Farewell, then, to an all-time great edition of the London Film Festival. In the 13 years I’ve been attending the festival, this is by far the best programme of films selected, and given the festival’s innovative changes to the screening schedule (such as building an entirely new venue), there were opportunities to get tickets to most of the big items, especially for members. Continue reading London Film Festival 2016 Round-Up
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