Category: 2018

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: Defarious (Short)

Year: 2018 Directed by: Chase Michael Pallante Cast: Janet Miranda, Jason Torres, Sonia Sierra Runtime: 13m 17s “A young woman is tormented by her nightmares and they are beginning to manifest so strongly she becomes disillusioned between the world of her imagination and what is truly reality.” Written […]

REVIEW: First Man

Year: 2018 Directed by: Damien Chazelle Starring: Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler Written by Rhys Bowen-Jones You’d think the moon landing would have a bigger filmography. By my count, there are 25 films about the general Apollo program, two of which are Men […]

LFF 2018: Colette

Directed by: Wash Westmoreland Cast: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson, Fiona Shaw Screening at LFF: 11th & 12th UK Release Date: 25th January, 2019 Written by Sarah Buddery A very personal project for Director Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice), Colette was the final film that he and his partner Richard […]

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 […]

LFF 2018: Thunder Road

Directed by: Jim Cummings Starring: Jim Cummings, Kendall Farr, Nican Robinson Screening at LFF: 10th, 11th, 12th, 20th UK Release Date: Not yet announced Written by Sarah Buddery Sometimes going into a film with little prior knowledge results in the biggest of surprises, and that was very much […]