Deepa Mehta’s MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is touching and hypnotic, but his attempt to combine the serious and the whimsical does not do justice to Rushdie’s novel, feels Hannah Clarkson.
The LSFF’s YOUTH OF TODAY programme examines gang culture and peer pressure, trying to understand the breeding ground rather than jumping to rash conclusions, writes Liam Jack.
Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN is as remarkable for what it doesn’t do as what it actually puts on screen – a window on the life of a determined historic figure and a fascinating period in American history, writes Jim Ross.
Don’t mistake this for just another hipster “my wacky friend is crying on the inside” dramedy – AHIRU TO KAMO NO KOINROKKA is a slow burning thriller with a Lynchian twist.
The story of Travis Bickle, TAXI DRIVER, tells of man’s brutally lonely plight; these films shown at London Short Film Festival explore the many other corners of the subject, yet untold. Ferry Hunt reviews.
LSFF’s TEENAGE GIRLS GO CRAZY brings together a selection of mature, unique and beguiling films about the confusion of girls bridging the gap between childhood and adulthood.
As Roger Ebert said, watched today this film reads like prophecy. NETWORK is the latest in our TAKEOVER series.
Liam Jack reports back from the London Short Film Festival, where he spoke to filmmakers Fran Broadhurst and Mathy Tremewan about guerrilla filmmaking, the power of music and alien abduction.
Corporate takeovers – love ‘em or hate ‘em, when a pesky bully from the future is involved, you ain’t got nothing coming.
Dan Pinchbeck and Robert Briscoe’s unique and unconventional video game DEAR ESTHER could be considered a new form of participatory cinema, writes Jonathan Toomey.