BFI London Film Festival 2020

Quick Picks @ LFF – The Intruder, Wildfire and Bad Tales

With so many movies on offer at the London Film Festival, it can be difficult to plough through all the full-length reviews. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, as our popular Quick Picks brings you a range of festival favourites without the long review. Instead, these quick picks offer a summary of our thoughts alongside our star rating. Our …

The Human Voice: Pedro Almodóvar’s English language debut arrives in cinemas this November

The Human Voice arrives in cinemas nationwide from the 7th November Pathé have today announced that the new short film, THE HUMAN VOICE, directed by Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar, starring Tilda Swinton, will be launched on 7 November 2020 at a Special Event Screening in cinemas across the UK. The film will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Almodóvar …

Cicada – Love and companionship open the door to rebirth and recovery

Cicada is currently awaiting a nationwide UK release date There are approximately 3,000 species of Cicada in our world; their lives spent mainly underground before emerging into the light to mate, and fly free. In their debut feature, director’s Matt Fifer and Kieran Mulcare reflect the lifecycle of this delicate yet complex insect. In a film, where the darkness of …

Industry – Sex, finance and ruthless ambition

Industry premieres on BBC and HBO this Autumn If you like TV drama to be bold, daring and thoroughly addictive, then we have an electrifying treat for you. With the BBC, HBO and Bad Wolf production, Industry hitting your screens this Autumn. And if your tired of TV drama that dwells in romance, crime and family melodrama; Industry may be …

Wolfwalkers – Undoubtedly one of the best animated movies of the year

Wolfwalkers premieres on Apple TV+ December 11th, 2020 The year is 1650, the place Kilkenny, Ireland, where Oliver Cromwell’s puritanical subjugation of the Irish is well underway. With villages controlled through the iron-like grip of the English, slowly growing into towns; eating the once ancient woodland around them. It is here where we meet Bill (Sean Bean) a robust, northern …

Supernova – An intimate and stunning portrait of love in the face of loss

Supernova will be released nationwide on November 20th 2020 In 2015, Harry MacQueen’s directorial debut Hinterland wowed critics with an intimate and delicate portrayal of love. The naturalistic style of the film surrounded by the human need for emotional connection. And now he is back with Supernova, his second feature film in the director’s chair. A film that not only …

Quick Picks @ LFF – Kajillionaire, Siberia and Never Gonna Snow Again

With so many movies on offer at the London Film Festival, it is often difficult to plough through all the full-length reviews. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, as our popular Quick Picks brings you a range of festival favourites without the long review. Instead, these quick picks offer a summary of our thoughts alongside our star rating. Our …

Shirley – An enthralling and captivating trip into social psychology

Shirley is showing in cinemas nationwide and on Curzon Home Cinema from 30th October What happens when you subvert the classic biopic by mixing in elements of fantasy, fiction and psychological drama? The answer is the deliciously dark, utterly enthralling and compelling Shirley. A film that dovetails the alcohol-fuelled, and tobacco-stained genius of Shirley Jackson with a fictional young couple. …

I Am Samuel – Director Pete Murimi talks to us about his poignant, brave and urgent new documentary

I Am Samuel is showing at BFI London Film Festival from 10th October to 13th October In 2019 Kenya’s High Court ruled against LGBTQ campaigners seeking to overturn archaic laws that criminalised gay sex. The case filed in 2016 marked a watershed moment in LGBTQ representation. However, despite the efforts of brave campaigners, their bid for equality failed. But, the …

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets – An unforgettable, alcohol-fuelled night out

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets is showing at BFI London Film Festival on Tuesday 13th October Many of us will have had one or two pubs or bars in our life that became a centre of community belonging and friendship. The doors a gateway to familiar faces, political debates, tears and drunken laughter; the bar staff celebrating the creation of an …