LFF 2018

LFF review: ‘In Fabric’ must be seen to be believed

Movies

LFF review: ‘In Fabric’ must be seen to be believed

by Lucy Scholes

Peter Strickland’s high camp horror is consistently funny and extremely weird.
LFF review: ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ is Maggie Gyllenhaal's best work

Movies

LFF review: ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’ is Maggie Gyllenhaal's best work

by Lucy Scholes

The film could have floundered without Gyllenhaal's excellent performance.
LFF review: ‘Suspiria’ is brilliant... until it gets weird

Movies

LFF review: ‘Suspiria’ is brilliant... until it gets weird

by Olive Pometsey

Luca Guadagnino's remake of the horror classic starts off strong, until prosthetics and fake blood takeover.
LFF review: ‘Joy’ reveals the brutal, inhuman world of modern-day slavery

Movies

LFF review: ‘Joy’ reveals the brutal, inhuman world of modern-day slavery

by Lucy Scholes

Sudabeh Mortezai’s film depicts the dog eat dog world of human trafficking.
LFF review: ‘Wild Rose’ is a celebration of the emancipating power of music

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LFF review: ‘Wild Rose’ is a celebration of the emancipating power of music

by Matthew d'Ancona

Tom Harper’s film is more similar to ‘The Commitments’ than Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’.
LFF review: Nicole Kidman’s delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in ‘Destroyer’

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LFF review: Nicole Kidman’s delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in ‘Destroyer’

by Lucy Scholes

Karyn Kusama’s film gives Kidman the chance to be damaged and dangerous in a way that usually only men are allowed to be.
LFF review: ‘Non-Fiction’ is both superficially chic and deeply intelligent

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LFF review: ‘Non-Fiction’ is both superficially chic and deeply intelligent

by Lucy Scholes

Olivier Assayas' film couldn't be more French if it tried.
LFF review: BBC1’s ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ is luxuriously cinematic

Television

LFF review: BBC1’s ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ is luxuriously cinematic

by Lucy Scholes

Park Chan-wook's television adaptation of John le Carré’s novel is worthy of being viewed in a theatre.
LFF review: Christina Choe’s ‘Nancy’ is eerily watchable

Movies

LFF review: Christina Choe’s ‘Nancy’ is eerily watchable

by Matthew d'Ancona

With Andrea Riseborough in the titular role, this film is full of nervous energy.
LFF review: ‘Beautiful Boy’ shows us that anyone can fall victim to addiction

Movies

LFF review: ‘Beautiful Boy’ shows us that anyone can fall victim to addiction

by Olive Pometsey

Timothée Chalamet's nuanced performance reminds us that recovery can't be bought with privilege.
LFF review: ‘Styx’ is some of the most captivating cinema I’ve ever seen

Movies

LFF review: ‘Styx’ is some of the most captivating cinema I’ve ever seen

by Lucy Scholes

Wolfgang Fischer's film is a stroke of genius.
LFF review: ‘Out of Blue’ is frustratingly clichéd

Movies

LFF review: ‘Out of Blue’ is frustratingly clichéd

by Lucy Scholes

Is it possible to make an original noir anymore?
LFF review: I could have watched ‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’ for hours

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LFF review: I could have watched ‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead’ for hours

by Lucy Scholes

Ben Wheatley’s seventh feature film may contain several explosive encounters, but it's easy to spend time with its characters.
The DRUGSTORE CULTURE Vodcast #8: The Movieverse and LFF

Vodcast

The DRUGSTORE CULTURE Vodcast #8: The Movieverse and LFF

by Drugstore Culture

In the eighth episode of the DRUGSTORE CULTURE vodcast, Matthew d’Ancona, Peter Hoskin and Olive Pometsey discuss the opening films of the London Film Festival.
LFF review: ‘Sorry to Bother You’ is a masterwork

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LFF review: ‘Sorry to Bother You’ is a masterwork

by Peter Hoskin

Boots Riley’s first feature film is brilliant. We can't wait to see more.
LFF review: ‘Colette’ reminds us to keep on fighting for equality

Movies

LFF review: ‘Colette’ reminds us to keep on fighting for equality

by Olive Pometsey

Based on the life of the French literary icon, Wash Westmoreland’s film brings the story of this revolutionary feminist back into the mainstream.
LFF review: ‘Wildlife’ soars over the human condition

Movies

LFF review: ‘Wildlife’ soars over the human condition

by Matthew d'Ancona

With Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan, Paul Dano's London Film Festival offering explores the difficulties adults face while trying to hold life together.
LFF review: ‘Widows’ confirms McQueen’s genius

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LFF review: ‘Widows’ confirms McQueen’s genius

by Matthew d'Ancona

Opening London Film Festival this evening, Steve McQueen's latest film is a triumph.