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Coco

Coco

Coco Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina Starring Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Renee Victor, Anthony Gonzalez, Alanna Ubach, Edward James Olmos and John Ratzenberger In UK Cinemas January 19th, 2018 by Michael Anderson Pixar remains the movies’ closest equivalent to a sure thing, setting a mould of relentless creativity and emotional heft with […]

The Commuter

The Commuter

The Commuter Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra Starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Sam Neill In UK Cinemas January 19th, 2018 by Gemsy He has a specific set of skills. Skills he has acquired over a very long career. Skills that make him a nightmare for… No, my bad. Wrong film. But incredibly easy […]

2017: A Year in Film

Film 2017

by Joanna Orland ‘Best of’ film lists for 2017 seem to vary quite vastly from one critic to another. Many focus on either UK or US release dates, making some feel hugely out of date if something was released in the UK say in January, yet in the US earlier in 2016… So, to simplify […]

Television 2017

Television 2017

by Joanna Orland This year’s television continued the quality streak of the medium. While we haven’t had another season of last year’s best show American Crime Story, there has still been some excellent drama. As there is so much good television to choose from, it’s impossible to watch it all, but here’s what we deem […]

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 […]

Mountains May Depart

Mountains May Depart

Mountains May Depart Directed by Jia Zhangke Starring Tao Zhao,Yi Zhan, Sylvia Chang, Jin Dong Liang, Zijian Dong and Sanming Han In UK Cinemas December 15th, 2017 by Joanna Orland A film with ambitious scope, Mountains May Depart is, at its core, an intricate relationship drama. Spanning decades, Jia Zhangke’s movie uses motifs, symbolism, subtext […]

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 […]

Paddington 2

Paddington 2

Paddington 2 Directed by Paul King Starring Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Julie Walters, Imelda Staunton, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Ben Miller, Joanna Lumley and Michael Gambon In UK cinemas November 10th, 2017 by Laura Patricia Jones Sometimes you’re just ‘that sort of bear.’ I laughed, I cried and my […]

Thelma

Thelma

Thelma Directed by Joachim Trier Starring Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Ludvig Algeback and Isabel Christine Andreasen In UK cinemas November 3rd, 2017 by Gemsy So, if the films But I’m a Cheerleader and Carrie had an illegitimate child that was then sent to be brought up by Uncle Let the […]