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    BFI London Film Festival 2015: ‘Suffragette’ impactfully chronicles a long, hard struggle

    Suffragette Written by Abi Morgan Directed by Sarah Gavron UK, 2015 As the high-profile spearhead of UK film culture, the London Film Festival thrives on promoting the heritage films that its indigenous industry clings to so dearly: the historical and period dramas which keep the production designers, wardrobe wranglers and most of the Royal Shakespeare Company solvent throughout another procurement drive of Elizabethan ruffs, […] More

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    BFI London Film Festival 2015: ‘Parabellum’ offers a minimalist take on the Apocalypse

    Parabellum Written by Ana Godoy, Esteban Prado and Lukas Valenta Rinner Directed by Lukas Valenta Rinner Argentina/Austria/Uruguay, 2015 Cinema is certainly no stranger to Armageddon scenarios. Whether it’s environmental collapse, zombie uprising, or alien infestation, these CGI-stuffed extravaganzas aren’t exactly known for their subtle charms. Parabellum, the debut film from Austrian director Lukas Valenta Rinner, proves that […] More

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    BFI London Film Festival 2015 – Top Ten Films To Watch

    After a decade of attending the prestigious high profile BFI London Film Festival this might be strongest line-up yet, with a particular emphasis on female narratives and performance supported by the BAFTA academy and organisers. With over 238 films representing 71 countries the selection can seem overwhelming so here’s my pick of the ones to watch next […] More

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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 Festival is Britain’s leading film […] More

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    Secret Cinema Presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – An Immersive Yet Unforgettable Experience

    When it comes to geeking out, nothing comes close to Star Wars and an opportunity to immerse yourself in a galaxy far, far away, is one that cannot be missed. UK events company Future Cinema specialises in secret, interactive film screenings, the majority of which take place in Londo.  With experiences ranging from recreating 1920s Beaumont […] More

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    THX 1138 – Asian Dub Foundation Soundtrack 2015 UK Tour

    Asian Dub Foundation: THX 1138 Nationwide tour to 10 UK cities Musical innovators Asian Dub Foundation will perform their latest live soundtrack to George Lucas’ 1971 visionary cult sci-fi classic THX 1138 at ten venues nationwide in October 2015, following its UK premiere at the Barbican on 19th June. Retaining much of Lalo Schiffrin’s distinctive score […] More

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    ‘Still’ is a grim but untidy crime drama

    Still Written and Directed by Simon Blake UK, 2014 The subject of adolescent criminality is a hot button issue in Britain, playing on the fears generated by rampant urbanization and the generation gap. Cinema has addressed these fears in different ways; Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg riffed on the idea with Hot Fuzz and their […] More

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    London Human Rights Film Festival – ‘Life Is Sacred’ (2015)

    Life is Sacred Directed by Andreas M. Dalsgaard Columbia, 2015 Chances are when one conjures Colombia to mind a less than salubrious image springs to mind  – staggeringly wealthy drug kingpins, endemic kidnapping plots, paramilitary foisted crime and corruption. Andreas M. Dalsgaard challenges these preconceptions with his instructive documentary Life is Sacred, a welcome opportunity to learn and see the quiet and hard-fought […] More

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    ‘Burden Of Peace’ (2015) is one of the centerpieces of this year’s festival

    Burden Of Peace Written & Directed by Joey Boink & Sander Wirken Netherlands/Guatemala/Spain, 2015 One of the centerpieces of this years London Human Rights Film Festival is the domestic premiere of Burden Of Peace – a behind the scenes, four years in the making biography of activist turned Guatemala Attorney General, Claudia Paz y Paz. Following the first […] More

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    London Human Rights Film Festival 2015

      Human Rights Watch Film Festival Celebrating Individual and Community Efforts to Effect Change 18-27 March 2015, London Barbican, British Museum, Curzon Soho, Ritzy Picturehouse (London, February 12, 2015) – The 19th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in London will be presented from 18 to 27 March, 2015 with a programme of 16 award-winning documentary and feature […] More

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    A Look Back at the Cannes Palme D’Or Winners from the 60s: ‘Blowup’

    The 1967 Cannes Grand Prix winner Blowup was prestigious director Michelangelo Antonioni’s first foray into English, thanks to a deal struck with MGM by producer Carlo Ponti, who contracted the director to do three of them: this one, Zabriskie Point, and The Passenger. While this is clearly the best of that trio (though The Passenger has some merit), in the great Antonioni’s career it feels like a tangential experiment more than a fully realized piece of art. More

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    London Chinese Visual Film Festival 2014 Lineup and Schedule

    The full line-up of films for the 2014 Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) has been announced, screening from May 7th – 18th at King’s College London, with events also held at Riverside Studios with DocHouse and the BFI. Tickets are now on sale via the festival website: chinesevisualfestival.org The festival is thrilled to welcome two of […] More

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