Fresh off the critical and commercial success of Lady Bird, and a clutch of major film awards, writer-director-actress Greta Gerwig had the pick of the bunch when selecting a new project. As it happened, a new adaptation of LM Alcott’s 1868 novel Little Women which she had authored for Sony Pictures was in need of... Continue Reading →
In 1994, the Oscar-nominated film Quiz Show (directed by screen legend Robert Redford) dramatised the case of the Twenty-One quiz show scandal of 1958 - in which an investigation found that producers, colluding with their corporate sponsors, had been supplying correct answers to the show’s participants to boost ratings. This triggered a series of revelations,... Continue Reading →
In the early 1980s, a young woman from a wealthy background enrols in a prestigious film school in London. Julie (Honor Swinton-Byrne), from a incredibly privileged background, is struggling with her ambition to make a film about an impoverished family in Thatcher's Britain, but finds her cosy life upended when she enters a romantic relationship... Continue Reading →
Despite the immaculate dress sense, wild salt-and-pepper hair and a certain similarity in their choice of subject matter, Antonio Banderas isn't portraying movie director Pedro Almodovar here. But as Salvador Mallo, beloved director of Spanish cinema, you'd be forgiven for making the mistake.
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.
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.
A recent, presumably sincere, tweet from a concerned film fan negatively compared the directorial debut of Brie Larson, Unicorn Store, to the first film directed by Superbad and Wolf of Wall Street actor Jonah Hill.