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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: 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 […]

BFI London Film Festival: Wildlife

Wildlife

Wildlife Directed by Paul Dano Starring Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, and Bill Camp Screening at LFF October 13th, 14th and 15th 2018 by Joanna Orland Small-town America in the 1950’s promised a certain lifestyle for families, with the man working to provide while the woman would tend to the home and children. For […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Old Man and The Gun

The Old Man and the Gun

The Old Man and The Gun Directed by David Lowery Starring Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Tom Waits and Danny Glover Screening at LFF October 12th, 13th and 20th 2018 by Richard Hamer Inspired by the life of career criminal Forrest Tucker, who famously continued to rob banks well into his seventies, The Old […]

BFI London Film Festival: Happy New Year, Colin Burstead.

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead.

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead. Directed by Ben Wheatley Starring Neil Maskell, Hayley Squires, Joe Cole, Charles Dance, Alexandra Maria Lara and Sam Riley Screening at LFF October 11th, 12th, 13th and 21st 2018 by Joanna Orland A film about a bunch of assholes shouting at each other is not new for director Ben Wheatley, […]

BFI London Film Festival: Lizzie

Lizzie

Lizzie Directed by Craig William Macneill Starring Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Kim Dickens, Fiona Shaw, Denis O’Hare and Jeff Perry Screening at LFF October 11th, 13th and 20th 2018 by Joanna Orland Lizzie Borden gained notoriety as the primary suspect for the murders of her father and stepmother in 1892, Fall River Massachusetts. She was […]

BFI London Film Festival: Sorry to Bother You

Sorry to Bother You Directed by Boots Riley Starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Jermaine Fowler, Omari Hardwick, Terry Crews, Kate Berlant, Danny Glover, Steven Yeun, Armie Hammer, David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Lily James, Forest Whitaker and Rosario Dawson Screening at LFF October 11th, 12th and 14th 2018 by Joanna Orland There is something almost cartoonish […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Breaker Upperers

The Breaker Upperers

The Breaker Upperers Directed by Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami Starring Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami and James Rolleston Screening at LFF October 11th, 12th and 15th 2018 by Richard Hamer Written by, directed by and starring New Zealand comics Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami, The Breaker Upperers is a story of two […]

BFI London Film Festival: Arctic

Arctic

Arctic Directed by Joe Penna Starring Mads Mikkelsen and Maria Thelma Smáradóttir Screening at LFF October 11th, 12th and 17th 2018 by Richard Hamer The lone survivor of a plane crash deep in the remote Arctic, an unnamed pilot (Mads Mikkelsen) walks his daily routine: Check the fish traps, climb the surrounding hills in search […]