Articles Posted in the " london " Category

  • The Guvnors (15) Home Entertainment Review

    Dir. Gabe Turner, UK, 2014, 95 mins Cast: Lee Nicholas Harris, Jay Simpson, Vas Blackwood Review by Benedict Seal   Gabe Turner’s (director – In the Hands of The Gods and The Class of ’92) entry into the British hooligan thriller genre, The Guvnors, opens with old-hand, Mitch (Doug Allen), facing down up-start, Adam (Rizzle […]

  • Electricity (15) Film Review

    Dir. Bryn Higgins, UK, 2014, 96 mins Cast: Agyness Deyn, Lenora Crichlow, Christian Cooke Review by Matt Thomas Disability in cinema is hugely underrepresented, with such characters often relegated to supporting roles, only to be cast in starring roles when there’s a chance of Oscar glory. Always portrayed as extraordinary characters in spite of their […]

  • I Am Ali (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

    Dir. Clare Lewins, UK/USA, 2014, 111 mins Review by Carlie Newman Surprisingly, director Clare Lewins has managed to find a lot of new material about the great boxer Muhammad Ali to put into this film. So much has been written about him and even films made that it looked as though everything that could have […]

  • I Am Ali Interview

    Carlie Newman meets Muhammad Ali’s daughters Maryam & Hana and director of I Am Ali Clare Lewins. Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali’s personal archive of “audio journals” as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend’s life story. In Cinemas 28th November 2014

  • New Directors from Japan (15) Home Entertainment Review

    Dir. Various, Japan, 2014, 170 mins, in Japanese with English subtitles Review by Jennifer Chuks Third Window Films presents this sampler of the best work by Japanese first-time directors. Director: Kosuke Takaya – Buy Bling, Get One Free This fashion-fuelled, style-sampling cotton crazy movie has Japan written all over it. The eccentric, fashion conscious lead Kamono […]

  • ELECTRICITY starring Agyness Deyn in Cinemas Dec 12

    Electricity is an astonishing journey seen through the eyes of a young woman whose epilepsy brings extraordinary hallucinations as she searches for her lost brother. Lilly O’Connor (Deyn) – brash, sexy, witty – lives on the Northeast coast away from the world and her past. But when her mother dies, the past draws Lily back […]

  • There’s Something About Susan (E)

    Dir. Lottie Gammon, UK, 2013, 99 mins Cast: Susan Boyle, Steven Mackintosh (narrator). Review by Jennifer Chuks It is surprising that a documentary about one of the most successful singers in the world should focus on the shortcomings of a reality show finalist, but then this is a film about none other than Susan Boyle. […]

  • Being Nice (E)

    Dir. Andrew Blackburn, UK, 2014, 85 mins Cast: Jessica Francis, Alex Warren, Jackie Howe, Tommy Vine Review by Daniel Woburn Andrew Blackburn’s personal, improvised take on a grad’s first foray into soulless commercialism post-Uni feels lived, benefiting from Blackburn’s own experiences in the advertising industry. The story follows Jen (a credible Jessica Francis in her […]

  • The Day the Earth Caught Fire (12)

    Dir. Val Guest, UK, 1961, 100 mins Cast: Edward Judd, Leo McKern, Janet Munro Review by Colin Dibben This classic British science fiction thriller, directed and co-written by Val Guest (The Quatermass Experiment, When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth … uh … Confessions of a Window Cleaner), has been newly re-mastered by the BFI National Archive […]