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#LFF 2016: Conversation with Alice Lowe


After co-writing and co-starring in Ben Wheatley’s ‘Sightseers’, Alice Lowe steps into the director’s chair, establishing herself as the queen of psycho comedy with ‘Prevenge;’ an hilarious look at the horrors of “being enceinte” which, among other merits, adds the hormonal pregnant woman to the ever expanding serial killer canon. We met with her at a round table before the film’s London Film Festival premiere to talk about her own pregnancy as inspiration; the way society deals with women when they are expecting, feminism and the terrible lessons imparted by ‘The Apprentice.’

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#LFF 2016: Essential Films (I)


The madness began. London’s annual date with the best cinema around the world, the BFI’s London Film Festival, kickstarted its 60th edition last Wednesday. From its opening gala ‘A United Kingdom‘, the crowd-pleasing story of an interracial royal marriage in the land that would become Botswana; until its closing night on October the 15th with Ben Wheatley’s hotly anticipated new thriller ‘Free Fire‘, over 245 features plus a large programme of shorts, talks and events will guarantee even the most demanding cinephiles a total immersion in pure cinematic joy.

We have all already heard about the standout films on show, from the hotly-tipped as future Oscar winner ‘La La Land, to Kenneth Lonergan’s acclaimed return ‘Manchester By The Sea‘. The toasts of Cannes ‘Toni Erdmann‘, Jim Jarmusch’s comeback ‘Paterson;’ Venice ‘The Woman who Left,’ ‘Arrival‘ and Sundance’s The Birth of a Nation‘ together with diverse strands to satisfy every specialist taste.

One more year, our blog will be reviewing our favourite films, looking for hidden gems and posting our discoveries. Follow us to get all the excitement straight from the event.

We kick start our coverage with our first selection of recommended titles from the ones we have already seen. The following is the first in a series of improvised Top 10s, beginning with titles that feature less prominently in the programme. If you miss them during the festival, keep an eye for their release and Have a great festival! Read the rest of this entry »

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