Category Archives: 4 Stars

BFI London Film Festival: Robot Overlords (2014)

Jon Wright ambitiously set out to make a family-friendly British sci-fi film with the technical quality of Transformers, yet with more heart and a low budget, and after bringing together an impressive cast including acting veterans Ben Kingsley and Gillian … Continue reading

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BFI London Film Festival: Margarita, with a Straw (2014)

Inspired by her personal understanding of cerebral palsy, the disability that her own sister had suffered from, director Shonali Bose brought to life a beautiful and consistently heartfelt story of the confusion, joys and wonders of growing up, conflicting with … Continue reading

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BFI London Film Festival Review: My Old Lady (2014)

At the age of 75, critically acclaimed playwright Israel Horovitz decided to translate one of his plays into a film, his only aspiration to make “the most beautiful film [he] possibly could”. With no film experience behind him, he took … Continue reading

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Review: Maleficent (2014)

Robert Stromberg has his directorial debut with Maleficent, a live-action take on the story of Maleficent, the iconic villain of the classic animated film, Sleeping Beauty. Transporting viewers into the enchanted world of far, far away, it is further proof … Continue reading

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Review: Belle de Jour (1967)

The cinematic father of surrealism, Luis Buñuel, wrote and directed Belle de Jour, a film adaptation of Joseph Kessel’s novel of the same name. Sexually charged and evocative, it is a powerhouse of a film and has, duly, become one of … Continue reading

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