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BFI London Film Festival: Good Manners (As boas maneiras)

Good Manners

Good Manners (As boas maneiras) Directed by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra Starring Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano and Miguel Lobo Screening at LFF October 11th, 12th, 13th, 2017 by Joanna Orland Not quite a fairy tale, not quite a horror movie, Good Manners brings something new to the werewolf genre. Tonally uneven, you wouldn’t expect […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Party

The Party

The Party Directed by Sally Potter Starring Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall Screening at LFF October 10th, 11th, 2017 In UK Cinemas October 13th, 2017 by Joanna Orland With a running time of 71 minutes, I expected The Party to be short and sweet, […]

BFI London Film Festival: Blade of the Immortal

Blade of the Immortal

Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no jûnin) Directed by Takashi Miike Starring Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sota Fukushi, Ebizo Ichikawa, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Min Tanaka, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuki Kitamura, Chiaki Kuriyama, Shinnosuke Mitsushima and Ken Kaneko Screening at LFF October 8th, 9th, 2017 by Joanna Orland Marking Takashi Miike’s 100th film, Blade of the […]

BFI London Film Festival: 120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)

120 BPM (Beats Per Minute)

120 BPM (Beats Per Minute) 120 Battements par minute Directed by Robin Campillo Starring Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adele Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Felix Maritaud, Ariel Borenstein, Aloise Sauvage, Simon Bourgade, Medhi Toure, Simon Guelat, Coralie Russier, Catherine Vinatier, Theophile Ray, Jerome Clement-Wilz, Jean-Francois Auguste and Saadia Bentaieb Screening at LFF October 7th, 10th, 2017 […]

BFI London Film Festival: Memoir of a Murderer

Memoir of a Murderer

Memoir of a Murderer (Sal-in-ja-eu ki-eok-beob) Directed by Won Shin-yun Starring Sul Kyung-gu, Kim Nam-gil and Kim Seol-hyun Screening at LFF October 9th, 10th, 2017 by Richard Hamer Byung-su is a serial killer; or at least, he used to be. 17 years after his last killing, and suffering from severe dementia, he is a haunted […]

BFI London Film Festival: No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned

No Stone Unturned Directed by Alex Gibney Screening at LFF October 7th, 2017 by Richard Hamer On the 18th of June, 1994, six men were gunned down in a small, country pub in Northern Island while they sat to watch the World Cup. Despite several arrests, and the passage of more than 20 years, nobody […]

BFI London Film Festival: Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying Directed by Richard Linklater Starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne Screening at LFF October 8th, 9th, 10th, 2017 by Joanna Orland A melancholic reflection on the cost of war, Last Flag Flying is a well-intentioned film that falls flat. Led by three great actors giving decent performances; the dialogue is […]

BFI London Film Festival: Bad Genius

Bad Genius

Bad Genius Directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya Starring Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying and Chanon Santinatornkul Screening at LFF October 13th, 15th, 2017 by Richard Hamer There are certain movies where you can tell, from the premise alone, whether you’ll enjoy them. Bad Genius, for example, is a Thai, high-school heist thriller, except instead of trying to rob a […]

BFI London Film Festival: Jailbreak


Jailbreak Directed by Jimmy Henderson Starring Céline Tran, Jean Paul Ly and Tharoth Sam Screening at LFF October 6th, 7th, 15th, 2017 by Richard Hamer Constantly comparing one film to another is usually bad form, and a little unfair to one – if not both – of the parties involved. In the case of Cambodian […]

BFI London Film Festival: Wonderstruck


Wonderstruck Directed by Todd Haynes Starring Julianne Moore, Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Jaden Michael, Cory Michael Smith and Tom Noonan Screening at LFF October 5th, 6th, 8th, 2017 In US cinemas October 20th, 2017 by Joanna Orland Visually pleasing and musically interesting, Wonderstruck falls short of striking. Todd Haynes brings author Brian Selznick’s illustrated young […]