Edgar Wright’s latest film Last Night in Soho was unsurprisingly one of the most highly anticipated films of London Film Festival 2021, to the point where I was willing to get up at 5:30am just so I could be in the queue on time. I know, the things I do for filmmakers right?
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Due to its ensemble cast, gorgeous aesthetics and whodunit storyline, it’s safe to say that I had high expectations for Knives Out.
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Rating: ★★ Directorial debuts are tough, and it gives people a chance to establish their personal style. Sadly for me, Billie Piper’s first film had a style that didn’t sit well with me at all. She was heavily involved in the project; directing, writing and starring in it, but her unique first film is perhaps a bit too quirky. Rare Beasts follows Mandy, a career-driven … Continue reading London Film Festival 2019: Rare Beasts
Rating: ★★★★ The titular characters in Lynn + Lucy are lifelong best friends, and even live opposite each other on the same street. But the film explores tragic circumstances where a bond this strong can swiftly be broken. Lynn (Roxanne Scrimshaw) is a married stay-at-home mum turned hairdressing assistant, who is delighted when her best friend Lucy (Nichola Burley) gives birth to her first child. … Continue reading London Film Festival 2019: Lynn + Lucy
Rating: ★★★★★ The premise of Jojo Rabbit is a bold one, and something that could have very easily been executed terribly on-screen. Whilst you might feel some apprehension about the concept of a 10-year-old boy who has Hitler as an imaginary friend, Taika Waititi has turned it into something brilliant and poignant. As mentioned above, the film follows Johannes ‘Jojo’ Betzler, who lives in Nazi … Continue reading London Film Festival 2019: Jojo Rabbit
* I attended this event for free, in exchange for a full and honest review. * Every now and then I’m lucky enough to attend film events. On April 30th I had the opportunity to attend the first Rooftop Film Club screening of 2019, on the roof of Bussey Building in Peckham. The screen, surrounded by balloons – a nice hint at the film … Continue reading A film with a view: watching “Up” at Rooftop Film Club
The London Short Film Festival 2019 runs between the 11th-20th January. I was lucky enough to preview some of the International films from this year’s festival, and have compiled five of the films that really stood out to me. These films are from a variety of different countries and vary between live-action and animation. They are very different in their tones and styles, which makes … Continue reading London Short Film Festival (LSFF 2019): 5 films you must see
Rating: ★★★★ For the 13th annual London Korean Film Festival, the opening film was Microhabitat by Jeon Go-woon. The film follows Mi-so; a young housekeeper who decides to give up her small, cold apartment due to an increase in rent, so she can enjoy the things she loves most in life: whiskey and cigarettes. It is an incredibly bold and somewhat silly idea that resulted in a … Continue reading LKFF Opening Gala: “Microhabitat”