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BFI London Film Festival: Mandy

Mandy

Mandy Directed by Panos Cosmatos Starring Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, Linus Roache, Ned Dennehy, Olwen Fouéré, Richard Brake and Bill Duke Music by Jóhann Jóhannsson Screening at LFF October 11th, 12th and 17th 2018 by Joanna Orland Designed to a T to be a cult hit, Mandy will divide audiences. Staged in three acts, the […]

BFI London Film Festival: Thunder Road

Thunder Road

Thunder Road Directed by Jim Cummings Starring Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr and Nican Robinson Screening at LFF October 10th, 11th, 12th and 20th 2018 by Joanna Orland Adapted from the Sundance-winning short film of the same name, Thunder Road walks the line of comedy and drama with such precision, it’s hard to know whether the […]

First Man

First Man

First Man Directed by Damien Chazelle Starring Ryan Gosling, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Pablo Schreiber and Ciarán Hinds In UK Cinemas October 12th, 2018 by Joanna Orland Finally – a film about the 1969 moon landing. You may wonder why it’s taken nearly fifty years to tell the story of Neil […]

26th Raindance Film Festival

26th Raindance Film Festival 2018

26th Raindance Film Festival September 26th – October 7th, 2018 by Alex Plant — Dizzy Pursuit Directed by Jay Alvarez Starring Jay Alvarez, Megan Kopp, Lorraine Bahr, Jennifer Neala Page and Andrew Kopp Anyone who feels that they’ve ever made sacrifices for their art or a partner will be able to relate to the protagonists […]

Raindance Film Festival: Love Possibly

Love Possibly

Love Possibly Directed by Michael Boccalini and Che Grant Starring Steve Hodgetts, Anna Danshina, Dean Kilbey, Julie Nesher and Michelle Thomas by Alex Plant On paper, Love Possibly sounds great; a mockumentary following a hapless, rom-com-obsessed sap’s quest to find love that results in him ordering a Moldovan bride online. Unfortunately, the execution is sloppy […]

Raindance Film Festival: Princesita

Princesita

Princesita Directed by Marialy Rivas Starring Sara Caballero, Marcelo Alonso and María Gracia Omegna Screening at Raindance October 6th, 2018 by Alex Plant Director Marialy Rivas’ follow up to her 2012 feature Young and Wild is a bold and timely piece of work. Drawing inspiration from the true story of a Chilean family that believed […]

Raindance Film Festival: Major Arcana

Major Arcana

Major Arcana Dircected by Josh Melrod Starring Ujon Tokarski, Tara Summers and Lane Bradbury by Alex Plant There is an undeniable enjoyableness to observing somebody capable of undertaking a task that you couldn’t comprehend doing yourself. There’s a pureness to the skill that is almost hypnotic. Long time editor/first-time director Josh Melrod understands this idea […]

Raindance Film Festival: Dizzy Pursuit

Dizzy Pursuit

Dizzy Pursuit Directed by Jay Alvarez Starring Jay Alvarez, Megan Kopp, Lorraine Bahr, Jennifer Neala Page and Andrew Kopp Screening at Raindance October 3rd and 4th, 2018 by Alex Plant Anyone who feels that they’ve ever made sacrifices for their art or a partner will be able to relate to the protagonists of Dizzy Pursuit. […]

Cher: Dancing Queen

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Features, Music, Review | by — September 28, 2018

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Cher Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen Cher Released on September 28th, 2018 by Joanna Orland Why am I even reviewing this album? There is nothing I could say that would deter those who are into the idea of Cher releasing an album of ABBA covers from listening to it! And those who don’t love the idea of Cher + […]

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born Directed by Bradley Cooper Starring Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Chappelle and Sam Elliott In UK Cinemas October 3rd, 2018 by Joanna Orland Bradley Cooper’s rendition of A Star Is Born is not at all what I’d expected. On paper, the directorial debut from the Academy Award nominated […]