BFI London Film Festival 2018 Launch

Today saw the BFI London Film Festival 2018 launch. Now in its 62nd year, the festival is screening 225 feature films, including 21 world premieres. Here are some highlights from the festival programme… Headline Galas The Opening and Closing Gala films had already been announced. The BFI London Film Festival 2018 opens with Steve McQueen’s hotly anticipated Widows, starring Viola […]

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LFF 2016 Highlights Part 2

The BFI London Film Festival has come to a close after another year of some striking and wonderful films. Some brilliant films have already screened in the first week. Here is part 2 of the LFF 2016 highlights… LFF 2016 Unmissable Nocturnal Animals Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals is a sumptuous and tense film. The director keeps viewers captivated throughout. Ford’s wonderful directorial debut A […]

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Film Review: Free Fire

After the disappointing High-Rise, Ben Wheatley impresses with Free Fire. The film is contagiously fun. In Boston in the late 1970s, Justine brokers an arms deal between two gangs. The deal is set to take place in an abandoned warehouse. What should be a simple transaction turns into something else entirely… Writer-director Ben Wheatley and co-writer Amy Jump have created […]

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Film Review: High-Rise

Ben Wheatley’s film High-Rise has a promising start, but the overall execution is left wanting. Dr Robert Laing moves into a flat in a high-rise tower block. At first the building seems to have everything for a busy professional, but life begins to run out of control for the many residents… High-Rise is broadly about society, class and humanity. However, later […]

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Film Review: Sightseers

A dull black comedy, Sightseers is a letdown. There are no real laughs to be found in Ben Wheatley’s film. Despite her mother’s remonstrations, Tina is excited about her trip with boyfriend Chris. He intends to show Tina his world by taking her on a caravan tour. When something goes wrong early on, events take an unusual turn… Ben Wheatley’s […]

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Film Review: Kill List

An atmospheric thriller, Kill List boasts a great ending. There are a few small problems with the film, but overall it is a worthwhile watch. Shel is frustrated with her husband Jay as money is tight and he has not worked for eight months. When his best friend Gal and new girlfriend Fiona come to dinner, Jay reluctantly agrees to […]

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