Month: March 2015

Film Review: Do I Sound Gay?

Director: David Thorpe USA, 2014, 77 mins.  30 October 2015 (UK) Playing BFI Flare 2015. RATING: ★★★☆☆ Those of us who are of a progressive and PC mindset might well wonder if it is appropriate to talk about someone ‘sounding gay’, or to suggest there is such as thing as a ‘gay accent’. Writer and […]

Film Review: We Came to Sweat (BFI Flare film festival 2015)

Director Kate Kunath, Sascha Wortzel USA 2014, 73 mins, 27 March 2014 UK premiere. Playing at BFI Flare Film Festival 2015 RATING: ★★★★☆ Kate Kunath and Sasha Wortzel’s engaging observational documentary looks back at the fifty year history of Brooklyn’s Starlite Lounge, a bar that was founded on the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Bergen Street […]

Film Review: Democrats (Film Africa Festival 2015)

100 min  |  Documentary  |  13 November 2014 (Denmark) Diretor: Camilla Nielsson Playing at Film Africa London 2015 on 7 November Playing at Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015 RATING: ★★★★☆ Director Camilla Nielsson’s gripping observational documentary Democrats is a timely reminder, given Zimbabwe has been out of the headlines recently, of the turmoil that […]

Blade Runner is back: the sci-fi classic returns to cinemas in April

Appropriately for a film about replicants – androids that are indistinguishable from real humans – Ridley Scott’s dystopian sci-fi classic Blade Runner has had no less than seven different versions shown to audiences over the decades since its production. But in 2007 – the 25th anniversary of the original release – Scott  returned to the studio to oversee […]

Film Review: The Yes Men are Revolting (Human Rights Watch Film Festival)

Filmmaker(s): Laura Nix and the Yes Men Year: 2014 / 90m/ 19 March UK Premiere Screening at Human Rights Watch Film Festival London 2015. RATING: ★★★☆☆ Even if you don’t know them by name, you’ve probably seen or heard about The Yes Men in action. The Yes Men are the culture jamming duo of Andy […]

Al Pacino, Ryan Gosling and Viggo Mortensen coming to town

Between now and the end of May London is due to get full up with A-list talent doing Q&As in support of various projects, or in the case of Al Pacino, simply talking about himself (allowing audiences to ask him about that “Dunkaccino” scene in Jack and Jill) Pacino will be in town for a discussion […]

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