Posts Tagged ‘55th BFI London Film Festival’

Corpo Celeste (2011)

Corpo Celeste (2011)
Marta (Yle Vianello) is a thirteen year old girl who has just moved back to Southern Italy with her mum and older sister, they were previously living in Switzerland. In an attempt to help Marta integrate with her peers and make friends her mother makes her join a youth catechism group. In the lead up...
October 23rd, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

The Ides of March (2011)

The Ides of March (2011)
Ryan Gosling plays Stephen Myers, a young ambitious campaign press spokesman for the Democratic candidate Governor Morris (George Clooney). The film is set in Ohio in the days leading up to the US presidential primary. Philip Seymour Hoffman is the older and wiser campaign manager Paul Zara who sees...
October 23rd, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Bernie (2011)

Bernie (2011)
Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) is an assistant funeral director in small town Carthage, Texas. He is loved by the community and gets along particularly well with the elderly widows he seeks out to console after going the extra mile with their late husbands’ services. Bernie is an overly nice do-gooder who...
October 22nd, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (2010)

Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film (2010)
Don’t let the title and the category of this film fool you, this is not an experimental film. It is in fact a very traditional documentary about experimental film. I was actually rather surprised at how traditionally filmmaker Pip Chodorov chose to make this documentary and it works extremely well....
October 22nd, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Two Years at Sea (2011)

Two Years at Sea (2011)
With the use of 16mm cameras director Ben Rivers shows us the mundane life of outsider Jake Williams. Jake is a hermit who lives somewhere in Aberdeenshire in the middle of nowhere, he has a sprawling ram shackled cottage and a caravan and spends his time living off the land and sleeping. We see Jake’s...
October 21st, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

Wild Bill (2011)

Wild Bill (2011)
British actor Dexter Fletcher makes his debut as director with the typically British Wild Bill. The film focuses on Bill Hayward (Charlie Creed-Miles) who has been in prison for eight years due to his ‘wild’ ways. Bill has been released from prison and seems to want to put his previous life...
October 21st, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

Natural Selection (2011)

Natural Selection (2011)
Linda (Rachael Harris) is a forty something good wholesome Christian woman married to Abe (John Diehl), a man who believes the only reason to have intimate relations with his wife is in order to procreate. As Linda has been diagnosed as barren the couple do not do the deed leaving Linda extremely frustrated,...
October 20th, 2011 | Film Reviews | Read More

LFF Daily Vodcast Day 8

LFF Daily Vodcast Day 8
Here is the London Film Festival vodcast for Day 8….
October 20th, 2011 | News | Read More

The Artist (2011)

The Artist (2011)
The Artist is one of the most highly anticipated films at this year’s London Film Festival and it certainly did not disappoint, receiving a rapturous applause from the audience after the screening. This sumptuous film is an homage to silent films from Hollywoodland of the late 1920s but it is also...
October 20th, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Miss Bala (2011)

Miss Bala (2011)
Miss Bala (which translates as Miss Bullet) focuses on Laura, an average young woman living in Tijuana, Mexico, who dreams of becoming a beauty queen one day. She lives with her father and brother and the family make a living by selling clothes. Laura and her friend Suzu attend an audition for regional...
October 19th, 2011 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More