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BFI 59th London Film Festival – Top Picks for 2015


Next month sees the return of one of the UK's most prolific film festival, The London Film Festival (LFF). Taking place between 7 and 18 October, the festival will show over 230 films in more than 16 venues over the capital.

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BFI London Film Festival 2015 Line-Up announced with Gala screenings of Steve Jobs, High-Rise, Trumbo, Black Mass, Carol & Suffragette


THE 59TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL 2015 PROGRAMME You can peruse the programme at your leisure here. The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film ...

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BFI London Film Festival unveils full line-up with ‘Steve Jobs’ closing

Steve Jobs poster

The festival circuit is gearing up to start and London has added a handful of other prominent awards players for the year. Among the new additions to the festival are Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, starring Michael Fassbender in the lead role as the famed Apple head, which will be the ...

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Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep lead a women’s rights movement in first trailer for ‘Suffragette’

Carey Mulligan in Suffragette

Who wouldn’t join a movement led by Meryl Streep? Streep is joined by Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter in the first trailer for Suffragette. The film is directed by Sarah Gavron from script by Abi Morgan and also stars Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson. Suffragette is the story of ...

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Week in Review: Study reveals growing gender gap in film industry


This week, Variety reported on a study that was released confirming what many already know about the film industry, or at the very least anecdotally: Women are having an increasingly hard time breaking in. The study showed that there’s a large gender gap between independently financed and directed projects by ...

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Carey Mulligan has multiple suitors in ‘Far From the Madding Crowd’ trailer

Carey Mulligan in Far from the Madding Crowd

It must be tough being Carey Mulligan and fighting off the pursuits of multiple handsome men while she amasses a small fortune. A new trailer for Far from the Madding Crowd debuted on Wednesday and the film looks to show off beautiful visuals while capturing the essence of the Thomas ...

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Teaser for Thomas Vinterberg’s ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’, with Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts


Thomas Vinterberg adapts Thomas Hardy with Far from the Madding Crowd, and a teaser trailer for the May 2015 release has now been released. Carey Mulligan stars as independent-minded Bathsheba Everdene, who finds herself attracting three very different male suitors: sheep farmer Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), Sergent Frank Troy (Tom ...

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The Mythology and Symbolism of ‘Drive’

Ryan Gosling in Drive (2011)

It is always a little special when a film that on the surface bears no signs of ulterior motive becomes the subject of mass deconstruction by a plethora of critics, casuals and the insane. Case in point would be Sound on Sight’s film of 2011, Drive.

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‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ is yet another master class of cinema from Joel and Ethan Coen


Inside Llewyn Davis Written and directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen USA, 2013 It takes only a few minutes of Inside Llewyn Davis for its title character to comfortably enter the pantheon of iconic characters created by Joel and Ethan Coen. There’s no point, granted, in comparing him directly ...

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NYFF 2013: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ a melodic cinematic pleasure that engages despite its acerbic anti-hero


The Coen Brothers return with Inside Llewyn Davis, a caustic yet affectionate glimpse into a struggling artist’s life during the folk music scene of the early ‘60s. Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac of Drive) is a temperamental musician in Greenwich Village whose poor decision-making and an inability to connect to others outside of selfish reasons have landed him with little more than the clothes on his back.

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‘Only God Forgives’ a bizarre, excessively gory reunion for Refn and Gosling

Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives

Style oozes from every frame of Only God Forgives, tinged in red, like the blood that so frequently sprays across the screen and lands in artfully designed splatters. Writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn and star Ryan Gosling, reuniting after the cult success of 2011’s Drive, have collaborated on a truly baffling, bizarre, and gory crime drama that’s wall-to-wall striking, pretty images. Unlike Drive, however, Only God Forgives is hollow underneath all the model-like posturing and the flashes of excessive, gratuitous violence.

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It’s Hard to Make the Audience Hate Your Characters but Love Your Film


It was only after half of Lurhmann’s Gatsby that I finally understood just how hard it is to make a film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Fitzgerald had such a disdain for his time that there isn’t a single character in The Great Gatsby that you are supposed to like. However, ...

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