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LFF 2015

LONDON 2015 – Being Evel (2015)

I remember many years ago, when MTV’s Jackass was receiving a battering in the press and from various concerned morality groups, thinking to myself how times had changed – once it was a great American past-time, drinking beer with the…

LONDON 2015 – Much Loved (2015)

One of the wonderful things about general international film festivals like the BFI London Film Festival is that, unlike themed festivals, here everything goes and consequently there are always a few hidden gems that would otherwise go…

LONDON 2015 – Room (2015)

Last year, Irish film director Lenny Abrahamson directed an offbeat film about a musician with a papier-mâché head that attracted mixed reviews after its premiere at Sundance Film Festival.  This year, he has adapted the 2010 best-selling…

LONDON 2015 – The Club (2015)

Despite being the son of a senator and a former government minister, Chilean director Pablo Larraín states that his political connections do not influence his work.  Yet his fifth feature, the winner of the Silver Bear - Grand Jury Prize at…

LONDON 2015 – High-Rise (2015)

After being linked to Don’t Look Now director Nicholas Roeg, a film version of J. G. Ballard’s novel High-Rise fell into financial difficulties and UK producer Jeremy Thomas put the project aside.  Now, 30 years after the novel’s original…