The last review (and the actual finale) of the 59th London Film Festival that we will feature will be the Danny Boyle-directed and Aaron Sorkin-penned drama of Steve Jobs.
This is Danny Boyle’s third film to be selected to close the BFI London Film Festival which is a huge feat in itself.
Michael Fassbender plays the tech genius with English Rose Kate Winslet providing the supporting role as his PR guru Joanna Hoffman. A formidable pairing at the helm with Boyle and Sorkin alongside an incredible cast means surely an Oscar’s favourite…
The penultimate film we are reviewing from the 59th London Film Festival is Rob Letterman's children's thriller Goosebumps.
The movie is based on the novels written by R. L. Stine with each monster from each book making an appearance. Jack Black plays the author with the real Stine playing a teacher named Mr Black which is a nod to the lead, Jack - confused? Poor kids!
This film is set to be released in February's half term, but we had an early insight - let's discuss this 100 minute-monster mayhem...
The fifth film to be reviewed from the 59th London Film Festival is S. Craig Zahler’s western-horror Bone Tomahawk. This is Zahler’s first feature as a director and his second as writer following his 2011 effort The Incident.
To call this film a western-horror is perhaps a little exaggerated – I say this because I don’t want people turning away from it because it ‘might be scary’. It’s bloody and violent but not overly frightening – a gory thriller would be the genre I’d pick.
Bone Tomahawk was screened in front of packed audience, expecting big things – but did it deliver?
The fourth film we have covered from the 59th London Film Festival is a documentary movie from filmmaker Daniel Junge. He is showcasing his adrenaline-pumping account of a ‘hero’ in Being Evel.
Evel Knievel paved the way for stunt careers to be a mainstream and professional employment. He is celebrated as a daring spirit but he also had a darker side that Junge explores.
With the help from collaborators and the lead ‘talking head’ Johnny Knoxville, Being Evel explains how he became a legend…
The third film we will be reviewing from the 59th London Film Festival is Michel Franco’s intriguing and thought-provoking film Chronic.
This is Franco’s third film since 2009, following up from his ‘Prize Un Certain Regard’ winning film After Lucia.
Michael Franco returns to the big screen with Tim Roth being his central protagonist as Chronic showcases his opinions on human nature…
Our second #LFF59 review coming courtesy of our Editor-in-Chief, Adam Ray Palmer’s, trip to the capital is the Lebanese feature Very Big Shot.
This 107-minute movie is the debut from Lebanese born director Mir-Jean Boo Chaaya. His film is in the official competition here at the London Film Festival.
So, will this be a laugh-out-loud crime comedy classic or a debut flop? Let us tell you…
The first film from the 59th London Film Festival we are reviewing is Lenny Abrahamson’s Room. Lenny is known for hard-hitting productions and Room is certainly another feature to add to that collection.
Room is now confirmed to be nominated for Baftas and Oscars alike plus a Golden Globe win for Brie Larson.
After 5-year old Jack and his Ma escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery: the outside world.