Month: November 2015

12th Romanian Film Festival in London (Mon 30 Nov – Sun 6 Dec 2015)

 UNFINISHED HISTORIES: The 12th Romanian Film Festival in London Mon 30 Nov – Sun 6 Dec 2015 Screenings will take place at: • Curzon Soho (99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY) between Thu 3 – Sun 6 December 2015 • EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – One Exchange Square, London EC2A 2JN) on […]

Film Review: Dr Zhivago (Re-release)

UK-USA 1965 Director: David Lean 200 min (+ interval) Digital 4K (in NFT1, 2K elsewhere) PG A BFI release. Part of BFI Love. RATING: ★★★★☆ David Lean’s sweeping, star-crossed Russian Revolution love drama Dr Zhivago, returns to the big screen this week having been given a digital upgrade by the BFI for its 50th anniversary. This is […]

Mike Oldfield and Tony Palmer’s restored The Space Movie at The Barbican: a charmingly leftfield look at the space race.

Originally released in 1978 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Moon landings (and as the director has admitted, to help keep the US congress hungry to fund NASA) and constructed from mountains of unused NASA and other archival footage covering the American space and Moon missions of the 1960s, Tony Palmer’s The Space Race […]

At its best, documentary film blows fiction out of the water”: Director David Sington discusses his powerful new documentary”The Fear of 13

Nick, the sole narrator and on-screen presence in The Fear of 13. Source: Dogwoof New documentary The Fear of 13, from filmmaker David Sington (the award-winning director behind the acclaimed In the Shadow of the Moon), is a superb example of the impact a good story, told by a compelling storyteller, can make. For virtually […]

“What you don’t see is a dramatic recreation of his Wikipedia page”: Michael Fassbender and writer Aaron Sorkin on “Steve Jobs”.

Michael Fassbender as tech iconoclast Steve Jobs. Source : Universal We all carry Apple co-founder and tech design visionary Steve Job’s legacy around with us every day, in the form of the iMacs, iPhones and iPads that sit in our pockets and briefcases, and on top of our desktops. Apart from revolutionising the way we […]

Barbican presents “Never Mind the Baubles” punk film mini-season for Christmas

If you really can’t stand Christmas jingles, the Barbican might just have the solution. This December the Barbican is showing a selection of punk rock-flavoured films, which showcase everything from a teenage Björk to GG Allin and the Murder Junkies. Films include the digital restoration of 1982 Icelandic documentary Rock in Reykjavík, featuring live performance footage […]

Review: Khalik Allah’s documentary “Field Niggas”: a haunting look at nightlife on the margins in New York

The ICA this week played host to the UK premiere of the acclaimed Khalik Allah documentary Field Niggas (2014), screening as part of a new film series curated by Frames of Representation (FoR) which aims to bring excluded communities in front of the camera lens. The film’s provocative title recalls Malcolm X’s Message to the Grassroots, in […]

Everyman Cinema running a late night scifi screenings series in run-up to STAR WARS THE FORCE AWAKENS

LATE NIGHTS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND In preparation for the behemoth that is STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, Everyman are running a series of sci-fi lates weekly in select London cinemas. Not a weak choice of sci-fi classic amongst them: See line up below and here for bookings. LATE NIGHTS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF […]

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