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Matt Spicer

Matt Spicer

Director Matt Spicer discusses his debut feature film Ingrid Goes West by Joanna Orland With his debut feature Ingrid Goes West, director Matt Spicer seems a bit surprised by his own success. The film, which was a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and has garnered rave reviews ever since its debut, came to […]

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 […]

Win Baby Driver on DVD

Baby Driver

Fasten your seat belts as the year’s must-own action-packed thrill ride BABY DRIVER accelerates home on digital on 27th October 2017 and on 4K Ultra HD™/Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray & DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on 13th November 2017. To celebrate its release we are giving a DVD away to one lucky winner! Written […]

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 […]

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 […]

London Korean Film Festival: The Merciless

The Merciless

The Merciless Directed by Byun Sung-hyun Starring Sul Kyung-gu and Yim Si-wan Screening at LKFF November 3rd, 2017 by Richard Hamer Released from prison after a three-year stint, up-and-coming gangster Hyun-soo joins forces with Jae-hoo, an established figure in the Busan underworld, to make the kind of money they spent their years inside dreaming about. […]