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Tag

Tag

Tag Directed by Jeff Tomsic Starring Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Rashida Jones and Leslie Bibb On UK Digital October 22nd and DVD November 5th, 2018 by Joanna Orland Fiercely funny and surprisingly (somewhat) poignant, Tag may appear to be a generic run-of-the-mill modern comedy, but […]

Chromeo @ Printworks

Chromeo

Chromeo Printworks, London November 1st, 2018 by Joanna Orland In support of their fifth studio album Head Over Heels, Chromeo made a triumphant return to London to play one of the city’s newer and most unique venues. Printworks boasts a maze of corridors and rooms, with much of the building’s original industrial features from its […]

62nd BFI London Film Festival

62nd BFI London Film Festival 2018

62nd BFI London Film Festival October 10th-21st, 2018 Various London Venues by Joanna Orland and Richard Hamer The 2018 BFI London Film Festival brought world famous movie stars, European and world premieres, and cinematic highlights from Cannes, Venice, TIFF and Sundance to the UK capital. Alongside showcasing a handful of the best from other fests, […]

Jonny Woo’s Un-Royal Variety Show

Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety Show

Jonny Woo’s Un-Royal Variety Show Hackney Empire, London October 19th & 20th 2018 by Ruth Morley and Neil Bennett Jonny Woo’s Un-Royal Variety Show was a lot nearer to the yearly TV staple of the 70s and 80s than you might imagine. It’s an LBGTQI+ event over two nights at the Hackney Empire for the […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Favourite

The Favourite

The Favourite Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn Screening at LFF October 18th, 19th and 21st 2018 by Joanna Orland In early 18th century Britain, England is at war with France, while an ailing Queen Anne (Colman) relies heavily on her devoted friend Lady Sarah […]

BFI London Film Festival: Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie

Stan & Ollie Directed by Jon S. Baird Starring Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Nina Arianda, Shirley Henderson and Danny Huston Screening at LFF October 21st 2018 by Richard Hamer It’s 1953, and the world-famous comedy double act Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) have entered into the final phase of […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers Directed by Jacques Audiard Starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed Screening at LFF October 19th, 20th and 21st 2018 by Joanna Orland With ‘The Western’ being an enduring staple of cinema, you’d think it’d be hard to do a refreshing take on the genre. But The Sisters […]

BFI London Film Festival: Burning

Burning

Burning Directed by Lee Chang-dong Starring Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo and Steven Yeun Screening at LFF October 19th and 20th 2018 by Richard Hamer From master director Lee Chang-dong, Burning is a richly layered, beguiling relationship drama-cum-thriller that defies easy explanation, and inspires complicated feelings. Things begin pleasantly enough. Unemployed writer Jongsu (Yoo Ah-in) is […]

BFI London Film Festival: Papi Chulo

Papi Chulo

Papi Chulo Directed by John Butler Starring Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patiño Screening at LFF October 12th, 13th and 20th by Joanna Orland Matt Bomer stars in this tragicomedy about a TV weatherman in the midst of an emotional breakdown after the end of his relationship with an older Latino man. While on gardening leave […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Guilty

The Guilty

The Guilty Directed by Gustav Möller Starring Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage and Johan Olsen Screening at LFF October 11th, 12th and 19th 2018 by Richard Hamer Police despatch officer Asgar Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is manning the phones on his regular shift when he receives an unusual call: A young woman, obviously in distress, but strangely […]