London Film Festival 2012 Launch

The BFI London Film Festival’s full programme was announced on Wednesday 5th September. This year, the festival is slightly shorter (twelve days instead of fourteen), but screenings will take place at more venues around London. Prior to the launch, it was announced that Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie would open the festival, and the new adaptation of Great Expectations would close it. […]

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Sundance London Debriefing Notes

The very first Sundance London festival has drawn to a close. The festival finished for me with Placebo’s performance at the Indig02 on Saturday evening. The band were on form, playing a good mixture of newer songs and old hits. It was a nice facet to Sundance London to feature music as well as film. This is particularly true in […]

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Confessions of a Titanic Fan

The Titanic fan I refer to in the title is not me, but a close friend (@lucky17) who I took to the multimedia screening of Titanic 3D recently. I am not a huge fan of the film, mainly due to its 194-minute running time. Not having seen the film in its entirety since the initial 1997 theatrical release, a few […]

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Report: Alice Cooper Presents Nightmare Movies

Most fitting for the Halloween weekend, Alice Cooper appeared at the BFI Southbank on Friday 28th October to discuss horror films. Attendees were treated to Alice Cooper make-up sets on their seats, and a selection of his music before the event began. Interviewing Cooper was Alan Jones, veteran film writer and FrightFest founder. Cooper enthusiastically discussed his horror movie favourites […]

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Shame Press Conference

There was a palpable sense of anticipation on Friday morning, as Steve McQueen’s Shame was screened for the press. Straight after the screening a press conference was held for the film. Director McQueen was joined by screenwriter Abi Morgan, producer Iain Canning and star Michael Fassbender. The panel discussed the conception of the film, the research they undertook to find […]

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