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63rd BFI London Film Festival

The Personal History of David Copperfield

63rd BFI London Film Festival 3rd-13th October 2019 by Alex Plant The 2019 BFI London Film Festival rolled into town this October, bringing some of the best films featured at the Cannes, Toronto and Venice film festivals, as well as a host of its own premieres. The opening night gala was Armando Ianucci’s Dickens adaptation, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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, […]

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 […]