55th BFI London Film Festival programme revealed

From the British Film Institute: We're excited to announce the line-up for this year's BFI London Film Festival, which will showcase 204 feature films and 110 shorts over 16 days. In addition to our previously announced opening and closing night films, Fernando Meirelles' 360 and Terence Davies'  The Deep Blue Sea [pictured above, starring Rachel Weisz and Tom [...]

LFF Preview: Nowhere Boy

From Netribution The London Film Festival will close tonight with the world premiere of the feature debut from artist Sam Taylor-Wood, Nowhere Boy. It takes a look at the early years of John Lennon, when he was being brought up by his Aunt Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas in a fantastic performance), getting into music, and [...]

LFF Preview: Starsuckers

From Netribution Starsuckers is the second feature-length documentary from writer/director Chris Atkins, who made the BAFTA-nominated Taking Liberties in 2007. The film takes an in-depth look into celebrity culture - and sleb journalism - and the results are both laugh-out-loud funny and worrying. The issue of made-up stories making their way into showbiz gossip columns [...]

LFF Preview: Fantastic Mr Fox

From Netribution Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr Fox will have its world premiere at the London Film Festival's opening gala tonight. Suchandrika Chakrabarti reviews. In case you don't know (shame on you if you don't), Fantastic Mr Fox is a 1970 children's novel by Roald Dahl. The film fleshes out the original storyline, which sees Mr [...]

So, Slumdog Millionaire’s quite good…

As ever, a multitude of spoilers lie within, read on at your peril... When I went to the launch of the London Film Festival, waaay back in September last year, I mentioned Slumdog Millionaire on this blog as it was the closing night film. It's been getting a ton of hits lately, thanks to all [...]

Frost/Nixon world premiere opens London Film Festival tonight

From Netribution The LFF has chosen well for its opening night. Ahead of the final presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain in New York tonight, Frost/Nixon, the tale of a president undone in a television interview, has its world premiere in London tonight. Surely you know the story? The 37th president of the [...]