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Last Flag Flying (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on January 22, 2018

Review 125min Genre:       Comedy, Drama Director:    Richard Linklater Cast:         Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne…and more Writers:     Richard Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan -Synopsis- A Vietnam veteran enlists the help of his estranged soldier buddies to bury his fallen Marine son, embarking on a road trip which will force them to reflect on a changing world […]

Downsizing (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on January 9, 2018

Review 135min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, Sci-fi Director:    Alexander Payne Cast:         Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz…and more Writers:     Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor -Synopsis- In a world where scientists have found the solution to overpopulation and its effects on the planet, shrinking people down to five inches tall, a humble and honest man volunteers for […]

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Posted by Gui on November 30, 2017

Review 103min Genre:       Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director:    James Franco Cast:         James Franco, Dave Franco, Alison Brie…and more Writers:     Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber and Greg Sestero -Synopsis- When an aspiring young actor meets an older mysterious wannabe thespian, they join forces and head to tinseltown to follow their dreams of stardom, but when Hollywood rejection […]

Battle of the Sexes (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on November 20, 2017

Review 121min Genre:     Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director:  Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris Cast:       Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough…and more Writer:    Simon Beaufoy -Synopsis- A light-hearted story of the struggle for equal rights in professional tennis, set against the backdrop of the media circus surrounding the exhibition match between legendary women’s world number one Billie […]

Ingrid Goes West (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on November 13, 2017

Review 98min Genre:       Comedy, Drama Director:    Matt Spicer Cast:         Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr.…and more Writers:     David Branson Smith and Matt Spicer -Synopsis- A troubled young lady follows her social media obsession West to L.A. where she strategically inserts herself into the life of her lifestyle ‘guru’ idol and unsuspecting Instagram star, creating […]

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Posted by Gui on October 28, 2017

Review 130min Genre:     Comic-book, Action, Adventure, Comedy Director:  Taika Waititi Cast:       Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo…and more Writers:   Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle, Christopher Yost… and more -Synopsis- When Asgard is ravaged by the powerful ‘goddess of death’, the mighty ‘god of thunder’ is relegated to slave gladiator on a decadent distant planet, only to […]

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 11, 2017

Review 110min Genre:       Comedy, Drama Director:    Noah Baumbach Cast:         Adam Sandler, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller…and more Writer:      Noah Baumbach -Synopsis- A quirky, dysfunctional and estranged New York family come together to rally around their difficult and imposing artist father at the twilight of his years, only for a series of unexpected events to dredge up […]

Brigsby Bear (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 7, 2017

Review 97min Genre:       Comedy, Drama Director:    Dave McCary Cast:         Kyle Mooney, Mark Hamill, Ryan Simpkins…and more Writers:     Kyle Mooney and Kevin Costello… and more -Synopsis- James’s life is pretty simple, having grown up in isolation and cultivated an obsession with his beloved kid’s TV show and its star ‘Brigsby Bear’. But when the dark truth […]

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 22, 2017

Review 141min Genre:       Action, Adventure, Comedy Director:    Matthew Vaughn Cast:         Taron Egerton, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore…and more Writers:     Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman, Mark Millar… and more -Synopsis- After being virtually wiped out by a shadowy organisation, ‘Eggsy’ and the remnants of ‘Kingsman’ join forces with the talented and well-funded folks at their brash American counterpart […]

Indie Spotlight- Moon Dogs

Posted by Gui on September 6, 2017

In an ongoing effort to help aspiring filmmakers and promote independent films, particularly those struggling with distribution and releases, we periodically feature films in our ‘Indie Spotlight’ series for your consideration. Moon Dogs (2017) 93min Genre:     Comedy, Drama Director:  Philip John Cast:       Jack Parry-Jones, Christy O’Donnell, Tara Lee…and more Writers:   Derek Boyle and Raymond Friel […]

Logan Lucky (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 25, 2017

Review 118min Genre:     Comedy, Crime Director:  Steven Soderbergh Cast:       Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig…and more Writer:    Rebecca Blunt -Synopsis- After falling on hard times, a modest southern man hatches an intricate plan to stage a heist at a major NASCAR race, co-opting his loyal unfortunate brother and spirited sister to break their so-called family […]

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 16, 2017

Review 118min Genre:       Action, Comedy, Crime Director:    Patrick Hughes Cast:         Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman…and more Writer:      Tom O’Connor -Synopsis- When an elite bodyguard gets an unwanted new assignment—protecting a former rival and veteran hitman who will testify against a brutal dictator in The Hague—he must put aside resentments and personality clashes to […]

Girls Trip (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 1, 2017

Review 122min Genre:       Comedy Director:    Malcolm D. Lee Cast:         Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith…and more Writers:     Erica Rivinoja, Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver -Synopsis- Four women decide to rekindle their close childhood friendship by taking a long overdue girl’s trip—and what better place to re-visit their youthful exuberance than New Orleans as they […]

The Big Sick (2017)

Posted by Gui on July 27, 2017

Review 120min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, Romance Director:    Michael Showalter Cast:         Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter…and more Writers:     Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani -Synopsis- American comedic star and writer Kumail Nanjiani teams up with co-writer and wife Emily V. Gordon to bring their autobiographical comedy to the screen—the story of a Pakistani immigrant and […]

The House (2017)

Posted by Gui on July 3, 2017

Review 118min Genre:       Comedy Director:    Andrew Jay Cohen Cast:         Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas…and more Writers:     Brendan O’Brien and Andrew Jay Cohen -Synopsis- Looking for a way to pay for their daughter’s college tuition after her scholarship is revoked, a well-meaning but inept couple start an illegal underground casino in quiet American suburbia with […]

Slack Bay (2016) (French Language)

Posted by Gui on June 20, 2017

Review 122min Genre:       Comedy Director:    Bruno Dumont Cast:         Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Brandon Lavieville…more Writer:      Bruno Dumont -Synopsis- In early 20th century coastal Northern France, a duo of self-styled detectives gather to investigate a spate of mysterious disappearances, which may unravel a conspiracy involving the resident eccentric aristocratic family and the ordinary local boatsmen in […]

Baywatch (2017)

Posted by Gui on May 28, 2017

Review 116min Genre:       Action, Comedy Director:    Seth Gordon Cast:         Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra…and more Writers:     Jay Scherick, Damian Shannon, Mark Swift… and more -Synopsis- A group of eager new recruits—including a talented but reckless maverick—compete to join the ranks of the implausibly beautiful lifeguards who patrol the beaches of sunny Florida, helping to […]

Mindhorn (2017)

Posted by Gui on May 5, 2017

Review 89min Genre:       Comedy Director:    Sean Foley Cast:         Julian Barratt, Essie Davis, Andrea Riseborough…and more Writers:     Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby -Synopsis- A washed-up, self-unaware actor takes up a chance for redemption by reprising his popular 1980s TV detective role to help catch a real-life deranged murderer, with hilarious consequences in this British comedy from […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

Posted by Gui on April 29, 2017

Review 136min Genre:       Comic-Book, Action, Adventure, Comedy Director:    James Gunn Cast:         Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Kurt Russell…and more Writers:     James Gunn, Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning… and more -Synopsis- The Galaxy’s move beloved misfits are back!, now finding themselves celebrities after saving billions from the whims of the evil ‘Ronan’, determined to keep the Galaxy safe […]

Rules Don’t Apply (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 20, 2017

Review 127min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, Romance Director:    Warren Beatty Cast:         Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Warren Beatty…and more Writers:     Warren Beatty and Bo Goldman -Synopsis- Warren Beatty returns to the director’s chair after almost 20 years, while also writing and starring in this ‘Golden Age Hollywood’ comedy/drama about the romance which blossoms between two wide-eyed youngsters, […]

The Boss Baby (2017)

Posted by Gui on April 7, 2017

Review 97min Genre:       Animation, Comedy, Family Director:    Tom McGrath Cast:         Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow…and more Writers:     Michael McCullers and Marla Frazee -Synopsis- Seven-year-old Tim’s idyllic life with his parents is thrown into turmoil by the arrival of a bossy baby brother who commands the attention of the household—but there’s more than meets the […]

The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

Posted by Gui on February 8, 2017

Review 103min Genre:      Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Comic-book, Family Director:   Chris McKay Cast:        Will Arnett, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis…and more Writers:    Seth Grahame-Smith, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers… more -Synopsis- Basking in his glory of the saviour of Gotham City, ‘Bruce Wayne’ is faced with his greatest challenge yet… change. Now saddled with new responsibilities and facing […]

Toni Erdmann (2016) (German Language)

Posted by Gui on February 5, 2017

Review 162min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Maren Ade Cast:        Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn… more Writer:     Maren Ade -Synopsis- In a bid to reconnect with his estranged and successful business executive daughter; a self-styled German man travels across Europe and employs his bizarre tactics to try and reach his motivated but detached progeny in […]

Sing (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 26, 2017

Review 108min Genre:     Animation, Comedy, Family Directors: Christophe Lourdelet and Garth Jennings Cast:       Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane Writer:    Garth Jennings -Synopsis- With his failing family theatre threatening to go under, an enterprising Koala hatches a scheme to host a huge singing competition for the city’s animal residents. But things quickly get out of […]

La La Land (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 1, 2017

Review 128min Genre:        Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance Director:     Damien Chazelle Cast:          Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend…and more Writer:       Damien Chazelle -Synopsis- Writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) takes his Jazz sensibilities to Tinseltown in an all-singing, all-dancing musical dramedy, starring Ryan Gosling as a jazz musician who falls for Emma Stone’s aspiring young actress in L.A. […]

Office Christmas Party (2016)

Posted by Gui on December 7, 2016

Review 105min Genre:       Comedy Directors:   Josh Gordon and Will Speck Cast:         Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston…and more Writers:     Justin Malen, Laura Solon, Dan Mazer… and more -Synopsis- In a last-ditch effort to save a failing branch of his tech company family business and the jobs of his trusted employees from the ruthless company CEO, […]

Paterson (2016)

Posted by Gui on November 28, 2016

Review 118min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Jim Jarmusch Cast:        Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley…more Writer:     Jim Jarmusch -Synopsis- Writer/director Jim Jarmusch brings us a week in the life of “Paterson”; local bus driver, amateur poet and non-ironic resident of Paterson New Jersey, using his day-to-day experiences to colour his daily routine and feed […]

Their Finest (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 19, 2016

110min Genre:      Comedy, Drama, Romance, War Director:   Lone Scherfig Cast:        Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy…and more Writers:    Gaby Chiappe and Lissa Evans -Synopsis- British World War II dramedy starring Gemma Arterton as a London-based young Welsh writer in 1940, whose life is transformed when she’s hired by the UK government and the British film […]

Zoology (Russian Language) (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 8, 2016

83min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:    Ivan I. Tverdovskiy Cast:         Natalya Pavlenkova, Dmitriy Groshev, Irina Chipizhenko…more Writer:      Ivan I. Tverdovskiy -Synopsis- When Natasha randomly and bizarrely grows a considerable tail; the life of this lonely demure Russian zookeeper begins to drastically change as a newfound sense of freedom and a second adolescence beckons in this darkly […]

Down Under (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 6, 2016

90min Genre:       Comedy, Drama Director:    Abe Forsythe Cast:         Lincoln Younes, Rahel Romahn, Alexander England…more Writer:      Abe Forsythe -Synopsis- In the aftermath of the 2005 race riots in the “Cronulla” suburb of Sydney; fuelled by fear and hatred, a misfit group of vengeful Lebanese-Australians are on a collision course with a motley crew of white working-class […]

Swiss Army Man (2016)

Posted by Gui on October 2, 2016

Review 97min Genre:      Adventure, Comedy, Drama Director:   Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert Cast:        Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead…more Writers:    Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert -Synopsis- A desperate man stranded on a deserted island finds solace in the company of a flatulent dead body which washes up on the shore; but this multi-purpose corpse […]

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 18, 2016

Review 101min Genre:     Adventure, Comedy, Drama Director:  Taika Waititi Cast:       Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata…and more Writers:   Taika Waititi and Barry Crump -Synopsis- A troubled young orphan funds stability with a rural couple, only to be threatened with a return to foster care when tragedy strikes; but this rebellious young “gangsta” has his […]

Captain Fantastic (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 11, 2016

Review 119min Genre:       Comedy, Drama Director:    Matt Ross Cast:         Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Kathryn Hahn…and more Writer:      Matt Ross -Synopsis- After rejecting modern Western society and living off-the-grid in the forests of the Pacific Northwest; a quirky, self-sufficient and self-taught family leave their secluded paradise for mainstream civilisation after the tragic death of their mother. […]

Café Society (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 4, 2016

Review 96min Genre:      Comedy, Romance Director:   Woody Allen Cast:        Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell…and more Writer:     Woody Allen -Synopsis- A wide-eyed, awkward young New Yorker moves to Los Angeles to try and find a place alongside his big-shot movie agent uncle, among the glitz & glamour of 1930s Hollywood; only to be caught up […]

Sausage Party (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 31, 2016

Review 89min Genre:      Animation, Comedy Director:   Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon Cast:        Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill…and more Writers:    Kyle Hunter, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg -Synopsis- The team of Rogen & Goldberg bring us a comedy animation where food comes alive… literally; an outrageous and distinctly adult look at what our food gets up […]

War Dogs (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 27, 2016

Review 114min Genre:       Fact-based, Comedy, Crime, Drama, War Director:    Todd Phillips Cast:         Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas…and more Writers:     Stephen Chin, Todd Phillips, Jason Smilovic… and more -Synopsis- Outlandish comedy/drama from the director of ‘The Hangover’ and ‘Starsky & Hutch’; based on a true story of how young stoners from Miami became perhaps […]

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 24, 2016

Review 86min Genre:       Comedy, Mockumentary Directors:   Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone Cast:         Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer…and more Writers:     Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer -Synopsis- Andy Samberg stars in a satirical music “mockumentary” featuring fellow members of pop parody group “The Lonely Island”, and a host of American pop & comedy stars; […]

Bad Moms (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 22, 2016

Review 100min Genre:         Comedy Directors:     Jon Lucas and Scott Moore Cast:           Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell…and more Writer:        Jon Lucas and Scott Moore -Synopsis- A young working mother struggles to keep up appearances and balance her career with the demands of parenthood; but when she finally hits breaking point, going rogue is the only […]

David Brent: Life on the Road (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 20, 2016

Review 96min Genre:        Comedy, Mockumentary Director:     Ricky Gervais Cast:          Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown, Jo Hartley…and more Writer:       Ricky Gervais -Synopsis- Ricky Gervais stars, writes and directs a comedy spin-off of his own creation ‘The Office’, as the infamous bumbling office manager tries his hand at rock stardom… of course with a camera crew on […]

Wiener-Dog (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 13, 2016

Review 88min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Todd Solondz Cast:        Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn…and more Writer:     Todd Solondz -Synopsis- The dysfunctional lives of very different people are linked by a loveable dachshund who enriches the disillusioned existences of  its various inappropriate owners in this quirky Indie black comedy from writer/director Todd Solondz. If you’ve […]