Film Review: Ex Libris – The New York Public Library

Weighing in at 197 minutes, Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris – The New York Public Library is a behemoth of a documentary. It is an incredibly watchable one too. The New York Public Library has 92 branches throughout NYC. The organisation provides an almost all-encompassing resource for the diverse inhabitants of the city… Ex Libris – The New York Public Library […]

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LFF 2017 Highlights Part 1

It is just about half way through the BFI London Film Festival, and there have been some great films shown. Here are some LFF 2017 highlights from the first week of screenings… LFF 2017 Highlights – Unmissable Call Me By Your Name Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name is undoubtedly one of the most romantic films of the year. […]

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Film Review: Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name manages to balance the tricky task of being simultaneously romantic and realistic. Luca Guadagnino’s film is brilliant. Elio spends every summer with his family at their summer house in northern Italy. They are joined by his father’s graduate student, Oliver. He is a handsome and confident young man, who grabs Elio’s attention… Based on the […]

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Film Review: Loving Vincent

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman’s Loving Vincent is something special. The technical achievement is backed up by an engaging narrative. Armand is asked by his father to deliver a letter. The letter was written by the recently deceased Vincent Van Gogh, and is addressed to his brother. Armand embarks on a journey to find his recipient… Loving Vincent offers something different: a […]

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Film Review: Pickups

Jamie Thraves’ Pickups is an inventive comedy drama. Some elements work better than others, but the film is an enjoyable watch overall. Actor Aiden Gillen is suffering from back ache and insomnia, and has just got a role as a serial killer. Whilst he concentrates on his new role, he also tries to reconnect with his teenage son. However, Aiden […]

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