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BAFTA 2018 Nominations

The Shape of Water

The Shape of Water leads the nominations with 12. Darkest Hour and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri both follow with 9. BAFTA Nominations were announced this morning, alongside Stephen Fry’s host replacement. The 2018 EE British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday the 18th of February at the Royal Albert Hall in London. […]

2018 Golden Globe Winners

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The 2018 Golden Globe Winners were revealed at Sunday night’s ceromony where women and men were dressed in all black in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement. The evening’s highlight was of course Oprah Winfrey being awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award and her rousing speech. Followed immediately by Natalie Portman calling out the […]

Cate Blanchett, Jury President of the Festival de Cannes 2018

Cate Blanchett Cannes 2018

Acclaimed actress Cate Blanchett is to be President of the Jury of the Festival de Cannes, the 71st edition of which will be taking place in May 2018. “I have been to Cannes in many guises over the years; as an actress, producer, in the marketplace, the Gala-sphere and in Competition,” she declared, “but never […]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Press Conference

Star Wars: The Last Jedi cast

Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and cast members Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, Benicio del Toro, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie and Andy Serkis by Joanna Orland Director Rian Johnson and the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi descended upon London for the film’s […]

Golden Globe Nominees 2018

The Shape of Water

The 2018 Golden Globe Nominees were announced today. There were no outright surprises, but quite a bit of what feels like randomness in their selections. Let’s have a recap:   BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA These are all solid, safe choices, but by no means are these all the best of the year. The Florida […]

London Korean Film Festival 2017

12th London Korean Film Festival LKFF

London Korean Film Festival 2017 26 October – 19 November 2017 www.koreanfilm.co.uk by Richard Hamer The London Korean Film Festival is now 12 years old, and has firmly established its reputation as the home for exciting, surprising Asian cinema in the Capital. This year – as the cliché goes – is no different: With a […]

London Korean Film Festival: The First Lap

The First Lap

The First Lap Directed by Kim Dae-hwan Starring Cho Hyun-chul and Kim Saebyuk Screening at LKFF November 8th, 2017 by Richard Hamer A wonderful exploration of cross-generational attitudes to love and life, Kim Dae-hwan’s The First Lap makes for a delightfully low-key closer for this years’ London Korean Film Festival. The film follows Su-hyeon and […]

London Korean Film Festival: The Day After

The Day After

The Day After Directed by Hong Sang-soo Starring Kwon Haehyo, Kim Minhee and Kim Saebyuk Screening at LKFF October 26th, 2017 by Richard Hamer Presented in black and white, every scene amounting to little more than two people sat opposite each other talking, The Day After is a quiet, fascinating little movie. Kwon Haehyo plays […]

London Korean Film Festival: The Outlaws (Crime City)

The Outlaws aka Crime City

The Outlaws (Crime City) Directed by Kang Yun-sung Starring Don Lee, Yoon Kye-sang and Cho Cha-yun Screening at LKFF October 27th, 2017 by Richard Hamer Still playing in Korean cinemas at the time of its London screening, The Outlaws is doing great box office. It’s not hard to see why: Fresh from blockbuster hit Train […]

London Korean Film Festival: Master

Master

Master Directed by Cho Ui-seok Starring Lee Byung-hun, Gang Dong-won and Kim Woo-bin Screening at LKFF November 6th, 2017 by Richard Hamer President Jin (Lee Byung-hun) is the charismatic head of a vast and successful Ponzi scheme that is secretly defrauding thousands. His operation is airtight; able to dissemble itself and destroy all evidence at […]