Movie Reviews

24 October 2013

One Chance Review

Starring: James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters, Colm Meaney Director: David Frankel Rating: 3/5 James Corden has been making a name for himself on the big screen in recent years, and now he ...
19 October 2013

LFF: 12 Years A Slave Review

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch Director: Steve McQueen Rating: 5/5 12 Years A Slave is a movie that is already being tipped as a major Oscar contender, the film ...
18 October 2013

LFF: The Invisible Woman Review

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, Tom Hollander, Kristen Scott Thomas Director: Ralph Fiennes Rating: 4/5 Ralph Fiennes made his directorial debut at the beginning of 2012, and now he is back with his ...
18 October 2013

Last Passenger Review

Starring: Dougray Scott, Kara Tointon, Lindsay Duncan, Iddo Goldberg Director: Omid Nooshin Rating: 3/5 Omid Nooshin is set to make his feature-film directorial debut this week with Last Passenger: a film that blends ...
17 October 2013

LFF: Blackwood Review

Starring: Ed Stoppard, Sophia Myles, Isaac Andrews, Paul Kaye Director: Adam Wimpenny Rating: 2.5/5 Adam Wimpenny is set to make his feature film directorial debut with Blackwood, a movie that is part of ...
17 October 2013

LFF: Locke Review

Starring: Tom Hardy Director: Steven Knight Rating: 4/5 Tom Hardy has taken on some fascinating roles in recent years, and his new role sees him continue this fine tradition. Locke sees Hardy team up ...
16 October 2013

LFF: 1 Review

Director: Paul Crowder Rating: 5/5 There are some fantastic documentaries on show at the BFI London Film Festival, and 1 is just one of them. In recent years Formula One has been ...
16 October 2013

LFF: Young & Beautiful Review

Starring: Marine Vacth, Geraldine Paihas, Charlotte Rampling. Director: Francois Ozon Rating: 4.5/5 Francois Ozon has always been a director who has delivered fascinating character and relationship driven movies and that trend looks set ...
15 October 2013

LFF: Sixteen Review

Starring: Roger Jean Nsengiyumva, Rachael Stirling, Rosie Day, Fady Elsayed, Sam Spruell Director: Rob Brown Rating: 3.5/5 Rob Brown is a director to keep an eye on as he is set to make ...
15 October 2013

LFF: Computer Chess Review

Starring: Patrick Riester, Myles Paige, Gordon Kindlmann Director: Andrew Bujalski Rating: 3/5 Computer Chess debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, and now the BFI London Film Festival will re-introduce us to ...
14 October 2013

LFF: The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears Review

Starring: Klaus Tange, Ursula Bedena, Joe Koener Director: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani Rating: 1/5 Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani reunite for The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears: their first film since The ...
13 October 2013

LFF: B For Boy Review

Starring: Uche Nwadili, Nonso Odogwu Director: Chika Anadu Rating: 3.5/5 Chika Anadu makes her feature film debut with B For Boy, a movie that looks at the gender divide in contemporary Nigeria. The movie ...
13 October 2013

LFF: The Spectacular Now Review

Starring: Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Brie LarsonDirector: James PonsoldtRating: 4/5 James Ponsoldt makes his return to the director's chair with his new film The Spectacular Now: a film that is screening ...
12 October 2013

LFF: My Fathers, My Mother and Me Review

Director: Paul-Julien RobertRating: 4/5 The documentary competition is always strong at the BFI Film Festival, and this year is no different. My Fathers, My Mother and Me is one of ...
11 October 2013

The Conspiracy Review

Starring: Aaron Poole, Jim Gilbert, Alan C. Peterson Director: Christopher MacBride Rating: 3.5/5 The Conspiracy is a movie that has been playing really well on the festival circuit this year, and it is ...

10 October 2013

LFF: Captain Phillips Review

Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi Director: Paul Greengrass      Rating: 4.5/5 Hanks really captures the wheels going around in Phillips’ mind as he tries to figure out what is the best thing to do. It ...
10 October 2013

LFF: The Do Gooders Review

Director: Chloe Ruthven Rating: 3.5/5 Chloe Ruthven makes her feature film directorial debut with The Do Gooders, a documentary that will feature in the Journey section at the BFI London Film Festival. A ...
5 October 2013

Sunshine On Leith Review

Starring: Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, George MacKayDirector: Dexter FletcherRating: 4.5/5 Dexter Fletcher has returned to the director’s chair for his second feature film Sunshine On Leith; a movie that sees him ...
5 October 2013

Filth Review

Starring: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim BroadbentDirector: Jon S. BairdRating: 3.5/5 Filth is the latest of Irvine Welsh’s novels to be adapted for the big screen as Jon S. ...
3 October 2013

How I Live Now Review

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, George McKay, Tom Holland, Harley Bird Director: Kevin Macdonald Rating: 4/5 How I Live Now marks the return of Kevin Macdonald not only to the director's chair, but also to live ...
28 September 2013

Prisoners Review

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Terrence Howard, Melisa Leo, Maria Bello, Paul Dano, Viola DavisDirector: Denis VilleneuveRating: 5/5 Prisoners has been one of the movies that I have been really looking ...
28 September 2013

Blue Jasmine Review

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Director: Woody AllenRating: 4/5 It has been a while since we have seen Cate Blanchett on the big screen, but now she is back ...
27 September 2013

Raindance: Jake Squared Review

Starring: Elias Koteas, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Virginia Madsen Director: Howard Goldberg Rating: 3/5 Howard Goldberg returns to the director's chair as he teams up with Elias Koteas for Jake Squared. Jake Klein, 50, sets ...

26 September 2013

Runner Runner Review

Starring: Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck, Gemma ArtertonDirector: Brad FurmanRating: 2.5/5 Brad Furman is a director who is no stranger to the crime/thriller genre having delivered The Lincoln Lawyer. Now he is ...