Films

Films

Rebecca

Netflix has a new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca on the service. While this isn’t a review of that film, I can say...

Films

Vitti and Antonioni

Over the last week or so, I’ve been watching or rewatching the loose trilogy of black and white films that Michelangelo Antonioni...

Films, Photography

BFI Archives Tour

Note: If any of the images are blurry click through to Flickr. There’s also a much bigger set of photos over there! One of the...

Films

Getting By Without Cinemas

I go to the cinema a fair amount, and I suspect from the film industry’s perspective, I’m in the top 10 per cent or higher in...

Films

Final Thoughts on the 2019 London Film Festival

Every year for the London Film Festival, I either see a whole load of films, or I basically don’t see any at all. This year was in the...

Films

LFF: The Irishman

I saw The Irishman at one of the satellite screenings that the BFI has tended to organise for the closing film. I didn’t come...

Films

LFF: La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque is a high-concept romantic comedy with a top-notch cast.   Daniel Auteil is Victor, an aging...

Films

LFF: Official Secrets

Official Secrets could easily be paired with The Report, in that it tells the true story of someone who helped reveal state...

Films

LFF: Earthquake Bird

The Earthquake Bird of this film’s title is said to be the bird sound you hear after an earthquake, when all is still and aside...

Films

LFF: Uncut Gems

The London Film Festival has a tradition of showing a surprise film each year. They normally frame it as something they’d have liked to...