A treat for attendees of the BFI London Film Festival this year: Rian Johnson's eagerly awaited whodunnit, Knives Out, has been announced as the festival's American Express Gala.
The 2019 iteration of the Toronto International Film Festival just added to their already stacked schedule of premieres, with titles including The Aeronauts - director Tom Harper's hot-air-balloon adventure with Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.
As Disney's four-pronged assault on UK audiences continues, why not consider some counter-programming from among these rare delights, screening in and around London next month?
As well as the long-awaited UK releases of Vox Lux, Woman at War and High Life (oh, and Godzilla is BACK), May is going to be a great month for catching rare and underseen pics on the big screen in London. It's a good time to be alive.
Here are three highlights from a stacked list of rare films being screened in London over the month of March. In fact, these three will all be screened from 35mm prints! In the post-Brexit wasteland, when anything flammable will quickly be burned for fuel, we'll miss watching movies this way.
They say they brevity is the soul of wit. It’s also the soul of the modern film viewer’s attention span and bladder capacity.
To see you through this bleak midwinter, here's my selection of cinematic treasures for your viewing pleasure - each one the equivalent of sitting by a warm fire with a cup of hot cocoa - which can be found across London's independent cinemas this January. * Rembrandt (BFI Southbank, Tuesday 22nd January @ 8:30 PM)... Continue Reading →
Whether you're cautiously optimistic or dead against, the new Hellboy movie is coming and the proof is finally here. Directed by Neil Marshall, the horror hero behind Dog Soldiers and The Descent, Hellboy will be punching, shooting and quipping his way to UK cinemas on April 12, 2019. It remains to be seen whether fans... Continue Reading →
The work of Alfred Hitchcock (as can currently be seen at the BFI Southbank here in London) attracts a great deal of attention from film theorists for his formalist technique, but it's not often for the complexity of his film work . Rather, it's his devastating simplicity. The great director knew exactly how the pieces... Continue Reading →
With the announcement today that it would be acquiring the lost Australian thriller Wake in Fright, Drafthouse Films has cemented (in my opinion) its claim to be one of the most interesting, fearless and passionate distribution outfits working today. The 1971 film from First Blood director Ted Kotcheff, as championed by Martin Scorsese at Cannes... Continue Reading →