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BFI London Film Festival: Abominable


Abominable Directed by Jill Culton and Todd Wilderman Starring Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard and Sarah Paulson Screening at LFF October 5th, 2019 by Alex Plant Dreamworks’ latest animated adventure looks to do for yetis what How To Train Your Dragon did for its own titular mythical creature. Though there are […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield Directed by Armando Iannucci Starring Dev Patel, Ben Whishaw, Hugh Laurie, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Peter Capaldi, Rosalind Eleazar and Tilda Swinton Screening at LFF October 2nd, 3rd and 5th 2019 by Alex Plant If you were expecting Veep and The Thick Of It creator Armando Ianucci’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ […]

BFI London Film Festival: You Don’t Nomi

You Don’t Nomi

You Don’t Nomi Directed by Jeffrey McHale Screening at LFF October 2nd and 3rd 2019 by Alex Plant When it came out in 1995, Showgirls was a critical bomb that baffled and offended punters and critics alike. In the years following its release it found an audience at midnight movie screenings, becoming a cult phenomenon […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon Directed by Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson Starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and Zack Gottsagen Screening at LFF October 3rd, 4th and 11th 2019 by Alex Plant The debut feature from writer/director team Michael Swartz and Tyler Nilson promises a Mark Twain-esque journey of friendship and self-discovery between a pair of […]

BFI London Film Festival: Color Out of Space

Color Out of Space

Color Out of Space Directed by Richard Stanley Starring Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson and Madeleine Arthur Screening at LFF October 7th, 8th and 10th 2019 by Alex Plant If there was ever a more perfect actor than Nicolas Cage to star in an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation then I don’t want to hear it. For a […]

BFI London Film Festival: Little Monsters

Little Monsters

Little Monsters Directed by Abe Forsythe Starring Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad and Alexander England Screening at LFF October 5th, 7th & 8th 2019 by Alex Plant Fifteen years ago when Shaun of the Dead first came out it was a revelation. It certainly wasn’t the first zom-com, but it definitely helped the zombie genre claw […]

Ready or Not

Ready or Not Directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett Starring Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien, Henry Czerny and Andie MacDowell In UK Cinemas September 27th, 2019 by Alex Plant Every family has a secret. Though it seems unlikely that more than a select few involve satanism, sacrifice and literal deals with the devil. […]

Long Shot

Long Shot Directed by Jonathan Levine Starring Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, and Alexander Skarsgård Available on Ultra HD Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™ and DVD September 9th, 2019 Available on Digital Download August 30th, 2019 by Joanna Orland On the surface, Long Shot seems like the standard rom-com […]

Edinburgh Fringe – Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders

Cardboard Citizens: Bystanders Written by Adrian Jackson Starring Jake Goode, Libby Liburd, Mark Lockyer and Andre Skeete Summerhall, Tech Cube 0 11:30am-12:30pm 2 – 25 August (not 12th or 19th) Tickets £5 for previews, from £10 for week days and weekends Age recommendation 12+ by Bernie C Byrnes Based in London, Cardboard Citizens has been […]

Edinburgh Fringe – (I)sland T(rap): The Epic Remixology of The Odyssey

(I)sland T(rap): The Epic Remixology of The Odyssey Written & Performed by Austin Dean Ashford Assembly Checkpoint 31 JUL – 26 AUG 13:15 (1 hour) by Bernie C Byrnes Austin is scared, and with good reason. He’s afraid of water and the waters are rising. As a young black man living in America he has […]