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   

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 »
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