Mangrove director Steve McQueen said: “I couldn’t be happier that Mangrove will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Although the themes are universal, Mangrove is a London story. It may have happened 50 years ago, but it’s as relevant today as it was then.” … [Read more...] about BFI London Film Festival 2020 full line-up, dates, opening and closing galas, virtual screenings
Once upon a time films
With one significant exception, the five characters delivering these soliloquies of privilege are well-off and left-leaning. They live in the big, important cities, the ones with booming industries and beach access. They’re mostly involved in entertainment, whether as a diehard theatre-lover, an actor or a YouTube self-help guru. They listen to NPR and read the New York Times and own multiple tote bags acquired as donation incentives. Their problems, such as the awkwardness of being so rich you can’t avoid running in Republican circles or the frustration of auditioning for a blockbuster, look less than pressing from a middle-class point of view. They mean well, up to a point. … [Read more...] about Coastal Elites review – is this the worst film of the year?
Born in Wales in 1944, Rice-Davies later said that at school she won so many prizes that she had to give some of them back to give the other children a chance. She said her twin loves when she was young were her Welsh mountain pony, Laddie, and the medical missionary Albert Schweitzer. “I wanted to hug lepers, hug trees and to join him if I could. But then I did some research and changed my mind.” … [Read more...] about Mandy Rice-Davies had secret meetings with Bridget Fonda over film portrayal
Thought to have been made in the 1970s, the movie tells the story of a brother and sister who are so distraught by the death of their pet dog that they decide to dig their way to hell to rescue their pet's soul, as reported by the Daily Star. … [Read more...] about Horror film claimed to have led to death of 86 people comes to cinemas for first time
This year, major festivals have created a non-competitive alliance that has allowed them to collaborate and share their slates. That means the romantic drama Ammonite, which was originally scheduled for a Cannes premiere, will now have its first screening at Toronto. The film, directed by Francis Lee (God’s Own Country), tells the story of the underappreciated British palaeontologist Mary Anning, played by the Oscar winner Kate Winslet, in the early 19th century. … [Read more...] about Kate Winslet and Mark Wahlberg aim for Oscars at unusual Toronto film festival