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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on January 1, 2018

Review 115min Genre:        Crime, Drama Director:     Martin McDonagh Cast:          Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell…more Writer:       Martin McDonagh -Synopsis- An implacable and irrepressible small town mother takes on local law enforcement (and much of the community) when they fail to solve the case of her teenage daughter’s brutal murder, in a darkly comedic and […]

Retrospective 2017 – A Year in Film

Posted by Gui on December 30, 2017

Despite a difficult time at the box-office, particularly during the blockbuster summer season, 2017 has been a another solid and eventful year for film, featuring an eclectic mix of independent cinema and major tent-pole releases which as usual defined the landscape, and with industry new boys Netflix and Amazon making their presence felt come film […]

BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 16, 2017

The 4th of October this year saw the start of the world’s most accessible major international film festival, as filmmakers and media from across the globe joined the great British public in the West End and beyond for 12 days of film promotion and appreciation at the 61st London Film Festival (LFF), brought to us […]

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Posted by Gui on April 16, 2017

Review 134min Genre:       Drama Director:    Milos Forman Cast:         Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson…and more Writers:     Lawrence Hauben, Bo Goldman and Ken Kesey -Synopsis- When mischievous and free-spirited troublemaker ‘R.P. McMurphy’ is transferred from the big house to the ‘nut house’ for evaluation, he forms an unlikely bond with the troubled residents and riles up […]

Retrospective 2016 – A Year in Film

Posted by Gui on December 31, 2016

2016 has been a another solid and eclectic year for film, without a single title dominating at the box-office or in critical acclaim; from comic-book titans like ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War’ to outrageous comedies like ‘The Nice Guys’ and ‘David Brent: Life on the Road’, from powerful dramas like […]

Brimstone (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 23, 2016

148min Genre:       Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western Director:    Martin Koolhoven Cast:         Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Carice van Houten…and more Writer:      Martin Koolhoven -Synopsis- Dakota Fanning stars in the 19th century American frontier tale of a young mute mother, whose life is thrown into turmoil by the appearance of a commanding and sinister reverend in her small […]

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 […]

Lion (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 18, 2016

129min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama Director:   Garth Davis Cast:        Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Nicole Kidman…and more Writers:    Saroo Brierley, Larry Buttrose, Luke Davies -Synopsis- Biographical drama based on the true story of Saroo Brierley; a poor 5-year-old Indian boy who was separated from his family and became one of India’s many street children a thousand miles […]

The Untamed (2016) (Spanish Language)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 16, 2016

100min Genre:      Drama, Mystery Director:   Amat Escalante Cast:        Simone Bucio, Ruth Ramos, Jesus Meza…and more Writers:    Amat Escalante and Gibrán Portela -Synopsis- The lives of different people in modern day Mexico are irrevocably changed by chance meetings and a mysterious supernatural force, which unleashes their raw sexuality and unlocks their innermost desires, but there’s a […]

BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 16, 2016

The 5th of October signalled the start of 12 days of appreciation for the art of filmmaking with the 60th edition of the London Film Festival (LFF), brought to us by the British Film Institute (BFI). As usual the LFF was a more egalitarian affair than its prestigious European counterparts (Cannes, Venice), with members of […]

Wild (German Language) (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 10, 2016

97min Genre:       Drama Director:    Nicolette Krebitz Cast:         Lilith Stangenberg, Georg Friedrich, Pit Bukowski…and more Writer:      Nicolette Krebitz -Synopsis- Tired of a lonely and mundane existence as an office assistant in German suburbia;  a young lady’s life takes a drastic turn when a chance encounter with a wild Wolf becomes an unhealthy obsession, mushrooming into a […]

Christine (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 6, 2016

115min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama Director:    Antonio Campos Cast:         Rebecca Hall, Tracy Letts, Michael C. Hall…and more Writer:      Craig Shilowich -Synopsis- Rebecca Hall stars in a biographical drama about the final days of Christine Chubbuck; a Florida local news reporter whose psychological issues and personality traits conspired with a deep-seated resentment about her work, driving her […]

A United Kingdom (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 5, 2016

111min Genre:     Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:  Amma Asante Cast:       David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport…and more Writer:    Guy Hibbert -Synopsis- Amma Asante directs a biographical drama based on the true story of Prince and future first president Seretse Khama of Botswana and his controversial interracial relationship with his white British wife Ruth Williams, an early […]

Retrospective 2015 – A Year in Film

Posted by Gui on January 1, 2016

2015 has been a another strong and varied year for film, from comic-book titans and quirky comedies to powerful dramas and captivating indies. It’s also been a big year for the Action/Adventure blockbuster, from disappointments like ‘Jupiter Ascending’ and ‘Terminator Genisys’ to triumphant box-office goliaths like ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Spectre’, not to mention the most […]

BFI London Film Festival 2015

Posted by Gui on October 19, 2015

The 7th of October saw the beginning of this year’s London Film Festival (LFF) brought to us by the British Film Institute (BFI). A smaller counterpart to the larger and more established European film festivals like Cannes and Venice, but with a slightly stronger focus on showcasing movies of all description and promoting their filmmakers […]