LFF 2017 Blog!
Unlike anything I've seen, the ever wonderful Lynne Ramsay's latest is unsettling and nightmarish with an incredible performance by Phoenix at its core
Explosive, darkly comic and heartbreaking, Three Billboards was the perfect film to close a wonderful London Film Festival 2017 - with a bang.
A warming story of prejudice, acceptance and family. Oh, and 108 knitted penises.
Beautiful, thoughtful, intelligent, heartfelt and witty with immaculately sumptious visuals. Bah.
A fascinating insight into the force of nature that is Salim Shaheen, Afghanistan's most prolific filmmaker.
A darkly humorous trip with the incomparable Maxine Peake attempting to rise above her upbringing in the grubby working class clubs of Northern England.
A beautiful and romantic film with fantastic performances and sizzling chemistry between Bell and Bening
An important and fun documentary about the relationship between Warren G, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg and the war between artists on Death Row Records and Def Jam. Ultimately though, it's all about the joy of hip hop.
Immerse yourself in the ethereal, unique and exquisitely executed latest from Guillermo Del Toro
A unsettling and upsetting look at Mayanmar's "Evil Monk' Ashin Wirathu. A difficult but important watch.
A beautiful and touching animation from Nora Twomey, following an indominable spirit in Taliban occupied Kabul.
Completely bonkers and brilliantly original, in its own lunatic way.
Pointless slice of white middle class naval gazing in Brooklyn whilst simultaneously squandering a fantastic cast.
Urgent, vital and exciting, 120 BPM is a rollercoaster ride through the AIDS epedemic and the French mishandling of it via ACTUP an AIDS activist group in Paris.
A fun and charming look at Godard's love affair with 19 year old actress Anne Wiazemsky. Written and directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Acclaimed director Agnes Varda and photographer and muralist JR take a road trip through rural France with stunning and heart rendering results. A wonderful documentary.
A true original, in the best possible sense. Best viewed cold.
A touching and subtle view on childhood grieving with a great performance from newcomer Laia Artigas.
A warm, touching and natural trip through France with three Iranians as they mull over life, girls and just how much you can drink as a Muslim.
A blindingly good debut from writer / director Léonor Serraille with an incredibly assured central performance from Laetitia Dosch. Go see this movie.
A wonderfully kinetic and humorous tale with a commanding central performance from Jacky Ido.
A charming movie, clearly made by people who love the cinema, following the exploits of arch movie bootleggers, Big Wong and Little Wong.
Boys vs Girls! The team behind Little Miss Sunshine ace it as Billy Jean King takes on some middle aged bloke.
A dizzying trip through a fast talking, fragmented New York family that isn't short on laughs.
A wonderful character study and a decent whodunit to boot with a magnificent central performance from Agnieszka Mandat-Grabka.
A boisterous, fun, violent trip around Berlin with two great characters but not really amounting to a whole lot in the end.
Proper old fashioned spooky fun with Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson's adaptation of their own stage play.
You can never go home again. Particularly not with a five tonne pachyderm...
Alex Gibney returns to the Festival with this fascinating and grim documentary looking at the Loughinisland massacre.
I'm not claiming to understand F.J.Ossang's weird existential gangster trip but that didn't stop me enjoying it.