Perhaps one of the most infamously tortured films of recent times, the release of this sees director Terry Gilliam’s Orson Welles-type odyssey finally making it to the big screen after nearly 30 years.
From the opening moments of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and we hear John Williams’ well-known music and then see the words on a slant announcing the film, we know that we are about to witness another very special Star Wars movie. And so this is. I won’t attempt to give a full synopsis of the film as it gets quite involved at times and, in any case, you will curse me for telling you what you are waiting to see. So, hopefully, no spoilers here!
The European Premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the highly anticipated next chapter of the Skywalker Saga, took place at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall last night.
A bigger hit with the critics than the Box Office, the quiet contemplation of Paterson was bound to divide purists and those seeking entertainment. The film is beautiful; full of poetry both written and visual, but not much ‘happens’ in the two hour running time.
The London Film Festival 2016 has finished but the new films that have been shown are or will be on general – or limited – release over the coming year.