Newsweek reporter who was captured by the Iranian government and tried as […]

London Film Festival: Phoenix

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Directed by Christian Petzold Starring Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld and Nina Kunzendorf by Amanda Farley In this film noir drama from director Christian Petzold we enter an athmospheric world of lies and lost chances. Hoss plays Nelly Lenz, a concentration camp survivor. Emerging from the horrors of the camp she undergoes major reconstructive surgery to […]

London Film Festival: Charlie’s Country

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Directed by Rolf de Heer Starring David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr and Luke Ford by Amanda Farley Charlie’s Country is the latest film from director Rolf de Heer and Actor David Gulpilil and it is a triumph of storytelling. While not strictly autobiographical, this film is very much about Gulpilil, who co-wrote the script with de […]

London Film Festival: ’71

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Directed by Yann Demange Starring Jack O’Connell, Paul Anderson, Richard Dormer by Amanda Farley ’71 is Yann Demange’s debut feature set in west Belfast in the early years of the conflict. Private Gary Hook, an ordinary Derby lad, is sent to Belfast. Arriving in a place that is “not abroad’ but completely alien, on his […]

London Film Festival: Far From Men Premiere

Far From Men: Viggo Mortensen

by Joanna Orland In David Oelhofffen’s Loin des hommes (Far from Men) a French-speaking Viggo Mortensen plays Daru, a teacher in a small village school in the Algerian mountains in 1954 when colonial conflict is imminent as Algeria begins its struggle for independence. Mohamed (Reda Kateb) arrives at Daru’s doorstep, and the two men set […]