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DVD/Blu-ray Release – LFF 2016 Review: Free Fire

This article was originally published on 18th October 2016 following it's showing at the 2016 London Film Festival Director: Ben Wheatley Stars:  Enzo Cilenti, Sam Riley,...

LFF 2016 Review: Prevenge

Director: Alice Lowe Stars: Alice Lowe, Kate Dickie, Jo Hartley, Gemma Whelan Released: 2016 Not since Who Framed Roger Rabbit or Baby’s Day Out have I seen...

LFF 2016 Review: Nocturnal Animals

Director: Tom Ford Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams Released: November 4th 2016 Tom Ford’s sophomore Directorial effort opens with the sight of an...

LFF 2016 Review: David Lynch: The Art Life

Reviewer: Chris Haydon Director: Jon Nguyen Starring: David Lynch Certificate: N/A Release Date: Currently Pending (UK)   For a factual study of an auteur famed for remarkable controversy and flamboyancy,...

LFF 2016 Review: Ovarian Psycos

Reviewer: Chris Haydon Directors: Joanna Sokolowski & Kate Trumbull-LaValle Certificate: N/A Release Date: Currently Pending (UK)     Depictions of daily prejudices are a recurring theme at the 60th BFI...

LFF 2016 Review: Down Under

Director: Abe Forsythe Stars:  Lincoln Younes, Rahel Romahn, Michael Denkha Released: 2016 Australian comedy historically travels well and Down Under is more unique servings of laughs with...

LFF 2016 Review: Mirzya

Director:  Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra Stars:  Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher, Art Malik Released: 2016 Reviewer: Isaac Tomiczek How many times can you tell the story of Romeo and Juliet?...

LFF 2016 Review: Chi-Raq

Reviewer: Chris Haydon Director: Spike Lee Starring: Nick Cannon, Teyonah Parris, Wesley Snipes, John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Dave Chappelle, Jennifer Hudson & Angela Bassett Certificate: 15 Release...

LFF 2016 Review: Arrival

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Denis Villeneuve Stars:  Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whittaker, Michael Stuhlbarg Certificate: 12A LFF screenings 11th and 13th October 2016 Released 11th November 2016   In the...

LFF 2016 Review: Personal Shopper

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Olivier Assayas Stars:  Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz Certificate: Tbc LFF screenings 11th and 13th October Released 3rd March 2017 Until recently, Olivier Assayas' ‘Personal...

LFF 2016 Review: Playground

Reviewer: Chris Haydon Director: Bartosz Kowalski Starring: Michalina Świstuń, Nicolas Przygoda, Przemysław Baliński, Patryk Świderski & Paweł Brandys Certificate: N/A Release Date: Currently Pending (UK)   The unfathomable senselessness of murder has long fuelled European...

The Handmaiden

Director: Park Chan-wook Stars: Min-hee Kim, Kim Tae-ri, Jung-woo Ha Released: 14th April 2017 (UK) Reviewer: Isaac Tomiczek “I’m an educated pervert” is how Park Cahn-wook introduced this film, which...

LFF 2016 Review: Bodom

Reviewer: Chris Haydon Director:  Taneli Mustonen Starring: Tommi Korpela, Mimosa Willamo, Mikael Gabriel & Nelly Hirst-Gee Certificate: N/A Release Date: Currently Pending (UK)   Formally known as Lake Bodom, this Finnish addition to...

LFF 2016 Review: Paterson

Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Jim Jarmusch Stars:  Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Nellie Certificate: Tbc LFF screenings 10th and 11th October 2016 Released 25th November...

LFF 2016 Review: Starless Dreams

Reviewer:  Chris Haydon Director:  Mehrdad Oskouei Producer: Mehrdad Oskouei Certificate: N/A Release Date: Currently Pending (UK)   Taking a total of seven years to gain permission to make a film inside...

LFF 2016 Review: Certain Women

Reviewer:  Chris Haydon Director:  Kelly Reichardt Starring:  Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Jared Harris & Lily Gladstone Certificate: N/A Release Date: Currently Pending (UK)   There are few American filmmakers...

LFF 2016 Review: The Secret Scripture

Director: Jim Sheridan Writer: Sebastian Barry (novel), Johnny Ferguson (screenplay) Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Jack Reynor, Eric Bana, Aidan Turner, Rooney Mara, Theo James Director Jim Sheridan (My Left...

LFF 2016 Review: The Young Offenders

Writer/ Director: Peter Foott Starring: Hilary Rose, Chris Walley, Alex Murphy, Dominic MacHale Seating myself in the rather decadent and impressive theatre-turned-cinema of the Haymarket Cineworld on Friday...

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