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The Shape of Water (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on February 1, 2018

Review 123min Genre:       Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance Director:    Guillermo del Toro Cast:         Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer…and more Writers:     Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor -Synopsis- A ‘Beauty & the Beast’ style fairy-tale about oppression and boundless love set at the height of cold war paranoia in the early 1960’s, when a mute cleaner […]

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on November 10, 2017

Review 105min Genre:       Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:    Paul McGuigan Cast:         Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters…and more Writers:     Matt Greenhalgh and Peter Turner -Synopsis- After an unlikely ocean-spanning, 1970s whirlwind romance between young British actor Peter Turner and ageing ‘Golden Era’ screen siren Gloria Grahame ends, a tender relationship is rekindled on the streets of […]

Call Me by Your Name (2017)- BFI London Film Festival 2017

Posted by Gui on October 26, 2017

Review 132min Genre:       Drama, Romance Director:    Luca Guadagnino Cast:         Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg…more Writers:     James Ivory and Andre Aciman -Synopsis- During a 1980s summer in small-town northern Italy, a teenager forms a fraternal relationship with an American grad student and researcher who’s come to stay with his family of academics—but this seasonal bond […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

Baby Driver (2017)

Posted by Gui on June 26, 2017

Review 113min Genre:       Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller Director:    Edgar Wright Cast:         Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey…and more Writer:      Edgar Wright -Synopsis- A gifted but damaged young getaway driver for a ruthless crime boss struggles to break the shackles of his criminal life, after becoming caught between a blossoming romance and his commitment to one […]

Hampstead (2017)

Posted by Gui on June 23, 2017

Review 102min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:   Joel Hopkins Cast:        Brendan Gleeson, Diane Keaton, James Norton…and more Writer:     Robert Festinger -Synopsis- An American widow in London forms an unexpected connection with a man living wild and in a makeshift shack on Hampstead heath, as they take on the property developers intent on evicting him […]

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 […]

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 Handmaiden (2016) (Korean & Japanese Language)

Posted by Gui on April 13, 2017

Review 144min Genre:     Drama, Mystery, Romance Director:  Park Chan-wook Cast:       Kim Min-hee, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo…and more Writers:   Jeong Seo-kyeong, Park Chan-wook and Sarah Waters -Synopsis- Acclaimed South Korean writer/director Park Chan-wook’s (Oldboy, Thirst) sexually charged period drama set in early 20th-century occupied Korea, where a young Korean woman’s plan to defraud a beautiful Japanese heiress […]

Loving (2016)

Posted by Gui on January 31, 2017

Review 123min Genre:         Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:      Jeff Nichols Cast:           Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton…and more Writer:        Jeff Nichols -Synopsis- In late 1950s rural Virginia, Richard and Mildred Loving draw the ire of the local authorities for having the temerity to get married and live as an unassuming interracial couple. But after being charged […]

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. […]

Allied (2016)

Posted by Gui on November 26, 2016

Review 124min Genre:      Drama, Romance, Thriller, War Director:   Robert Zemeckis Cast:        Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris…and more Writer:     Steven Knight -Synopsis- A British/Canadian agent and French a resistance fighter develop a romance forged under-fire while undercover subverting German operations in North Africa, but their family life and bond is tested when she’s suspected of […]

Indignation (2016)

Posted by Gui on November 17, 2016

Review 110min Genre:       Drama, Romance Director:    James Schamus Cast:         Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts…and more Writer:      Philip Roth and James Schamus -Synopsis- An American 1950s period drama adaptation of the Philip Roth novel set during the Korean War; following a Jewish teenager and his existential struggles with the world around him and the consequences […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 11, 2016

Review 98min Genre:      Comedy, Romance Director:   Jake Szymanski Cast:        Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick…and more Writers:    Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien -Synopsis- When party animals the “Stangle Brothers” are shamed into finding respectable dates for their sister’s Hawaiian wedding, they attract the attention of a couple of girls that could give them a […]

Nerve (2016)

Posted by Gui on August 10, 2016

Review 96min Genre:      Mystery, Thriller, Romance Director:   Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman Cast:        Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Juliette Lewis…and more Writers:    Jeanne Ryan and Jessica Sharzer -Synopsis- A timid high-school senior meets a young stranger and unleashes her inner free-spirit after getting caught up in a mysterious interactive online dare game as a player, where […]

Maggie’s Plan (2016)

Posted by Gui on July 15, 2016

Review 99min Genre:      Comedy, Romance Director:   Rebecca Miller Cast:        Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore…and more Writers:    Rebecca Miller, Karen Rinaldi -Synopsis- “Maggie” thinks she found love when she falls for a married man and breaks up their troubled marriage, but when regret hits and reality sets in, she hatches a plan to reunite her […]

From Afar (2016) (Spanish Language)

Posted by Gui on July 6, 2016

Review 93min Genre:      Drama Director:   Lorenzo Vigas Cast:        Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jericó Montilla…and more Writers:    Lorenzo Vigas and Guillermo Arriaga -Synopsis- A complex Venezuelan drama and “Golden Lion” winner at last year’s Venice Film Festival,  about a psychologically troubled middle-aged man who seeks solace in the company of young men, when an encounter with […]

Gods of Egypt (2016)

Posted by Gui on June 17, 2016

Review 127min Genre:     Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance Director:  Alex Proyas Cast:       Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Brenton Thwaites…more Writers:   Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless -Synopsis- A fragile peace is shattered when a princely God and would-be-king is betrayed by his ruthless and powerful uncle. Now exiled, he will need the help of an acrobatic mortal thief […]

Mother’s Day (2016)

Posted by Gui on June 8, 2016

Review 118min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, Romance Director:    Garry Marshall Cast:         Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Julia Roberts…and more Writers:     Anya Kochoff, Matthew Walker, Tom Hines… and more -Synopsis- Director and master of the romantic “dramedy” Garry Marshall brings us his heart-warming tribute to motherhood, with the help of an ensemble cast, in this tale of […]

A Hologram for the King (2016)

Posted by Gui on May 21, 2016

Review 98min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, Romance Director:    Tom Tykwer Cast:         Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury…and more Writers:     Tom Tykwer and Dave Eggers -Synopsis- A divorced American businessman in financial straits travels to Saudi Arabia in the hopes of selling his modern telecoms system to the King, but the cultural clash soon turns his business […]

Sing Street (2016)

Posted by Gui on May 18, 2016

Review 106min Genre:       Comedy, Drama, 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 ‘Begin […]

Knight of Cups (2015)

Posted by Gui on May 4, 2016

Review 118min Genre:       Drama, Romance Director:    Terrence Malick Cast:         Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett…and more Writer:      Terrence Malick -Synopsis- An L.A. screenwriter struggling with personal demons, searches for connection and meaning while trying to avoid the pitfalls and excesses of Hollywood’s moral vacuum in this drama from visionary but occasional writer/director Terrence Malick. We […]

Freeheld (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on February 18, 2016

Review 101min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:   Peter Sollett Cast:        Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon…and more Writer:     Ron Nyswaner -Synopsis- American equal rights drama based on a true story and starring Oscar-winner Julianne Moore as Laurel Hester, a decorated New Jersey police Detective diagnosed with terminal lung cancer who took on the local government […]

The Danish Girl (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on January 2, 2016

Review 120min Genre:      Fact-based, Drama, Romance Director:   Tom Hooper Cast:        Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard…and more Writers:    Lucinda Coxon & David Ebershoff -Synopsis- Transgender period drama about the unconventional love story of married Danish artists in early 20th century Europe, who struggle to cope with the husband’s transition into one of the earliest identified […]

Carol (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on December 3, 2015

118min Genre:      Drama, Romance Director:   Todd Haynes Cast:        Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler…and more Writers:    Phyllis Nagy and Patricia Highsmith -Synopsis- Stylish period drama set in 1950s New York starring Cate Blanchett as a well-to-do woman in a troubled marriage who develops a romantic relationship with a unique young department store clerk, a forbidden […]

Brooklyn (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on November 6, 2015

Review 112min Genre:      Drama, Romance Director:   John Crowley Cast:        Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson…and more Writers:    Nick Hornby and Colm Tóibín -Synopsis- Anglo/Irish period drama starring Saoirse Ronan as “Eilis”, a young Irish immigrant in 1950s New York who’s torn between two lives and two countries separated by a vast ocean, a heart-splitting romance […]

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on October 29, 2015

Review 114min Genre:    Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy Director: Ben Stiller Cast:      Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn…and more Writers:  Steve Conrad and James Thurber Walter Mitty is a chronic daydreamer who lives a mundane life as a photograph technician at “Life” magazine, when the company moves online and everyone’s job is threatened, Walter embarks on a […]

Crimson Peak (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on October 17, 2015

Review 119min Genre:      Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance Director:   Guillermo del Toro Cast:        Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain…and more Writers:    Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins After suffering a personal tragedy, a young 19th century American woman is seduced by a charming British aristocrat and his mysterious sister to cross the ocean and settle in their […]

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 […]

Trainwreck (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on August 12, 2015

Review 125min Genre:      Comedy, Romance Director:   Judd Apatow Cast:        Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson…and more Writer:     Amy Schumer Amy Schumer stars as an independent, fast-living and commitment-phobic magazine writer who has her long-held beliefs about monogamy challenged when she meets an abnormally good guy in this brash romantic comedy, featuring many of today’s top […]

Manglehorn (2015) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on August 6, 2015

Review 97min Genre:     Drama Director:  David Gordon Green Cast:       Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, Chris Messina…and more Writer:    Paul Logan The great Al Pacino stars as a lonely aging locksmith who never recovered from the loss of his true love, as he wallows in resentment and struggles to cope with life’s regrets and the people around […]

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2015) (Persian Language)

Posted by Gui on May 27, 2015

Review 101min Genre:    Horror, Drama, Romance Director: Ana Lily Amirpour Cast:      Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Mozhan Marnò …and more Writer:   Ana Lily Amirpour On the dark and desolate streets of the “Iranian” town of “Bad City”, young Arash is stuck in a life surrounded by loneliness and sin when he forms an unlikely relationship with […]

Top Five (2014) (English Language)

Posted by Gui on May 7, 2015

Review 102min Genre:      Comedy, Romance Director:   Chris Rock Cast:        Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, J.B. Smoove…and more Writer:     Chris Rock A hard-living superstar comedian now on the straight and narrow and trying to make it as a serious actor tries to juggle a fame obsessed reality TV star fiancée with a stalling career, when he meets […]