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Shame

Shame – Review

Brandon (Michael Fassbender) likes women and women like Brandon. He thinks nothing of picking up women on the subway, in bars or even in work and if they fail, he's perfectly happy to pay for sex...

Tyrannosaur is the King of the BIFAs

Tyrannosaur is the King of the BIFAs

With three of the top awards at the 14th British Independent Film Awards, the dark drama Tyrannosaur was the big winner of the night, at the ceremony at Old Billingsgate. It was voted the Best British Independent Film, with director...

The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea – Review

In the years after the Second World War, Hester (Rachel Weisz) is married to an influential London judge, William (Simon Russell Beale). He loves her - or at least the idea of her - and he willin...

LFF2011: Not everyone wants to know ghosts dont exist

LFF2011: Not everyone wants to know ghosts dont exist

"It's a vicar's job to keep the myth of God alive - whether he exists or not isn't the point - it's the belief that's important." This is a line writer/director Nick Murphy ended up having to cut out of his debut feature, the low budget British ghost story The Awakening....

The Ides of March

The Ides of March – Review

An idealistic young publicist Stephen (Ryan Gosling) is the number two in the campaign to secure the Democratic presidential nomination for Governor Mike Morris (George Clooney). His boss Paul (...

Ramsays Kevin takes top prize at LFF 2011

Ramsays Kevin takes top prize at LFF 2011

The London Film Festival has drawn to a close -- with its top prize, the Star of London trophy for Best Film -- beging awarded to the director Lynne Ramsay's adaptation of Lionel Shriver's novel, "We Need to Talk About Kevin". The jury, chaired by the director John Madden, said the...

LFF2011: Ramsay puts Shrivers Kevin on the screen

LFF2011: Ramsay puts Shriver’s Kevin on the screen

In 2003, the author Lionel Shriver published her study of a mother's inability to connect with her violent child in the novel We Need to Talk about Kevin. It went on to win the Orange Prize for women's literature.When Scottish...

LFF2011: Fiennes updates Shakespeares Rome in Coriolanus

LFF2011: Fiennes updates Shakespeares Rome in Coriolanus

Shakespeare is featuring big at this year's London Film Festival - with Vanessa Redgrave appearing in two films linked to the Bard. As well as starring as Queen Elizabeth in Anonymous, which questions the very authorship of the works linked to Shakespeare, she ...

360 to open London Film Festival 2011

360 to open London Film Festival 2011

This year's London Film Festival will open with the European Premiere of 360 -- Fernando Meirelles' suspenseful romantic drama.360 reunites the City of God and Blindness director with Rachel Weisz, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for his John le Carré adaptation, The Constant Gardner, whi...

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