A Dark Song: Review (BFI London Film Festival)

Irish film director Liam Gavin debuted his new horror, A Dark Song, at the BFI London Film Festival. If you're a big horror fan or you're just feeling a little bit daring this halloween, A Dark Song is one to check out. Sophia (Catherine Walker) has lost her son and is determined to make contact with him through the darkest [...]

Nocturnal Animals: Review (BFI London Film Festival)

Fashion designer-turned-director, Tom Ford, screened his second ever feature Nocturnal Animals at the BFI London Film Festival this autumn. Based on the 1993 novel, Tony and Susan, Ford explores three essential themes; art, fiction and love. I was beyond impressed by Ford's directing. He has created an eloquent film which distinctively masters two very different worlds - fashion and cinema. Susan [...]

Bleed For This: Review (BFI London Film Festival)

Ben Younger's first film since Prime (2005) unfolds the inconceivable, true story of World Champion Boxer Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza. Miles Teller portrays one of the biggest comebacks in sports history, on screen. Vinny's win of two world title fights shoots him to stardom. However, after a near fatal car accident - which leaves his neck [...]

American Honey: Review (BFI London Film Festival)

Dare I say that American Honey was my favourite film of the festival season? The cast are exceptional and Andrea Arnold's lucid and poetic filmmaking charms us for 2 hours and 43 minutes. Arnold has created an epic look at young life, love and truth - and how it navigates through America from dingy motels to dirty truck stops. Star (Sasha [...]

A United Kingdom: Review (BFI London Film Festival)

Rosamund Pyke and David Oyelowo fall truly, madly and deeply in love in the headlining gala feature, A United Kingdom. With a black female director, this movie is one to see and one to celebrate. Seretse Khama, the Prince of Botswana causes outrage amongst nations when he marries Ruth Williams; a white woman and typist from London. [...]

Zoology: Review (BFI London Film Festival 2016)

Tis the season for film lovers to unite in London and immerse ourselves in fresh cinema. I'm excited! As always, there is such a wide range of films and the first viewing I attended was of Zoology or Zoologiya - its original Russian title. Natasha, a middle-aged zoo worker who is still living with her mother sprouts a cat like [...]