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LFF 2018: Green Book

Year: 2018 Directed by: Peter Farrelly Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini, Mahershala Ali Written by Sarah Buddery To the surprise of everyone (who was able to avoid social media at least!) the surprise film at London Film Festival this year was Green Book; the Peter Farrelly (Yes, a […]

LFF 2018: Beautiful Boy

Year: 2018 Directed by: Felix Van Groeningen Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Steve Carrell, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan Written by Dave Curtis Just imagine being a parent to a child that is a drug addict. Beautiful Boy shows meth addiction and its recovery through the eyes of writer David Sheff […]

LFF 2018: Roma

Year: 2018 Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón Starring: Yalitza Aparicio, Marina de Tavira, Diego Cortina Autrey, Carlos Peralta, Marco Graf, Daniela Demesa, Nancy García García, Verónica García Written by Sarah Buddery ‘Roma’ may just be Alfonso Cuarón’s masterpiece. A bold way to start any review, but ‘Roma’ is a bold […]

JUMPSCARECUT: Alien (1979)

Year: 1979 Directed by: Ridley Scott Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Ian Holm, John Hurt Written by Rhys Bowen Jones 29 years on from its original release, Alien continues to be a masterpiece of sci-fi and horror. At only his second directorial effort, legendary director Ridley Scott […]

LFF 2018: Widows

Year: 2018 Directed by: Steve McQueen Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Daniel Kaluuya, Colin Farrell Written by Dave Curtis Back in 2011, I was a runner in a post-production house in London. At the same time, an up and coming director had finished filming […]

JUMPSCARECUT: Fractured

Year: 2018 Directed by: Jamie Patterson Starring: April Pearson, Louisa Lytton, Karl Davies Written by Abbie Eales Young lovers Rebecca (April Pearson) and Michael (Karl Davies) are on their way to a romantic get-away when they find themselves with a flat tyre, in the dark, in the middle of […]

REVIEW: Operation Finale

Year: 2018 Directed by: Chris Weitz Starring: Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent Written by Elena Morgan A team of Mossad and Shin Bet agents set out to track down and bring to trial Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley), the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust. Based on a […]

JUMPSCARECUT: Child’s Play (1988)

Year: 1988 Directed by: Tom Holland (no, not that one!)  Starring: Catherine Hicks, Brad Dourif, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent Written by Jessica Peña To some people, there isn’t anything creepier than a vintage, distressed doll. There’s a common terror when it comes to the fear of life-like, possessed […]

LFF 2018: The Hate U Give

Year: 2018 Directed by: George Tillman Jr. Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Algee Smith Screening at LFF: 20th & 21st UK release: 22nd October Written by Sarah Buddery If Spike Lees’ BlacKkKlansman was the powerful, resonating and necessary film for adults in 2018, then […]