London 2010: EVERYTHING MUST GO Review

[Our thanks to Shelagh Rowan-Legg for the following review.]There is a certain subgenre of American film that has evolved over the past 10 years I like to call the Sundance film. It's usually independent (or close to it), written... More »
By Todd Brown   

London 2010: THE AMERICAN review

The American, Anton Corbijn's second feature, stars George Clooney in perhaps his least Clooney-esque appearance yet, as a gunsmith struggling to leave his murky past behind. An undeniable screen presence, the typical Clooney acting tics are left largely behind... More »

London 2010: HOWL Review

[Our thanks to Shelagh Rowan-Legg for the following review.]Alan Ginsberg remains an icon of 20th poetry; though much like Che Guevara, most people know of him as oppose to actually reading his work. His long poem 'Howl' has been... More »
By Todd Brown   

London 2010: THE AMERICAN Review

[Our thanks to Shelagh Rowan-Legg for the following review.]The second feature film from famed music photographer Anton Cobijn, The American follows Jack (played by George Clooney), an assassin whose attempts to find some semblance of happiness are usually thwarted... More »
By Todd Brown   

A PROPHET (Un Prophèt) Wins Best Film At LFF 2009

The winners of this year's LFF have been announced with Jacques Audiard's A Prophet (Un Prophèt) taking home the Star of London Best Film award. John Hillcoat's The Road was also given special mention by the jury. The French prison... More »

London Film Festival 2009: THE WHITE RIBBON gets UK release date and trailer

Hot on the heels of its LFF screening, Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winning The White Ribbon is getting a UK theatrical release on 13th November through arthouse supremos Artificial Eye."A village in Protestant northern Germany. 1913-1914. On the eve of... More »


Ah, young love and disappearances, these are the things that fuel Tom Harper's The Scouting Book For Boys.  Screening Sunday at the London Film Festival, Scouting Book stars the stellar Thomas Turgoose (This Is England, Somers Town) as the male... More »
By Todd Brown   

London Film Festival 2009: VALHALLA RISING Review

A metaphorical journey through a mythic landscape, Nicolas Winding Refn's follow-up to Bronson is a bewildering Viking tale. In the Scottish highlands change is coming for the Pagans in the form of a Christian-led crusade, on a mission from God... More »

London Film Festival 2009: THE LAST DAYS OF EMMA BLANK Review

For anyone who's ever had a relative ask something unreasonable of them under the guise of familial duty, this one's for you. Like Festen, that milestone of family dysfunction, this absurdist Dutch satire on family values sounded exactly like my... More »

London Film Festival 2009: 44 INCH CHEST Review

From the writing team behind Sexy Beast (Louis Mellis and David Scinto) comes another supremely sweary study of a masculinity in crisis. Whereas the arrival of Ben Kingsley brought Ray Winstone's life crumbling around him in the former, here it's... More »

Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival Line Up Announced!

So the line-up of The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival has been announced, and inevitably there's much to be excited about. With 15 world premieres, 146 UK premieres and a total of 191 features being screened over 2... More »
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