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2017 BFI London Film Festival Programme Revealed



It will soon be that time again. 15 cinemas involved. Spread over 12 days. 243 films in all.

Taking place from Wednesday 4th October until Sunday 15th October, today has seen the unveiling of this year’s BFI London Film Festival line-up and it is nothing short of stellar.

Building upon the initial announcements of Andy Serkis’ Breathe opening the festival starring Andrew Garfield and Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri headlined by Frances McDormand, the headline galas will involve new films from the likes of Richard Linklater (Last Flag Flying), Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape Of Water) and Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here).

Other notable mentions are LFF Connects talks with director David Fincher as he showcases the first two episodes of Netflix mystery Mindhunter and Cate Blanchett, who stars in Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto. Whilst fellow Brits Andrew Haigh, Clio Barnard and Paddy Considine serve up their latest directorial efforts Lean On Pete, Dark River and Journeyman.


Breathe (Andy Serkis)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh)

Battle Of The Sexes (Valerie Faris/Jonathan Dayton)

Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino)

Downsizing (Alexander Payne)

Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool (Paul McGuigan)

Journey’s End (Saul Dibb)

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos)

Last Flag Flying (Richard Linklater)

Mudbound (Dee Rees)

The Shape Of Water (Guillermo Del Toro)

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)


Dark River (Clio Barnard)

A Fantastic Woman (Sebastian Leilo)

The Final Year (Greg Barker)

Happy End (Michael Haneke)

Looking For Oum Kulthum (Shirin Neshat)

Mindhunter (David Fincher)

The Party (Sally Potter)

Zama (Lucrecia Martel)

The remainder of the London Film Festival programme can be found HERE


Zachary Levi Is ‘Shazam!’ In Official Teaser Trailer



Not content with seeing Jason Momoa’s ‘Aquaman’ steal all of the DC glory at Comic-Con this weekend. Zachary Levi is taking a much lighter approach to this often brooding universe with ‘Shazam!’, working like a charm in the fun-filled teaser trailer released by Warner Bros.

Directed by David F. Sandberg, the initial footage focuses on foster kid Billy Batson (Asher Angel), who is chosen to channel superpowers through an ancient wizard, ultimately turning into the titular character with the childish sensibilities intact. Super strength? Flying? He seems more concerned on how he’s meant to pee in his red suit. Yet he’s soon having to use his abilities for good, when faced with Mark Strong’s big bad Dr. Thaddeus Sivana.

‘Shazam!’ swoops into UK cinemas in April 2019.

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Fantastical Debut Trailer For ‘Aquaman’ Welcomes You To Atlantis



Still reeling from the critical reception which greeted ‘Justice League’ last year. Director James Wan and leading man Jason Momoa are tasked with keeping Warner Bros’ DCEU above water this December with ‘Aquaman’ and after seeing the action-packed first footage straight from Comic-Con, they seem up for the challenge.

Billed as the origin story of the half-human half -Atlantean. We catch glimpses of Arthur Curry’s (Momoa) family unit, most notably Nicole Kidman’s Queen Atlanna and his feisty red-haired ally Mera (Amber Heard), merely teasing his potential king status as he clashes with half-brother Orm (Patrick Wilson), allowing Wan to dial up the underwater spectacle and throw in a goat for good measure.

We’re positively drowning in excitement already. Here’s the trailer…


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First ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Trailer Is An Atomic Blast



Well. If you thought there wasn’t enough monster mayhem in Gareth Edwards’ 2014 effort.

Michael Dougherty’s (Krampus) 2018 film seems awfully keen to amend this with the epic debut trailer for ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’, pitting the iconic creature against some of his greatest adversaries. Expect stunning money shots of Mothra, Rodan and a certain three-headed titan by the name King Ghidorah, whilst the human heroics are left to the Russell family consisting of Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga and Kyle Chandler.

The film roars into cinemas next May.

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