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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 […]

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Directed by Terry Gilliam Starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce In UK Cinemas January 31st, 2020 by Alex Plant Could any movie live up to 25 years worth of anticipation? Perhaps a better question would be can Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote escape the shadow cast […]

Parasite

Parasite

Parasite Directed by Bong Joon-ho Starring Song Kang-ho, Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Yeo-jeong, Choi Woo-shik and Park So-dam In UK Cinemas February 7th, 2020 by Richard Hamer Director Bong Joon-Ho has always wrestled with issues of class: Be it through the blunt-force metaphor of train-carriages-as-social-strata in Snowpiercer, the literal monster made by a callous government to […]

Television 2019

Succession

As I do every year, I’ve compiled a list of all the television I’ve watched, or tried to watch, in an order that roughly rates my enjoyment level. This year, there was none greater than Succession, but there were a few other strong series to pad out the 2019 selection. As there’s still a week […]