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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 […]

Let the Corpses Tan (2017) (French Language)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 27, 2017

Review 92min Genre:       Crime, Thriller Directors:   Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani Cast:         Marc Barbé, Stéphane Ferrara, Bernie Bonvoisin…and more Writers:     Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, Jean-Pierre Bastid -Synopsis- When a violent armed gang plans a heist in sunny Southern France and lifts 250 kilograms of gold, they seem to have found the […]

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 […]

Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) (Italian Language)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 15, 2017

Review 122min Genre:       Crime, Drama, Romance Directors:   Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza Cast:         Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Sabine Timoteo…more Writers:     Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza, Marco Mancassola -Synopsis- In picturesque rural Northern Sicily, a teenage boy and son of a local Mafia boss-turned-stool pigeon mysteriously disappears, only for his determined young girlfriend to defy the indifference […]

Ava (2017) (French Language)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 15, 2017

Review 105min Genre:       Drama, Romance Director:    Léa Mysius Cast:         Noée Abita, Juan Cano, Laure Calamy…and more Writers:     Léa Mysius and Paul Guilhaume -Synopsis- When 13-year-old loner ‘Ava’ is hit with the prospect of the impending loss of her eyesight while on a French beachside vacation with her family, the spirited teen decides to accelerate her […]

Loveless (2017) (Russian Language)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 10, 2017

Review 127min Genre:       Drama Director:    Andrey Zvyagintsev Cast:         Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Aleksey Fateev…and more Writers:     Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin -Synopsis- A feuding self-centred couple—intent on moving on with their individual lives after their imminent divorce—are confronted by their own loveless upbringing and the neglectful treatment of their young son after he mysteriously disappears, […]

Venice Film Festival 2017 (La Biennale)

Posted by Gui on September 10, 2017

The end of August this year saw the start of eleven days of film appreciation and promotion in the ‘Queen of the Adriatic’, as filmmakers and film-talkers converged in Venice with screenings and premieres in hand for the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival (La Biennale). As the good and the great of global […]

Cannes Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on May 29, 2017

The global film industry and world’s media converged on the French riviera on the 17th of May to kick-off twelve days of celebration of the cinematic arts—not to mention all the glitzy pomp and premieres—as the 70th edition of the world’s most prestigious film festival opened in style. Once again filmmakers & shakers from across […]

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 […]

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 […]

Venice Film Festival 2016 (La Biennale)

Posted by Gui on September 12, 2016

The 31st of August brought about the beginning of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, La Biennale; which meant 11 days of screenings, premieres, photocalls, red carpets, awards and general appreciation for the craft of filmmaking. We breakdown the major happenings at one of the major stops on the seemingly never-ending film-festival and award season […]

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Posted by Gui on May 23, 2016

The 11th of May signaled the beginning of the 69th Cannes Film Festival; where filmmakers & shakers from across the globe converge on the French riviera for 12 glitzy days of pomp and premieres, bringing the world an array of likely award-contending films to be released throughout the rest of 2016 and well into 2017… […]

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 […]

Venice Film Festival 2015 (La Biennale)

Posted by Gui on September 13, 2015

The 2nd of September signaled the beginning of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, La Biennale, which meant 10 days of screenings, premieres, photocalls, red carpets, awards and general appreciation for the craft of filmmaking, we breakdown the major happenings at one of the major stops on the seemingly never-ending award season railway.   Premieres […]

Cannes 2015- Awards

Posted by Gui on May 24, 2015

Another 2 weeks of glamour and media frenzy comes to an end at the French Riviera, oh and there was also a film festival there apparently, tonight the 68th annual Cannes International Film Festival culminates with the announcement of this year’s “Feature Film” prizewinners, including the prestigious ultimate award the Palme d’Or. The awarding jury […]