Posts in "Film"

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

Directed by Steven Spielberg Starring Tom Hanks and Mark Rylance In UK Cinemas November 26th, 2015

UK Jewish Film Festival 2015


The 19th UK Jewish Film Festival November 7th – 22nd, 2015 by Joanna Orland The UK Jewish Film Festival returned for its 19th year.  Showcasing an array of important Jewish films, the programme featured an array of upcoming and notable talent, as well as subject matter highly relevant to Jewish culture.  While some of the […]

UKJFF: Experimenter


Directed by Michael Almereyda Starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder by Joanna Orland The subject matter of Experimenter is fascinating.  The film is an utter mess. Somehow this biopic of acclaimed Jewish psychologist Stanley Milgram is getting positive reviews, with some critics even declaring it as a smart, stylized biopic worthy of its subject.  Sure, […]

UKJFF: I Smile Back


Directed by Adam Salky Starring Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles and Thomas Sadoski by Joanna Orland Fans of Sarah Silverman may be surprised to see the usually hilarious comedian taking a dark dramatic turn in I Smile Back.  As wife and mother of two, Laney (Silverman) has a superficially picture-perfect life while underneath the front she […]

The Goonies: 30th Anniversary Edition

The Goonies 30th Anniversary Edition

Directed by Richard Donner Story by Steven Spielberg Starring Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Ke Huy Quan, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Kerri Green and Martha Plimpton by Joanna Orland On November 9th, fans of classic film The Goonies got a very special treat – to celebrate the movie’s 30th anniversary, Warner Bros. has released an Anniversary […]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2


Directed by Francis Lawrence Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dormer, Robert Knepper, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Woody Harrelson, Sam Claflin and Gwendoline Christie In UK Cinemas November 19th, 2015 by Richard Hamer The tradition of splitting the last book in a […]

London Korean Film Festival 2015


10th London Korean Film Festival 2 – 14 November 2015 by Richard Hamer 2015 sees the 10th anniversary of the London Korean Film Festival (LKFF), and to celebrate, the organizers turned this year’s festival into a bit of a retrospective. Amongst the expected selection of big hits and carefully curated indie flicks was a ‘Greatest Hits’ […]

The Lobster Leads the 2015 Moët BIFA Nominations


  by Joanna Orland The Lobster leads the list of nominations for the Moët British Independent Film Awards, announced yesterday.  Also announced was a landmark series of screenings of BIFA-nominated and winning films, supported by the BFI. The partnership will see a selection of nominated films screened across the UK from November 23rd, the first […]



Written & Directed by Stephen Belber Starring Patrick Stewart, Matthew Lillard and Carla Gugino Now on DVD and Digital Release by Bernie C. Byrnes This film is slow, very slow, and nothing really happens. If you think that means it’s a bad film, you’d be wrong; this is, in fact, a quietly brilliant film. Or […]

Dawn Patrol

dawn patrol

Directed by Daniel Petrie Jr. Starring Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson, Jeff Fahey and Kim Matula Now on DVD and Digital Release by Bernie C Byrnes Billed as a thriller, Dawn Patrol fails to hit its brief. In fact, this film is actually pretty dreadful all round. The story should work: its morals are in the […]