From the director of the BAFTA-nominated Sherpa and narrated by Willem Dafoe, Mountain explores our fascination with mountains by combining gorgeous footage, contemplative narration, and a bespoke soundtrack.
"I've made a number of films in my career that are prestigious and important. This isn't one of them". Dog Eat Dog, directed by Paul Schrader (screenplays include Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, director of Blue Collar and Mishima) is a lurid, violent crime thriller starring Willem Dafoe, Nicolas Cage and Christopher Matthew Cook. The… Continue reading Dog Eat Dog (2016)
Phantasm was a low-budget independent horror film from 1979 that had a second life on VHS in the eighties. J J Abrams loved it as a teenager. Recently he got in touch with the director, Don Coscarelli (on the right of the photo), and arranged to get it restored. He did this by stealing the… Continue reading Phantasm (1979)
It's not surprising that Werner Herzog doesn't own a smartphone but he's made a documentary contemplating the Internet age. Aptly, this UK premiere was followed by a q&a that was broadcast to other cinemas and homes across the country. 'Lo and Behold' starts with the birth of the Internet in 1969, and goes on to explore… Continue reading Lo and Behold: Revieries of the Connected World (2016)
Well I disagree with the Aussie critics on this one. Goldstone, which tonight had its European premiere at the LFF, isn't the masterpiece that some critics proclaim but it does have its moments. Maybe this is because director Ivan Sen is trying to do it all - cinematography (beautiful), editing (competent), music (hackneyed), script (slightly… Continue reading Goldstone (2016)
Very little happens in a Jim Jarmusch film, but that 'very little' is always gently captivating. At this UK premiere, we watched a week in the life of a bus driver called Paterson, his girlfriend Laura and their English bulldog Marvin. Their daily routine and habits, incidents and observations. Small details that you only notice… Continue reading Paterson (2016)
I was looking forward to this the most out of all the London Film Festival titles. It turned out to be wonderful. I loved director Kenneth Lonergan's previous film, Margaret, but it wasn't easy to see. The studio buried it by delaying its release by four years, cut it ruthlessly, gave it no publicity and… Continue reading Manchester by the Sea (2016)