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    54th BFI London Film Festival: Cold Fish

    “Unflinching and unconscionable, Cold Fish is a black comedy with an obsidian pitch, a queer balancing act of outrageous humor and fathomless gore.” Cold Fish Directed by Sion Sono Starring Mitsuru Fukkoshi, Hikari Kajiwara, Denden, Megumi Kagurazaka, Asuka Kurosawa Written by Sion Sono 2010, Japan Fans of transgressive cinema were overjoyed to see Sion Sono’s latest atrocity appear on the […] More

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    54th BFI London Film Festival: Abel

    Abel Director: Diego Luna Written by Diego Luna & Augusto Mendoza Mexico, 2010 Director Diego Luna’s beguiling comedy drama about a strange Mexican boy throws up many more questions than answers. For a while it appears that young Abel might be both catatonic and possessed of telekinetic powers – such is the effect of his […] More

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    54th BFI London Film Festival: 127 Hours

    127 Hours Directed by Danny Boyle Starring James Franco, Treat Williams Tense? Anxious? Claustrophobic? Whatever you do, don’t think a trip to the cinema will alleviate these ailments as the last few weeks has seen a morbid fixation on a lingering demise, whether it be death by suffocation (Buried), death by refrigeration (Frozen), or in […] More

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    54th BFI London Film Festival: Black Swan

    “Black Swan is an elegant, impeccably designed film in both form and content that should delicately pirouette into many cineastes’ films-of-the-year list.” Black Swan Directed by Darren Aronofsky Written by Mark Heyman Starring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassell & Barbara Hershey USA, 2010 In his new psychological musical Black Swan, director Darren Aronofsky has delivered […] More

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    54th BFI London Film Festival: Catfish

    Catfish Directors by Henry Joost, Ariel Shulman 2010, USA Mild spoilers follow. Catfish has had a lot of hype over the past few months, with a tantalizing trailer that managed to give nothing away but hinted at a dark twist and a finale that would possibly dip its toes into full-on horror. Now it’s been […] More

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    54th BFI London Film Festival – Amigo

    “John Sayles latest film is a humanistic, suspenseful historical drama with a modern resonance, an essential addition to fans of mature, adult cinema.” Amigo Directed by John Sayles Written by John Sayles USA, 2010 Hands up if you’ve heard of the US invasion of the Philippines in 1900? No? Me neither. This obscured historical conflict […] More

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    54th BFI London Film Festival: Tabloid

    “Initially appearing quite lightweight, Tabloid’s comedic pulse masks a faintly disturbing treatise on the gutter press…” Tabloid Directed by Errol Morris In his new film Tabloid, acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris turns his intellect to a seemingly frivolous subject, especially given his previous works’ predilection for scrutinizing cold war architects and battlefield torturers, as well as […] More

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    THE 54TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

    THE 54TH BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL The program for the 54th BFI London Film Festival was announced last month and as ever, the prestigious European gala will screen a diverse selection of highly anticipated films by both established and emerging talent from around the world. As ever the festival will showcase a particularly strong vein of indigenous films including Opening and Closing Night Galas […] More