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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 […]

The Florida Project (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on November 1, 2017

Review 111min Genre:       Drama Director:    Sean Baker Cast:         Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe…and more Writers:     Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch -Synopsis- A gritty yet comical tale of brazen behaviour and childlike innocence, set the in the seedy live-in motels in the shadow of the Disney Empire and seen through the eyes of an adorably […]

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 […]

The Vault (2017)

Posted by Gui on September 8, 2017

Review 91min Genre:       Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller Director:    Dan Bush Cast:         Francesca Eastwood, James Franco, Taryn Manning…more Writers:     Dan Bush and Conal Byrne -Synopsis- When two sisters pull a bank heist to ease their family strife, they get far more than they bargained for after discovering that the seemingly abandoned and potentially lucrative underground vault […]

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 […]

A Ghost Story (2017)

Posted by Gui on August 11, 2017

Review 92min Genre:     Drama, Romance Director:  David Lowery Cast:       Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Sonia Acevedo…and more Writer:    David Lowery -Synopsis- A young woman, struggling with the recent loss of her husband, is visited by his white sheet-covered spirit as he becomes a guardian of memories and a spectral observer to the her life (and others) […]

Destination Unknown (2017)

Posted by Gui on June 15, 2017

Review 81min Genre:      Documentary Director:   Claire Ferguson Cast:        Ed Mosberg, Helen Sternlicht, Frank Blaichman…and more Writer:     Jonathan Key -Synopsis- Twelve Polish Jewish survivors of the Holocaust recount their harrowing and disparate experiences of the ‘Third Reich’s’ cruelty, as director Claire Ferguson combines extraordinary archival footage with deeply personal testimony, painting a moving portrait of […]

Graduation (2016) (Romanian Language)

Posted by Gui on March 30, 2017

Review 128min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Cristian Mungiu Cast:         Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Rares Andrici…and more Writer:      Cristian Mungiu -Synopsis- After his teenage daughter is mysteriously attacked before a series of important exams— a responsible and respected doctor compromises his ethics to ensure his only child’s future, only to painfully realise he can’t control everything […]

Gleason (2016)

Posted by Gui on March 15, 2017

Review 110min Genre:       Documentary Director:    Clay Tweel Cast:         Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco-Gleason, Rivers Gleason…more Writer:      Clay Tweel -Synopsis- A candid chronicle of the life of former professional American Football player Steve Gleason after he’s diagnosed with ALS (motor neurone disease) at the age of 34; as he begins a video diary to capture his essence […]

Certain Women (2016)

Posted by Gui on March 3, 2017

Review 107min Genre:      Drama Director:   Kelly Reichardt Cast:        Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone…and more Writers:    Kelly Reichardt and Maile Meloy -Synopsis- Writer/director Kelly Reichardt’s nuanced character study set in contemporary small-town Montana, where the lives of three very different women intersect as they struggle with life’s trials and try to make their way in […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Childhood of a Leader (2016) (English & French Language)

Posted by Gui on August 17, 2016

Review 116min Genre:      Drama Director:   Brady Corbet Cast:        Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Bérénice Bejo…and more Writers:    Brady Corbet, Mona Fastvold -Synopsis- In the backdrop of war-torn rural France at the end of the First World War; an American diplomat negotiating the terms of German surrender relocates to a French village with his European wife and […]

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 […]

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, […]

Indie Spotlight- Three Days In Auschwitz

Posted by Gui on April 13, 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. Three Days In Auschwitz (2015) (English Language) 55min Genre:      Documentary Director:   Philippe Mora Cast:        Philippe Mora, Mirka Mora Country:   USA | Australia | Germany […]

Dheepan (2015) (Tamil & French language)

Posted by Gui on April 7, 2016

Review 115min Genre:       Crime, Drama Director:    Jacques Audiard Cast:         Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan…and more Writers:     Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain & Noé Debré -Synopsis- After escaping persecution in Sri Lanka, a refugee and his unorthodox family struggle to build a new life as caretakers in the dangerous suburbs of Paris in this Palme d’Or-winning drama from the […]

Victoria (2015) (German & English language)

Posted by Gui on March 31, 2016

Review 138min Genre:       Crime, Drama, Thriller Director:    Sebastian Schipper Cast:         Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski…and more Writers:     Sebastian Schipper, Olivia Neergaard-Holm… and more -Synopsis- On a night out; a lonely young Spanish girl sparks-up a potential romance and friendship with a Berliner and his rogue friends, but her hazy dream turns into a nightmare […]

Bone Tomahawk (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on February 21, 2016

Review 132min Genre:     Western, Horror Director:  S. Craig Zahler Cast:       Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox…and more Writer:    S. Craig Zahler -Synopsis- Following a mysterious kidnapping in small-town old American west, a group of townsfolk form a posse to track down the cave-dwelling savages that took their people in this unique western/horror/drama indie from 1st […]

Room (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 13, 2016

Review 118min Genre:     Drama Director:  Lenny Abrahamson Cast:       Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen…and more Writer:    Emma Donoghue -Synopsis- “Jack”, a five year-old boy, discovers the majesty of the world as he escapes the confines of a small room where he’s spent his entire life isolated from the world with his “Ma”, only to deal […]

Grandma (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 11, 2015

Review 79min Genre:      Comedy, Drama Director:   Paul Weitz Cast:        Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden…and more Writer:     Paul Weitz -Synopsis- When her newly pregnant teenage granddaughter turns up on her doorstep asking for help, a no-nonsense lesbian grandma sets out on a journey to help her grandchild with an abortion, while both teaching and […]

Indie Spotlight- Ping Pong Summer

Posted by Gui on November 24, 2015

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. Ping Pong Summer (2014) (English Language) 82min Genre:     Comedy Director:  Michael Tully Cast:       Marcello Conte, Judah Friedlander, Susan Sarandon…and more Writer:    Michael Tully -Synopsis- […]

Indie Spotlight- The Nightmare

Posted by Gui on October 31, 2015

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 Nightmare (2015) (English Language) 91min (US) Genre:     Documentary, Horror Director:  Rodney Ascher Cast:       Siegfried Peters, Stephen Michael Joseph, Yatoya Toy…more   Director Rodney […]

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on September 21, 2015

Review 106min Genre:    Documentary Director: Mark Hartley Cast:      Elliott Gould, Franco Zeffirelli, Dolph Lundgren…and more Writers:  Mark Hartley Mark Hartley documentary about the meteoric rise & fall of B-movie Indie film studio Cannon Films whose extraordinary success changed the movie industry for better or worse, and whose fate was inextricably linked to that of its […]

Slow West (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on June 25, 2015

Review 84min Genre:   Western, Drama Director: John Maclean Cast:      Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn…more Writer:   John Maclean A young Scottish lad crosses the Ocean and the wild unforgiving plains of 19th Century America to find his true love who was forced to flee their homeland, as he tries to avoid a selection of cutthroats […]

Indie Spotlight- Candid Love

Posted by Gui on June 21, 2015

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.   ‘Candid Love’ (2015) (English Language) 55min Genre:    Documentary Director: Kurtz Frausun Cast:      Jon Hargis, Shanea Devon, Daniel Hendricks…and more Country: USA     […]

Indie Spotlight- Little Pieces

Posted by Gui on May 31, 2015

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.   ‘Little Pieces’ (2014) (English Language) 112min Genre:     Drama Directors: Adam Nelson Cast:       Finnian Nainby-Luxmore, Matt Jones, Isabelle Glinn …and more Writer:    Adam Nelson Country:  UK […]