London Rep Roundup – February 2019

When your regular plans have been rained off, it's a joy to spend a day in a darkened room being transported to another world - indifferent to the dreariness of the world outside. With that in mind, enjoy these specially selected films to lift those February blues.

High Life’s trailer comes down to Earth

We've finally been blessed with a trailer for the latest from French cinema's enfant incroyable, Claire Denis (Beau Travail, White Material). Sexy, disturbing and mind-bending, High Life was met with cheers, boos and walkouts upon its premiere at TIFF last year.     The film doesn't yet have a UK release date, but we'll get the chance to... Continue Reading →

The Favourite – Review

Yorgos Lanthimos has almost certainly watched, and re-watched, Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon.  A profoundly cynical view of human nature? A cast of grasping social climbers, and a study of the ever-shifting (and cyclical) balance of power?  That's not to mention the aesthetic touches.

London Rep Roundup – January 2019

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 →

Roma – Review

An early Christmas present arrived from Netflix last year, tucked in between Bird Box and that new Tomb Raider film which you didn't see. Yes, it's Alfonso Cuaron's much-vaunted return to ground-level storytelling after his commercial and critical smash Gravity in 2013.  An autobiographical tale of his own youth in 1970s Mexico City, related from the point of... Continue Reading →

Review: The Danish Girl

Writing with the benefit of hindsight, it's disappointing to see that The Danish Girl hasn't exactly set the world on fire, barely making back its small budget. But it's equally pleasing to see an Oscar-winning director, an Oscar-winning actor, and an Oscar-nominated actress helping to realise a project so small, intimate and unusual. The Danish Girl is, in... Continue Reading →

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