Film Review: Funny Alphabet

Funny Alphabet is a cute three-minute animated feature. The film has the intention of teaching children the alphabet. This is not fully successful when translated into English, given that the Latvian alphabet is different. Nevertheless, the film is immensely watchable with its bright colours and endearing animals (including a purple bear). Funny Alphabet is being screened at the BFI London […]

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360 Preview Video

Above is a short preview film of 360 from the lovely folks at the BFI. 360 is the opening film at the London Film Festival in October. Highly recommended for anyone curious about the film, it features a few clips plus brief comments from screenwriter Peter Morgan and festival director Sandra Hebron. Thanfully it is also spolier-free, so watch away!

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Report: London Film Festival Press Conferences – Week 3

127 Hours The press conference for 127 Hours, the Closing Night Gala at the London Film Festival, was attended by director Danny Boyle, star James Franco, screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and producer Christian Coulson. Danny Boyle spoke about Aron Ralston’s amazing story, commenting: “He grows really in the canyon, it’s a journey… it felt really clear when reading the book, and […]

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Film Review: 127 Hours

Danny Boyle has never shied away from the visceral. 127 Hours is no different, blending the buoyancy of Slumdog Millionaire with a graphicness that will be difficult to watch for some audience members. Nevertheless, 127 Hours is highly recommended. Aron Ralston is an avid mountain climber, who is accomplished enough to partake in the sport by himself. Spending a weekend […]

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Film Review: Somewhere

Somewhere is an aesthetically pleasing film, but the slow pace will not be to everyone’s taste. Somewhere displays flashes of Sofia Coppola’s earlier film Lost in Translation, but fails to live up to the promise of her 2003 hit. Johnny Marco is a movie star living a vacuous lifestyle at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood. When his young daughter comes […]

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Film Review: Spork

Spork is a wonderfully offbeat, music-infused comedy. The impeccable integration of graphics and animation with the live action is presumably the synthesis Scott Pilgrim vs. The World hoped to achieve. Teenager Spork is bullied by her classmates, and feels very much at odds with the world. Spork decides to take part in a dance competition, and with the help of […]

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