London Film Festival Diary, Part 8: FOXCATCHER, EDEN, JAUJA, THE TRIBE, WINTER SLEEP
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London Film Festival Diary, Part 8: FOXCATCHER, EDEN, JAUJA, THE TRIBE, WINTER SLEEP

Keen followers of my filmic musings (no one) will have recently noticed one small inconsistency between the slated films in my morning tweet and those covered in the ensuing blog post. To cut a long story short, I missed out on Gregg Araki’s White Bird in a Blizzard, and I’ll lay part of the blame on … Continue reading

London Film Festival Diary, Part 7: HORSE MONEY, LI’L QUINQUIN, MOMMY
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London Film Festival Diary, Part 7: HORSE MONEY, LI’L QUINQUIN, MOMMY

In my previous post I touched briefly on the unique capacity of art to aid us in a greater understanding of ourselves, our home planet and its many cultures and histories. Film especially has the property of displaying certain events transpiring in a certain place, in real-time, and can take us from extreme opposing climes … Continue reading

London Film Festival Diary, Part 5: NATIONAL GALLERY, THE SALVATION, LEVIATHAN
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London Film Festival Diary, Part 5: NATIONAL GALLERY, THE SALVATION, LEVIATHAN

Several days deep into the festival and I became devastated to belatedly discover a glaring absence in my schedule: Bruno Dumont’s 200-minute crime-comedy Li’l Quinquin, very possibly my most anticipated of the entire filmy lot. The sudden realisation dawned on me as I downed a coffee preceding the AM’s screening of the three-hour National Gallery; I was … Continue reading

London Film Festival Diary, Part 4: PASOLINI, LA SAPIENZA, GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE 3D, IT FOLLOWS
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London Film Festival Diary, Part 4: PASOLINI, LA SAPIENZA, GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE 3D, IT FOLLOWS

On Monday I was at long last liberated from Leicester Square due to three of my four scheduled films screening across the Thames at BFI Southbank. Shit dates in franchise restaurants aren’t my bag, so after checking that the skate park was still there – yet to be demolished by money-minded machine men plotting another Pizza Express – I pressed on past … Continue reading

London Film Festival Diary, Part 3: BUTTER ON THE LATCH, HARD TO BE A GOD, WHITE GOD
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London Film Festival Diary, Part 3: BUTTER ON THE LATCH, HARD TO BE A GOD, WHITE GOD

When marking out one’s festival schedule, one can easily make the mistake of jamming together so many films in safe temporal proximity while simultaneously ignoring their physical distance, an oversight that can only result in countless tube journeys and, as a consequence, a rather sizeable oyster card bill. Stop, think, space it out whenever and … Continue reading