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BFI London Film Festival: Duplicate

Duplicate

Duplicate Directed by Bill Oliver Starring Ansel Elgort, Patricia Clarkson and Suki Waterhouse Screening at LFF October 14th and 16th 2018 by Joanna Orland Jonathan (Elgort) lives his life to a strict routine. By day, he works part-time as an architect: He keeps up with his chores and is in bed before 7pm. Every night, […]

BFI London Film Festival: Suspiria

Suspiria

Suspiria Directed by Luca Guadagnino Starring Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Jessica Harper and Chloë Grace Moretz Screening at LFF October 16th, 17th and 19th 2018 by Richard Hamer Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria is enough of a departure from the 1977 original that a review of comparison is pointless. While still a Euro-horror of dance […]

BFI London Film Festival: Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9

Fahrenheit 11/9 Directed by Michael Moore Screening at LFF October 14th and 15th 2018 by Joanna Orland Inverting the title of one of his previous films, documentarian Michael Moore explores the election of Trump and the events leading up to it. Using archive footage and narration, Fahrenheit 11/9 begins by recapping the events of the […]

BFI London Film Festival: Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy Directed by Felix van Groeningen Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan Screening at LFF October 13th, 14th and 16th 2018 by Joanna Orland Beautiful Boy is based on the true life story of Nic Sheff and his battle to overcome addiction. Based on two separate books – Beautiful Boy: […]

62nd BFI London Film Festival: Photo Gallery

BFI London Film Festival: Beautiful Boy stars Timothee Chalamet & Steve Carell

Updated October 20th, 2018  

62nd BFI London Film Festival: Video Gallery

BFI London Film Festival: Fahrenheit 11/9 director Michael Moore

Updated October 17th, 2018

BFI London Film Festival: Vox Lux

Vox Lux

Vox Lux Directed by Brady Corbet Starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Raffey Cassidy, Stacy Martin and Jennifer Ehle Screening at LFF October 15th and 16th 2018 by Joanna Orland In 1999, teenaged Celeste (Cassidy) survives a high school shooting massacre. At the memorial, she performs a song she composed with her sister Eleanor (Martin), capturing […]

BFI London Film Festival: Alfonso Cuarón

Alfonso Cuarón

Screen Talk: Alfonso Cuarón Sunday October 14th, 2018 by Joanna Orland On the morning of October 14th, director Alfonso Cuarón was scheduled for an onstage interview at BFI Southbank. With only 45 minutes notice, the event was postponed as the director was having travel issues. Later that day, BFI patrons received an email notifying them […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Front Runner

The Front Runner

The Front Runner Directed by Jason Reitman Starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga and J.K. Simmons Screening at LFF October 14th and 15th 2018 by Richard Hamer A relative footnote in U.S. political history, given new resonance in the era of Trump, Twitter and 24-hour online news, The Front Runner charts the fall of 1988 Presidential […]

BFI London Film Festival: Colette

Colette

Colette Directed by Wash Westmoreland Starring Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough, Fiona Shaw and Eleanor Tomlinson Screening at LFF October 11th, 12th and 13th 2018 by Joanna Orland Seventeen years in the making for director Wash Westmoreland, Colette tells the story of pioneering French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. Barely out of her teens when she […]