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King of Thieves (2018)

Posted by Gui on September 14, 2018

Review 108min Genre:       Fact-based, Crime, Drama Director:    James Marsh Cast:         Michael Caine, Charlie Cox, Jim Broadbent…and more Writers:     Joe Penhall and Mark Seal -Synopsis- Wallowing in the tranquillity and dullness of their twilight years, a geriatric group of retired London crooks reunite to form a crew and pull off one of the biggest jewellery heists […]

On Chesil Beach (2018)

Posted by Gui on May 20, 2018

Review 110min Genre:       Drama, Romance Director:    Dominic Cooke Cast:         Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff…and more Writer:      Ian McEwan -Synopsis- Stuck in the confines of a new marriage and a British coastal honeymoon in the early 1960s, a young couple’s idyllic romance gives way to a struggle for physical connection in emotional silence, as they […]

Beast (2018)

Posted by Gui on April 23, 2018

Review 107min Genre:       Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance Director:    Michael Pearce Cast:         Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James…and more Writer:      Michael Pearce -Synopsis- When a repressed young woman meets a mysterious stranger in an isolated island community, she becomes caught between duty towards her oppressive family and an infatuation with a man suspected of multiple murders […]

The BAFTAs 2018

Posted by Gui on February 19, 2018

Mid-February once again meant the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gathering the great and the good of British and global cinema in the ‘Big Smoke’, converging on the Royal Albert Hall for the second year in a row to recognise achievements in film at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. In keeping […]

Journeyman (2018)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on February 10, 2018

Review 92min Genre:       Drama Director:    Paddy Considine Cast:         Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Tony Pitts…and more Writer:      Paddy Considine -Synopsis- When British boxing veteran and middleweight champion ‘Matty Burton’ suffers a catastrophic brain injury during a fight, he’s forced to effectively re-start his life, with huge emotional implications for his wife and infant daughter . . […]

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 […]

Breathe (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 6, 2017

Review 117min Genre:     Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:  Andy Serkis Cast:       Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander…and more Writer:    William Nicholson -Synopsis- When adventurous British soul Robin Cavendish is struck down and paralysed by polio while in Africa, he relies on his loyal and determined wife Diana to not only survive but truly live, becoming a […]

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 […]

The Limehouse Golem (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 1, 2017

Review 109min Genre:       Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:    Juan Carlos Medina Cast:         Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Douglas Booth…and more Writers:     Peter Ackroyd & Jane Goldman -Synopsis- Before ‘Jack the Ripper’ stalked the seedy streets of London, another brutal and mysterious spectre plied its sinister trade in the East end— the infamous and mythical ‘Limehouse Golem’—preying on […]

Indie Spotlight- The White Room

Posted by Gui on June 21, 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. The White Room (2017) (English & Spanish Language) 87min Genre:      Drama, Thriller Director:   James Erskine Cast:        Óscar Jaenada, Kae Alexander, Velibor Topic…and more […]

My Cousin Rachel (2017)

Posted by Gui on June 11, 2017

Review 106min Genre:      Drama, Mystery, Romance Director:   Roger Michell Cast:        Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Iain Glen… and more Writers:    Daphne Du Maurier and Roger Michell -Synopsis- When ‘Philip’s’ wealthy cousin and guardian suspiciously dies while abroad after unexpectedly marrying their beautiful distant cousin ‘Rachel’, the young Englishman becomes caught between his suspicions of her involvement […]

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 […]

Lady Macbeth (2017)

Posted by Gui on April 30, 2017

Review 89min Genre:       Drama Director:    William Oldroyd Cast:         Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis…and more Writers:     Nikolai Leskov and Alice Birch -Synopsis- Bought and effectively held prisoner by her domineering new older husband and his equally imposing father at their rural English estate, a young bride boldly breaks free of her chains and gives in […]

The Lost City of Z (2017)

Posted by Gui on March 26, 2017

Review 141min Genre:       Fact-based, Adventure, Drama Director:    James Gray Cast:         Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson…and more Writers:     James Gray and David Grann -Synopsis- Charlie Hunnam stars in an period adventure adapted from David Grann’s book and based on the real life exploits of intrepid British early 20th century explorer Lt. Colonel Percival Fawcett—who mysteriously […]

Trespass Against Us (2016)

Posted by Gui on March 1, 2017

Review 99min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Adam Smith Cast:         Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal… Writer:      Alastair Siddons -Synopsis- Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson star in a gritty British crime drama about an traveller caught between a fierce loyalty to his people and his hopes for a life on the straight and narrow for his […]

The White King (2017)

Posted by Gui on January 25, 2017

Review 88min Genre:      Drama, Sci-fi Director:   Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel Cast:        Lorenzo Allchurch, Agyness Deyn, Jonathan Pryce …and more Writers:    György Dragomán, Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel -Synopsis- Young ‘Djata’ lives a normal idyllic life in a totalitarian state oblivious to the brutal realities around him, but when his father is mysteriously abducted by […]

T2: Trainspotting Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on November 3, 2016

The Boyos are back in town!; 20 years older but none the wiser, ready to reminisce and settle old scores while misbehaving in a whole new broken world of excess and addiction, as Danny Boyle re-injects his own groundbreaking 90s British classic into a new generation. Directed by Danny Boyle and starring Ewan McGregor, Robert […]

I, Daniel Blake (2016)

Posted by Gui on October 22, 2016

Review 100min Genre:      Drama Director:   Ken Loach Cast:        Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy…and more Writer:     Paul Laverty -Synopsis- Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winning drama is the story of two disparate working class Brits; one a middle-aged carpenter and the other a young single mom, brought together by hardship and their dependence on a bureaucratic […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Monster Calls (2016)- BFI London Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on October 7, 2016

108min Genre:     Animation, Drama, Fantasy Director:  J.A. Bayona Cast:       Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver…and more Writers:   Patrick Ness and Siobhan Dowd -Synopsis- “Conor” is a 12-year-old boy and yet clearly the man of the house, self-sufficient and a carer for his ailing young single mother; but when life’s struggles begin to take their toll, […]

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016)

Posted by Gui on September 22, 2016

Review 111min Genre:       Drama, Horror, Thriller Director:    Colm McCarthy Cast:         Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine…and more Writer:      Mike Carey -Synopsis- In a dystopian future where most of humanity is wiped out by a fungal infection which turns people into mindless cannibals; a group of surviving British scientists and soldiers embark on a dangerous journey […]

Swallows and Amazons (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 21, 2016

97min Genre:      Family, Adventure, Mystery Director:   Philippa Lowthorpe Cast:        Dane Hughes, Kelly Macdonald, Rafe Spall…and more Writers:    Andrea Gibb and Arthur Ransome -Synopsis- In wartime Britain, four young siblings turn a rural English vacation into a “pirate” adventure on the local lake island; but their fantasy meets a dose of reality when they’re caught up […]

Indie Spotlight- Anna Unbound

Posted by Gui on July 4, 2016

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. Anna Unbound (2015) (English Language) 89min Genre:     Drama, Mystery, Thriller Director:  Bernd Porr Cast:       Vasso Georgiadou, James Robson, Martin Sweeney…and more Writers:   Bernd Porr, […]

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016)

Posted by Gui on July 2, 2016

Review 91min Genre:     Comedy Director:  Mandie Fletcher Cast:       Joanna Lumley, Jennifer Saunders, Julia Sawalha…and more Writer:    Jennifer Saunders -Synopsis- The hugely popular British TV comedy finally gets the big screen treatment as the legendarily ladies hop from the glitz of high society London to the glamour of the French Riviera after a celebrity scandal, now […]

Sing Street (2016)

Posted by Gui on May 18, 2016

Review 106min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance Director:    John Carney Cast:         Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton…and more Writer:      John Carney -Synopsis- In 1980s recession-hit Ireland, a teenager rebels against society’s norms and escapes family strife by forming a “New-Romantic” band to impress a girl in an 80s coming-of-age musical comedy from the director of […]

Eye in the Sky (2016)

Posted by Gui on April 15, 2016

Review 102min Genre:         War, Drama, Thriller Director:      Gavin Hood Cast:           Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman…and more Writer:        Guy Hibbert -Synopsis- Drone warfare thriller starring Dame Helen Mirren as a British military officer whose African mission to capture suspected terrorists turns into an assassination strike with dire consequences for the innocent, a modern-conflict drama […]

Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Posted by Gui on March 28, 2016

Review 106min Genre:      Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director:   Dexter Fletcher Cast:        Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Jo Hartley…and more Writers:    Sean Macaulay & Simon Kelton -Synopsis- Underdog comedy biopic based on the true story of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards; a plucky British amateur skier with limited ability who defied the odds and achieved his Olympian dream by […]

High-Rise (2016) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on March 20, 2016

Review 119min Genre:       Drama, Sci-fi Director:    Ben Wheatley Cast:         Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller…and more Writers:     J.G. Ballard & Amy Jump -Synopsis- A young doctor movies into a state-of-the-art London high-rise building, the pinnacle of modern British living, where residents live within a rigid hierarchy and fractured class system. But when the building fails […]

The BAFTAs 2016

Posted by Gui on February 14, 2016

Love was in the air this Sunday the 14th of February as both Valentine’s day and the biggest night in British cinema arrived at the Royal Opera House in London as the BAFTAs rolled into town, the usual red carpet scramble was here for everyone to see and actor/writer/comedian extraordinaire Stephen Fry returned as host […]

High-Rise Teaser Trailer #1

Posted by Gui on January 7, 2016

Dystopian action/drama about an isolated London society in a state-of-the-art high-rise building where a rigid hierarchy and fractured class system descends into decadence and anarchy for the residents, a commentary on class division and the corruptive nature of modern urban living. Directed by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller among […]

Frank (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 17, 2015

Review 95min Genre:      Comedy, Drama, Music Director:   Lenny Abrahamson Cast:        Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal Writers:    Jon Ronson & Peter Straughan -Synopsis- A young man’s mundane life in small-town Ireland is transformed when he joins a bizarre underground experimental pop band fronted by an enigmatic singer who never removes his oversized cartoon costume head, […]

The BFG Teaser Trailer

Posted by Gui on December 9, 2015

An English orphan girl forms an unlikely friendship with a friendly outcast giant who refuses to eat children like the rest of his kind, together they embark on a perilous adventure across distant lands and dreams in this lavish Disney adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl novel, directed by the great Steven Spielberg. Directed by […]

Victor Frankenstein (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 5, 2015

Review 110min Genre:     Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-fi Director:  Paul McGuigan Cast:       Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay…more Writers:   Max Landis and Mary Shelley -Synopsis- Modern re-telling of the classic 19th century cautionary tale and monster story, told from the perspective of Frankenstein’s assistant and confidant “Igor” as he helps the gifted but obsessed medical […]

The Lady in the Van (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on November 13, 2015

Review 104min Genre:      Fact-based, Comedy, Drama Director:   Nicholas Hytner Cast:        Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Jim Broadbent…and more Writer:     Alan Bennett -Synopsis- British film adaptation of the autobiographical play by Alan Bennett, starring Maggie Smith as an eccentric and ornery transient elderly lady who lived in a battered van on his driveway and with whom he […]

Spectre (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on October 27, 2015

Review 148min Genre:     Action, Adventure, Mystery Director:  Sam Mendes Cast:       Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux…and more Writers:   John Logan, Neal Purvis , Robert Wade…and more -Synopsis- Following the events of ‘Skyfall’, MI6 and its agents are under threat from the power of a new British government surveillance agency, while Bond scours the globe to […]

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 […]

The Lobster (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on October 16, 2015

Review 118min Genre:     Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi Director:   Yorgos Lanthimos Cast:        Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux…and more Writers:    Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou In a dystopian alternative reality, where single people are sent to a resort to find a compatible partner within 45 days or they’ll be turned into an animal of their choice and released […]

Suffragette (2015)- BFI London Film Festival 2015

Posted by Gui on October 11, 2015

Review 106min Genre:     Fact-based, Drama Director:  Sarah Gavron Cast:       Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter…more Writer:    Abi Morgan Carey Mulligan stars as a young working-class wife and mother in early 20th century Britain whose life is thrown into turmoil when she gets caught up in the Suffragette movement for women’s rights. As her commitment […]

Macbeth (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on October 2, 2015

Review 113min Genre:     Drama, Action Director:  Justin Kurzel Cast:       Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Sean Harris…and more Writers:   William Shakespeare, Justin Kurzel… and more In the harshness of the European Middle-ages an ambitious Scottish nobleman, spurred on by his ruthless wife and ominous prophecies, murders the King and takes his throne. But his obsession will lead […]