Posts tagged "LFF"

BFI London Film Festival: The Irishman

The Irishman

The Irishman Directed by Martin Scorsese Starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Ray Romano, Bobby Cannavale and Anna Paquin Screening at LFF October 13th, 2019 by Alex Plant Discourse surrounding Martin Scorsese’s latest has largely been focused on the the magical CGI de-aging techniques it’s said to employ, its three-hour-plus runtime […]

The Peanut Butter Falcon: Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson

The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon Directed by Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson by Alex Plant The Peanut Butter Falcon is the debut feature from directing team Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson, who collectively go under the name Lucky Treehouse. It’s already made a big splash in the states at South by Southwest, where it won the […]

BFI London Film Festival: Eternal Beauty

Eternal Beauty

Eternal Beauty Directed by Craig Roberts Starring Sally Hawkins, Alice Lowe and David Thewlis Screening at LFF October 8th and 9th 2019 by Alex Plant Writer/director Craig Roberts has said that one of his goals whilst making his second feature, Eternal Beauty, was that he wanted to see if it was possible to recast the […]

You Don’t Nomi: Jeffrey McHale

You Don’t Nomi

You Don’t Nomi Directed by Jeffrey McHale by Alex Plant “I came to Showgirls late in life”, remarks Jeffrey McHale, the filmmaker whose debut feature You Don’t Nomi just played at the 63rd annual BFI London Film Festival. The film is essentially one big deep-dive on Paul Verhoeven’s 1995 disasterpiece Showgirls. McHale may have only […]

BFI London Film Festival: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Directed by Marielle Heller Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper Screening at LFF October 12th & 13th 2019 by Alex Plant Who do you get to play the most beloved children’s television host in American history? Why, America’s most beloved actor, of course! Mr. […]

BFI London Film Festival: Judy & Punch

Judy & Punch

Judy & Punch Directed by Mirrah Foulkes Starring Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Tom Budge, Benedict Hardie and Lucy Velik Screening at LFF October 12th and 13th, 2019 by Gemsy This meta-macabre retelling of the most famous violently abusive couple in puppet theatre history takes place in Seaside – which is, in fact, landlocked. It’s a […]

BFI London Film Festival: Knives Out

Knives Out

Knives Out Directed by Rian Johnson Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer Screening at LFF October 8th, 9th, 11th and 13th 2019 by Alex Plant After his 2017 Star Wars effort The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson seemed to garner fanboys and detractors in equal measure. However, his follow […]

BFI London Film Festival: The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Directed by Robert Eggers Starring Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson and Valeriia Karaman Screening at LFF October 5th, 6th, 11th and 13th 2019 by Alex Plant The Witch was a hell of a debut feature. In the company of movies like It Follows, Get Out and Hereditary it helped push the term “elevated horror” […]

BFI London Film Festival: Le Mans ’66

Le Mans '66

Le Mans ’66 (Ford v Ferrari) Directed by James Mangold Starring Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe and Tracy Letts Screening at LFF October 10th and 11th 2019 by Alex Plant The great success of Ron Howard’s 2013 film Rush, was that it managed to make a movie about Formula One racing accessible […]

BFI London Film Festival: Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit

Jojo Rabbit Directed by Taika Waititi Starring Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson Screening at LFF October 5th, 6th and 7th 2019 by Alex Plant Not every filmmaker would follow up a big blockbuster hit like Thor: Ragnarok with a movie as unconventional as Jojo Rabbit, let alone cast […]