Ron Swanson looks at forthcoming gems from current and emerging talents
Ron Swanson scans the tentpole horizon
We’ve decided to split our preview of 2017 up. The first part will focus on the awards contenders for this year, and some foreign language releases in the first few months.
Ron Swanson rolls with the punches
Ron Swanson casts his eye over the jewels of the London Film Festival.
It’s fitting that the 60th London Film Festival, which runs for the next week and a half, marks such a prestigious birthday with one of the best lineups in its history. Here are some of the highlights, and some of the films I’m looking forward to
A Monster Calls – Juan Antonio Bayona’s beautiful, devastating film aims squarely for the heart, and hits it without hesitation. It is undeniably manipulative, but earnestly and skilfully so. It deserves to be seen and experienced by as wide an audience as possible. Felicity Jones and newcomer Lewis MacDougall are exceptional, while Toby Kebbell, in two scenes, delivers one of the year’s best performances. Continue reading 60th BFI London Film Festival Preview
Ron Swanson on the best – and some of the worst– of this year’s festival.
Ron Swanson thinks that this year’s festival was… good? But wishes it had delivered more soaring highs and crushing downs.
Ron Swanson thinks that even if ‘X + Y ≠ £££’, you should still see this film.
In which Ron Swanson goes a little mad and finds himself wishing for the comfort of the past, rather than the unknowable future. About FILMS!
Ron Swanson admires Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s latest film, which is released today.