Posts Tagged ‘london film festival’

Greta Gerwig (Rose), Olly Alexander. Screenplay by Alison Bagnall. Directed by Alison Bagnall. Running time: 90 minutes. Look, wannabe indie directors: making a decent non-blockbuster doesn’t involve simply assigning yourself a small budget and filming two people doing fuck all. If you observe how many smaller films nowadays seem to think this, you might be […]


Naomie Harris (Jane Obinchu), Oliver Litondo (Kimani Maruge). Screenplay by Ann Peacock. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Running time: 120 minutes. Kimani Maruge’s life is quite inspiring. It’s hard to resist the tale of an eighty year old Kenyan man fighting for the right to a primary school education, succeeding, and ending up speaking at the United Nations. Not only […]


Javier Bardem (Uxbal), Rubén Ochandiano (Zanc), Maricel Álvarez (Marambra). Screenplay by Nicolás Giacobone, Armando Bo, Alejandro González Iñárritu. Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Rating: 15. Running time: 147 minutes. Javier Bardem is the Al Pacino of our age. Both men achieve a level of power and presence on screen that is unrivalled, have eyes curiously moving in their depth, and the characters they […]


Thanapat Saisaymar (Boonmee), Jenjira Pongpas (Jen), Sakda Kaewbuadee (Tong). Screenplay by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Running time: 114 minutes. What a completely impenetrable bitch of a film. I have seen many weird pieces of cinema in my time, from Last Year In Marienbad to Synecdoche, New York, but nothing has alienated me quite like Uncle Boonmee managed to. Who sits on […]


Alright, so as promised, for those like myself with a greater obsession over cinema and who are fortunate enough to live in a city with decent opportunities for watching smaller films, here’s the second batch of my recommendations regarding what to look out for this Fall. You should most certainly have the privilege of seeing […]


So this is my first blog post that’s not a review, but it’s also the first time since I started running this thing that the Fall of a year has approached. That means it’s Oscar season. Because of the Academy’s short memory, it seems all studios make sure their films are released in the three […]