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LFF 2012: Great Expectations

This was first published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 22nd October, where I gave it 3/5 as part of our LFF Coverage. As many have already mentioned, it seems a rather odd time to present this latest adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic, Great Expectations considering the recent version last Christmas on the BBC is still pretty fresh in people’s … Continue reading

LFF 2012: Compliance

This was originally published on 21st October on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk, where I gave it 4/5 stars as part of our LFF Coverage. Craig Zobel’s Compliance has gained international attention, but I wonder whether it is the attention he was looking for. In screenings around the world, including right here for the London Film Festival, people have walked out … Continue reading

LFF 2012: Room 237

This review was originally published on 20th October on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk, where I gave it 3/5 as part of our LFF Coverage.  Room 237 has to be the craziest and zaniest documentary I have ever seen; but what more can you expect when the study is Stanley Kubrick’sThe Shining? Now we live in days of DVD and Blu-Ray, … Continue reading

LFF 2012: Keep The Lights On

This was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 20th October, where I gave it 4/5 stars as part of our LFF Coverage.  Ira Sachs’ Keep The Lights On is the story of Erik (Thure Lindhardt) and Paul (Zachary Booth), and their decade long relationship whilst living and hurting together in New York City. At the core, this film … Continue reading

LFF 2012: Simon Killer

This review was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 18th October where I gave it 5/5 stars as part of our LFF Coverage. Where do I start with a review of Antonio Campos’ (Afterschool) hair-raising drama, Simon Killer? I knew little about this film when I entered the cinema today, there wasn’t a poster, there is very little online … Continue reading

LFF 2012: I, Anna

This review was originally published at http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 15th October, where I gave it 3.5/5 as part of our LFF Coverage.  I, Anna in all ways is a family affair; the film stars Charlotte Rampling, who in her 60’s still looks stunning and can still give thrilling performances off slightly unhinged women. The film is adapted … Continue reading

LFF 2012: Fill The Void

This was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 14th October, where I gave it 4/5 stars as part of our LFF Coverage. As I was getting my research together on this film before writing this review, I was happy to find out that it is Israel’s entry as Best Foreign Language film at the Academy Awards … Continue reading

LFF 2012: Hyde Park On Hudson

This was originally published on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 14th October, where I gave it 2.5/5 stars as part of our LFF Coverage.  From the director of Notting Hill comes Hyde Park On Hudson, which at essence is the story of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s indiscretions during his marriage, as well as featuring a side storyline to do with that … Continue reading

LFF 2012: Ginger & Rosa

I originally published this on http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk on 13th October, where I gave it 4/5 stars as part of our LFF coverage. It is with great excitement that my first BFI London Film Festival review this year starts on a high; with Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa starring the brilliant Elle Fanning and introducing the equally fantastic, Alice Englert … Continue reading

Moonrise Kingdom DVD Review

I originally wrote this review for http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk, where it was published on 12th October and I gave it 1.5/5 stars. Moonrise Kingdom marked the long awaited return for Wes Anderson, who last gave us 2009’s Fantastic Mr Fox starring George Clooney and Meryl Streep. Not one to shy away from putting all star casts into slightly quirky, and … Continue reading

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