London Film Festival 2013 Diary: Day 8

Inside Llewyn Davis: A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and Justin Timberlake with Garrett Hedlund and John Goodman. The Coen brothers return with their sixteenth career film, Inside Llewyn Davis. And its a bit good. Oscar Isaac … Continue reading

London Film Festival 2013 Diary: Day 7

The Zero Theorem: A computer hacker’s goal, Qohen Leth (Christoph Waltz) has to discover the reason for human existence but continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management. This time they send a teenager, Bob (Lucas Hedges) and lusty love interest Bainsley (Mélanie Thierry) to distract him. The Zero Theorem see’s Terry Gilliam return since his 2009 … Continue reading

London Film Festival 2013 Diary: Day 6

Gravity: A medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) and a veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in after a seemingly routine spacewalk. Gravity is a film that doesn’t ease you in. Right from the start with its incredible dramatic beginning as we swoop through space to find … Continue reading

London Film Festival 2013 Diary: Day 5

Nebraska: An aging, booze-addled father (Bruce Dern) makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son (Will Forte) in order to claim a million dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. Crowd favourite Alexander Payne returns to the screen, two-years after his Oscar nominated film ‘The Descendants’ with a very low-key journey film that is … Continue reading

London Film Festival 2013 Diary: Day 4

The Congress: An aging, out-of-work actress (Robin Wright) accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn’t consider. The Congress is unlike any film I have seen in a long time, and for that reason alone I’m still trying to wrap my mind round it. Because, it’s a … Continue reading

London Film Festival 2013 Diary: Day 3

Jeune & Jolie: Jeune & Jolie (or Young and Beautiful) stars Marine Vacth as Isabelle, a seventeen-year-old on a summer holiday with her family when she loses her virginity. Upon returning home, she begins working as a prostitute, eventually developing something of a relationship with an older man who treats her better than many of … Continue reading

London Film Festival 2013 Diary: Day 2

Adore: A pair of childhood friends and neighbours Lil (Naomi Watts) and Roz (Robin Wright ) fall for each other’s sons Ian (Xavier Samuel) and Tom (James Frecheville). Adore will go down as being one of the worst but hilariously awful films played at this years London Film Festival. It’s so bad it kinda has to be … Continue reading

London Film Festival 2013 Diary: Day 1

The Armstrong Lie: An exposition of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong as he trains for his eighth Tour de France victory. But as misfortune would have it, the story of the comeback becomes a story of Armstrong’s cheating career. The Armstrong Lie kicks off my first film at this year’s LFF, a documentary about former Tour … Continue reading

Review: The Paperboy (2013)

“Better be late and be right than be first and be wrong… boy!” A sexually and racially charged film noir from Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (Precious), The Paperboy takes audiences deep into the backwaters of steamy 1960s South Florida, as investigative reporter Ward Jansen (Matthew McConaughey) and his partner Yardley Acheman (David Oyelowo) chase a … Continue reading

London Film Festival 2012 Diary: Day 4

Sightseers: Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn. Sightseers is the third film from acclaimed British director Ben Wheatley, the man responsible for last years Kill List. But unlike Kill List, Sightseers devilishly hilarious with most blackest … Continue reading