Tag: BFI

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: If Beale Street Could Talk

Directed by:¬†Barry Jenkins Cast:¬†KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King,¬†Colman Domingo UK Release Date: February 8th, 2019 Written by Sarah Buddery Despite the on-stage debacle that threatened to overshadow the award itself, Barry Jenkins‚Äô debut feature Moonlight took home the biggest prize at last year‚Äôs Oscars, beating the favourite […]

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: 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 […]

LFF 2018: Wildlife

Year: 2018 Directed by: Paul Dano Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Bill Camp, Ed Oxenbould Written by Sarah Buddery Arguably one of the most underrated actors out there, Paul Dano brings his directorial debut to LFF, also competing in the First Feature category. Known for choosing diverse and […]

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: Timoth√©e 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: Arctic

Year: 2018 Directed by:¬†Joe Penna Cast:¬†Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Sm√°rad√≥ttir Screening at LFF:¬†11th, 12th, & 17th October General UK Release:¬†TBA Written by Sarah Buddery Tucked away towards the back of the LFF programme, you‚Äôll often find some of the best off-the-radar hidden gems, and Arctic is one of […]

LFF 2018: The Breaker Upperers

Year: 2018 Directed by: Madeleine Sami & Jackie van Beek Starring: Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, James Rolleston, Celina Pacquola¬† Screening at LFF:¬†11th, 12th, & 15th October General UK Release:¬†TBA Written by Sarah Buddery¬† New Zealand has been providing us with some of the best off-beat comedy for […]