LFF2011 Archive

  • The Deep Blue Sea Review

    The Deep Blue Sea Review

    4/5
    Besides an early aside involving an impossibly insensitive mother-in-law, there are few laughs in Terence Davies‘s adaptation of Terence Rattigan‘s 1952 play The Deep Blue Sea, a deeply felt, sobering film that begins with a woman’s failed suicide before tracing how she came to this predicament whilst also observing its aftermath. Rachel Weisz plays Hester [...]

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  • Junkhearts Review

    Junkhearts Review

    2/5
    Making most Kitchen Sink dramas seem like Ealing Comedies, Junkhearts is an excessively bleak and dreary British Drama that may boast some great performances but little else. The title refers to the two main characters, both of whom suffer from drug addiction. The plot focuses on Eddie Marsan’s lonely ex soldier haunted by his past [...]

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  • 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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  • LFF 2011: We Need To Talk About Kevin Press Conference

    LFF 2011: We Need To Talk About Kevin Press Conference

    One of the big British films at this year’s London Film Festival was Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin. Based on the bestseller, it tells the tale of a troubled mother/son relationship which culminates in a shocking act of violence. Ramsay was there to discuss the film alongside writer Rory Kinnear and star [...]

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  • LFF 2011: Coriolanus Press Conference

    LFF 2011: Coriolanus Press Conference

    One of the big Gala Screenings of the London Film Festival was Ralph Fiennes‘ directorial debut Coriolanus a modern day adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play. There to promote the film were writer John Logan, actor Brian Cox and of course Fiennes himself. The project for Fiennes was very personal as he was no stranger [...]

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  • London Film Festival 2011 Interview: Return Director Liza Johnson and Actress Linda Cardellini

    London Film Festival 2011 Interview: Return Director Liza Johnson and Actress Linda Cardellini

    An interview with the director and star of an LFF highlight

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