Posts tagged "60th London Film Festival"

BFI London Film Festival: Free Fire

Free Fire Directed by Ben Wheatley Starring Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Babou Ceesay, Noah Taylor, Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley and Michael Smiley by Joanna Orland There’s not much to Ben Wheatley’s 90 minute shootout film Free Fire – what you see is what you get.  And what you get […]

Justin Kelly

Director Justin Kelly discusses his films I Am Michael and King Cobra by Joanna Orland Screenwriter and director Justin Kelly first garnered industry attention when his debut feature I Am Michael premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015.  His second film King Cobra continues the tradition set by I Am Michael, by being based on […]

BFI London Film Festival: Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea Directed by Kenneth Lonergan Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler and Lucas Hedges Watch now on iTunes or by Richard Hamer ‘Real life doesn’t know what genre it’s in’ – that’s what I have jotted down at the end of our screening of Kenneth Lonergan’s homecoming drama. It’s not often […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Young Offenders

The Young Offenders Directed by Peter Foott Starring Alex Murphy, Chris Walley and Hilary Rose by Amanda Farley Peter Foott’s debut feature is a welcome addition to the Irish film landscape. Set in Cork in 2007, The Young Offenders was shot on an impressively small budget and yet more than stands its ground against bigger […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Worthy

The Worthy Directed by Ali F. Mostafa Starring Mahmoud Atrash, Samer Almasri and Maisa Abd Elhadi by Amanda Farley Set in a dystopian future, Ali F. Mostafa’s latest feature The Worthy sees an interesting departure from his earlier work. This post-apocalyptic thriller focuses on a mismatched group of survivors led by Shauib (Samer Al Masry). […]

BFI London Film Festival: Bleed For This

Bleed For This Directed by Ben Younger Starring Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart and Ciarán Hinds Watch on iTunes or by Amanda Farley Bleed for This is writer-director Ben Younger’s biopic of ‘The Pazmanian Devil’ boxing legend Vinny Pazienza (Miles Teller), a Rhode Island fighter whose refusal to be beaten by anything has made him a […]

BFI London Film Festival: Goldstone

Goldstone Directed by Ivan Sen Starring Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell and Jacki Weaver by Amanda Farley In this sequel to Ivan Sen’s Mystery Road, Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) returns, this time, sent to the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing person’s inquiry. His arrival upsets the easy life of local sheriff Josh […]

BFI London Film Festival: Arrival

Arrival Directed by Denis Villeneuve Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg Watch on iTunes or by Joanna Orland At its core, Arrival is an evocative existentialist drama.  In the guise of an alien invasion Sci Fi movie, the film is an emotional exploration of the meaning of time, memory and identity.  Many […]

BFI London Film Festival: Phantom Boy

Phantom Boy Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol Starring Jared Padalecki, Vincent D’Onofrio and Fred Armisen LFF Screening October 15th, 2016 by Joanna Orland With a simplistic animation style, Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol fail to bring depth and excitement to their second feature film collaboration Phantom Boy. A follow up to their 2010 […]

BFI London Film Festival: Lion

Lion Directed by Garth Davis Starring Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham, Nicole Kidman and Sunny Pawar LFF Screening October 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th, 2016 Watch on iTunes or by Joanna Orland Lion is the of Saroo Brierley, the man who used Google Earth to find his lost childhood home in India. As a young […]