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BFI London Film Festival: Lovers Rock

Lovers Rock

Lovers Rock Directed by Steve McQueen Starring Amarah-Jae St Aubyn, Michael Ward, Shaniqua Okwok and Kedar Williams-Stirling by Lewis Church Since making the shift from visual artist to movie director, Steve McQueen has created a startling and challenging body of work, including the feature films 12 Years a Slave, Hunger and Widows. Lovers Rock is […]

BFI London Film Festival: Herself

Herself

Herself Directed by Phyllida Lloyd Starring Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill by Laura Patricia Jones Big screen Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd’s intimate Irish festival flick is in short a story of a down-trodden woman who builds a house. But digging deeper it’s more than that; a portrayal of mental and physical abuse, […]

BFI London Film Festival: Ammonite

Ammonite

Ammonite Directed by Francis Lee Starring Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones and James McArdle by Laura Patricia Jones The picturesque cliffs of Lime Regis set the perfect backdrop for a wistful period romance, but this is no Persuasion. Far swept from the Austen iconography of the Jurassic coast, Francis Lee’s Ammonite is still very […]

BFI London Film Festival: David Byrne’s American Utopia

David Byrne’s American Utopia

David Byrne’s American Utopia Directed by Spike Lee Featuring David Byrne, Jaqueline Acevedo and Gustavo di Dalva by Lewis Church This concert film offers a front row seat to Byrne’s 2019 Broadway performance American Utopia (based off the album of the same name), with the footage directed by Spike Lee and featuring a rapturous array […]

BFI London Film Festival: Kajillionaire

Kajillionaire

Kajillionaire Directed by Miranda July Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Gina Rodriguez, Richard Jenkins and Debra Winger by Lewis Church Kajillionaire is an odd film, and like director Miranda July’s earlier ones (Me and You and Everyone We Know and The Future) it has consequently been awarded the rather unfair ‘quirky’ tag. I’m not sure that […]

Safe Space

Safe Space

Safe Space Produced by Teater V Starring Fillipa Suenson, Lucia Vinde Dirchsen, Theresa Hedelund, Mathias Bøgelund and Mette Ahrenkiel More information and tickets here by Bernie C Byrnes In response to the ongoing Covid-19 catastrophe occurring in live theatre, TEATER V (Copenhagen) has launched a new, digital theatre platform: FUTURE V. Safe Space is their […]

Hard Kill

Hard Kill

Hard Kill Directed by Matt Eskandari Starring Bruce Willis, Jesse Metcalfe, Sergio Rizzuto, Lala Kent and Natalie Eva Marie Coming to UK Digital Download September 14th, 2020 by Gemsy Hard Kill finds a team of mercenary ex-troopers led by Derek Miller (Jesse Metcalfe) – suspicious of neither the lack of details around an offered job, […]

The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America

The Plot Against America Created by David Simon and Ed Burns Starring Winona Ryder, Anthony Boyle, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Spector, Michael Kostroff, David Krumholtz, Azhy Robertson, Caleb Malis, Jacob Laval and John Turturro by Lewis Church Alternative history is always intended to bring the present into sharper relief. What if Hitler had got into art […]

Waiting for the Barbarians

Waiting For The Barbarians

Waiting for the Barbarians Directed by Ciro Guerra Starring Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Greta Scacchi, Gana Bayarsaikhan and Harry Melling​ Available on Digital Download from September 7th, 2020 Pre-order available here by Amanda Farley Waiting for the Barbarians is a depressingly relevant, if slightly uneven, modern parable. An ambitious adaption with a big […]

Waiting For The Barbarians

Waiting for the Barbarians

Waiting For The Barbarians Directed by Ciro Guerra Starring Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Greta Scacchi, Gana Bayarsaikhan and Harry Melling​ Available on Digital Download from September 7th, 2020 Pre-order available here by Bernie C Byrnes If I had written this review immediately after I had watched Waiting For The Barbarians I would have […]