London Film Festival Gets New BFI Boss In Tricia Tuttle

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British Film Institute CEO Amanda Nevill said Sunday at the close of the organization’s London Film Festival that Tricia Tuttle has been appointed Director, BFI Festivals. Tuttle had led this year’s festival as interim artistic director aft…

‘Outlaw King’ Filmmaker David Mackenzie Trims Netflix Epic By 20 Minutes Post Toronto Premiere

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EXCLUSIVE: David Mackenzie has heard the people.
Coming away from the opening night TIFF premiere of his Netflix epic Outlaw King, the filmmaker has cut 20 minutes from the movie before its Oct. 17 debut at the London Film Festival, spurred by the Toro…

London Film Festival Full Line-Up: Bros Doc ‘After The Screaming Stops’, Simon Amstell’s ‘Benjamin’ & ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ Score World Premieres

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Bros documentary After The Screaming Stops and Simon Amstell’s Benjamin are among the 21 world premieres at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival. The festival has announced its full line-up for the festival, which runs 10 – 21 October, including nin…

Robert Redford’s ‘The Old Man & The Gun’ & Ben Wheatley’s ‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’ To Play In Competition At LFF

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Robert Redford’s The Old Man & The Gun, Nicole Kidman’s Destroyer and Happy New Year, Colin Burstead, Ben Wheatley’s follow-up to Free Fire, are among the titles to play in competition at the London Film Festival.
The 62nd run of the festival has a…

Steve McQueen & Gillian Flynn’s ‘Widows’ To Open 2018 London Film Festival

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Steve McQueen’s Widows is set to open this year’s London Film Festival. The feature, which is written by McQueen and Gone Girl and Sharp Objects author Gillian Flynn and stars Viola Davis, will kick off the 62nd BFI London Film Festival on October 10.

Film Review: ‘Journeyman’

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On the face of it, “Journeyman” seems a misnomer of a title for a film about a championship boxer who faces the most grueling challenge of his life after defending his world title at the denouement of his career. A scrappy, up-from-nothing underdog drama it is not. As Paddy Considine’s sophomore directorial effort progresses, however, the […]

Film Review: ‘My Generation’

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There’s a tremendous amount of pleasure to be had in David Batty’s “My Generation,” a sloppy wet kiss to Michael Caine and British youth culture of the 1960s. Loaded with great footage from the era and accompanied by superbly cleaned-up music tracks from the Kinks, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and many others, this love […]

Busan Film Review: ‘Beyond the Clouds’

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Majid Majidi is a long way from home in “Beyond the Clouds,” a socially conscious underworld melodrama that sees the veteran Iranian humanist taking to the slums of Mumbai with a hint of Bollywood swagger. It’s a commendable departure, even if you can sense the helmer struggling to get the lay of the land at […]

‘Strong Women’ at the Fore at London Film Festival

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The 61st BFI London Film Festival, which takes place Oct. 4-15, is one of the few top movie events to be headed by a woman, but female-directed films only represent 25% of the features in the program. That is far from where festival director Clare Stewart would like it to be, although it is up […]