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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Previews: Star Trek Beyond Featurette, Cafe Society and More!

This week’s preview of coming attractions includes a new Star Trek Beyond featurette, Cafe Society, La La Land and more… Star Trek Beyond Featurette This new Star Trek Beyond featurette introduces a new character to the franchise, Jaylah. Played by Sofia Boutella, Jaylah is introduced as an ally of Scotty, played by the film’s co-writer Simon Pegg. Justin Lin directs the latest instalment of the […]

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Film Review: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has the look and feel of an epic blockbuster, even if the reality does not quite match the expectation. Following the devastation in Metropolis a year and a half ago, Bruce Wayne is angered that Superman’s power is going unchecked. As Clark Kent and Wayne clash, Lex Luthor puts his plans into motion… Batman […]

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Stuff To Look At

Plenty of cinematic delights, including the last Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer, the latest X-Men: Days of Future Past trailer, Maleficent, Noah and more! The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Above is the final The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer. Spider-Man is basically fighting everyone. Everyone. He really needs his Amazing Friends. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane De Haan and Jamie Foxx, The Amazing […]

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Film Review: Night Moves

Night Moves features an interesting enough premise, but this is let down by the lacklustre execution. Environmentalist Josh wants to make an impact. Along with his girlfriend Dena and friend Harmon, Josh plans to blow up a dam… Kelly Reichardt’s Night Moves is a drama about the environmentalists rather than the environment. The film concentrates on three main characters and […]

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Film Review: The Double

Richard Ayoade’s The Double is compelling viewing. After his critically applauded debut Submarine, Ayoade showcases another string to his bow. Simon is a timid young man, overlooked at work and invisible to the woman he adores. Simon is confounded by the arrival of a new colleague at work. James is physically identical to Simon, yet his exact opposite in terms […]

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Stuff To Look At

Film stuffs galore, including the Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit trailer, Machete Kills, Into The Woods and more… Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Here is the first Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit trailer. The release of the trailer comes in the same week as the character’s creator, author Tom Clancy, passed away. Starring Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, and Kenneth Branagh (who […]

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Film Review: Holy Rollers

Holy Rollers boasts a very amusing-sounding premise: young Hasidic Jews are recruited to become international drug smugglers.  Rather than a comedy-of-errors style tone, the film is more earnest, and is all the better for it. Sam Gold is a young man living with his family in Brooklyn. He is studying to become a rabbi and awaiting an arranged marriage, fulfilling […]

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