LFF2011

  • LFF 2011: Festival Award Winners

    LFF 2011: Festival Award Winners

    The BFI’s London Film Festival is sadly drawing to a close and thus this evening saw it’s high profile awards ceremony, recognising some of the best efforts of this year. Winner of the Best Film went to Lynne Ramsay’s harrowing Drama We Need to Talk About Kevin. The award was presented by judges Gillian Anderson and John Madden [...]

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  • London Film Festival 2011 Diary: Day 27

    London Film Festival 2011 Diary: Day 27

    WITHOUT (Mark Jackson) Mark Jackson’s feature debut starts slow, with a 19 year old girl (Joslyn Jensen) arriving at a remote home with no cellphone reception and no internet access to look after the wheelchair bound and mute Grandfather of a family who are going on a two week holiday. As time passes Joslyn begins [...]

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  • London Film Festival 2011 Diary: Day 26

    London Film Festival 2011 Diary: Day 26

    THE ART OF LOVE (Emmanuel Mouret) Emmanuel Mouret’s gentle comedy about the ups and downs, the fun and frustration of love is an entirely likeable film. The cast is talented (and, particularly the women, ridiculously attractive) and the screenplay provides some fun situations and amusing lines, it’s well played enough to generally be involving, despite [...]

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  • London Film Festival 2011 Diary: Day 25 (Part 2)

    London Film Festival 2011 Diary: Day 25 (Part 2)

    THE MONK (Dominik Moll) Dominik Moll’s first two films (Harry, He’s Here to Help and Lemming) are both tense, contemporary, Hitchcokian tales. The Monk, about a man (Vincent Cassel) adopted into an order of monks at birth who becomes great preacher, but is tempted first by a young woman (Deborah Francois) who comes into the [...]

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  • London Film Festival 2011 Diary: Day 25 (Part 1)

    London Film Festival 2011 Diary: Day 25 (Part 1)

    Slightly longer reviews of two of LFF's Big hitters, Part 2 tomorrow.

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  • LFF 2011: A Dangerous Method Press Conference

    LFF 2011: A Dangerous Method Press Conference

    One of the biggest film’s of the London Film Festival was of course David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method the story of Freud, Jung and the birth of psychoanalysis. The period drama stars regular collaborators Vincent Cassell and Viggo Mortensen as well as Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender. There to discuss the project were Cronenberg, Mortensen, Fassbender [...]

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