LFF 2018: A Private War (2018)

Directed by: Matthew Heineman Cast: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Faye Marsay, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander UK Release Date: N/A Written by Dave Curtis War, what is it good for? after watching documentary filmmaker Mathew Heineman’s narrative debut the answer is clearly absolutely nothing. A Private War is a […]

LFF 2018: Stan & Ollie

Directed by: Jon S. Bird Cast: John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston,¬†Nina¬†Arianda, Rufus Jones Written by Dave Curtis Back in 1937 Laurel and Hardy were at the peak of¬†their¬†powers but¬†their¬†friendship was starting to creek. Strangely Stan Laurel was out of contact with¬†the¬†studio. He wanted a […]

LFF 2018: The Old Man and The Gun

Year: 2018 Directed by: David Lowery Starring: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover Written by Sarah Buddery A legend of cinema since the mid-1960s, Robert Redford has certainly had an illustrious career. Now some 50+ films later, Redford tips a cap to his own career and […]

LFF 2018: Outlaw King

Year: 2018 Directed by: David Mackenzie Starring: Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Tony Curran Written by Dave Curtis I was once told if you go into a film expecting the worst, you will never leave disappointed. There is some truth in that. Early talk on Outlaw King […]

LFF 2018: Shadow

Directed by:¬†Zhang Yimou Cast:¬†Chao Deng, Li Sun, Ryan Zheng,¬†Qianyuan Wang Written by Sarah Buddery Known for his gorgeous visual storytelling, legendary director Zhang Yimou is back with his follow-up to the disappointing (albeit aesthetically beautiful) The Great Wall (2016), and thankfully back in more familiar territory now with […]

LFF 2018: The Favourite

Directed by:¬†Yorgos Lanthimos Cast:¬†Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Emma Delves UK Release Date: January 1st, 2019 Written by Sarah Buddery It takes a special kind of director to have already forged such a unique visual style and creative method of storytelling, with relatively few major features under […]

LFF 2018: They Shall Not Grow Old

Directed by:¬†Peter Jackson Written by Sarah Buddery Back in 2001, director Peter Jackson made huge technological advancements with his groundbreaking fantasy trilogy Lord of the Rings. Similarly, his latest film, WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, breaks new ground from a technical aspect, albeit with a very […]

LFF 2018: Suspiria (2018)

Directed by:¬†Luca Guadagnino Cast:¬†Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Doris Hick,¬†Chlo√ę Grace Moretz UK Release Date: November 16th, 2018 Written by Dave Curtis For a person that had never seen Dario Argento‚Äôs 1977 horror classic (or so I‚Äôm told) Suspiria, a viewing of the remake at the London Film Festival […]

LFF 2018: Wild Rose

Year: 2018 Directed by: Tom Harper Starring: Julie Walters, Jessie Buckley, Sophie Okonedo Written by Sarah Buddery With A Star is Born tearing up the box office and its sights set on the big awards, Wild Rose is in many ways the UK‚Äôs answer to the Bradley Cooper […]