LFF 2016 Blog!
Laugh out loud funny, freewheeling comedy violence from Ben Wheatley and Amy Jump. Just right for the four-pint shelf.
A warm, fuzzy and gently entertaining view of Richard Linklater's career to date.
A movie that wants to be something more than the standard slasher movie it turns out to be.
A superb low budget creature horror comedy with awesome old school parctical effects. One for the four pint crowd.
Intoxicating traditional and contemporary tale from Bhutanese director Khyentse Norbu.
A taut, thrilling, utterly engrossing movie from Marshland writer / director Alberto Rodríguez
Tom Ford's sophomore effort is an immaculate beast, a movie destined to divide opinion, but one we loved every minute of.
A hardboiled Riz Ahmed is on the trail of a missing hooker in Pete Travis' nicely grimy but ultimately uninspired noir.
An uneven but nonetheless entertaining and sporadically insightful view of the internet and a world of connected technology from the ever fascinting and irascible Werner Herzog.
As the Arab spring gains pace, a filmmaker struggles to complete his movie and get on with his daily life in Tamer El Said's impressive debut feature.
A firm favourite with both members of BS who watched it, this is Chile’s bet for Best Foreign Language Feature at the Oscars.
A brave, touching and fascinating documentary exploring the extent and limitations of humour in the face of horrific events.
A standout performance from young non-professional actor Sunny Pawar, a willingness to tackle difficult issues and a touching story elevates this one above standard crowd pleasing status.
A movie that starts off nowhere and ends up right back there having gone nowhere in between.
Detective Jay Swan is back, this time on the trail of a missing person in this superb detective noir follow up to 2013's Mystery Road.
An intelligent piece of sci-fi with an impressive central performance from Amy Adams.
A brilliantly observed, wryly comedic, bittersweet view on grief from Israeli writer / director Asaph Polonsky.
A taut, well paced, old fashioned thriller in the Le Carre mould.
A poetic and affecting love letter to Stockholm, with some great new music from Neneh Cherry.
Wonderfully pitch black comedy / pregnant revenge thriller from writer / director Alice Lowe.
Mixed feelings from Mitzi on Nat Turner's slave epic....
Lake Bodom is actually beautifully shot and the four teens all have a good deal of charisma and charm, it’s just a bit…meh.
I hate this film. I hate everything about it. See it if you are mad.
A thoughtful and moving film from Kelly Reichardt, chronicalling the lives of three very different women in rural Montana.
A total crowd pleaser but one that finds Tom Hanks on his usual impeccable form and one that still manages to be exciting and emotional despite the known outcome.
A touching, complex and challenging tale of family tragedy, Kenneth Lonergan's movie more than lives up to the hype.
An entirely beguiling, touching and heart-warming film about not just disability but motherhood, love and courage from Director/ screenwriter Johannes Nyholm
A superb debut from Daouda Coulibaly with an outstanding central performance from Ibrahim Koma, this thriller brings home some very real issues.
A magnificently crafted debut from Raúl Arévalo, this is a thriller that will leave you reeling and completely unsure whose side you are on.
A look at the love of two women over a period of time is intimately and alluringly portrayed by filmmaker So Yong Kim and expertly played by Riley Keogh and Jenna Malone. Low key and ambiguous, exactly how love sometimes is.
A celebration of small town life and its eccentricities. Paterson is populated with wonderful peripheral characters and is a rambling eccentricity of a film that I enjoyed.
Despite a PREPOSTEROUS plot the allure of Stewart and the direction of Oliver Assayas makes for a spooky, disturbing and jarring film that leaves a lasting impression.
The story of Winfried, a father keen on a practical joke who uses japery to attempt to reconcile with his stressed, overworked and deeply unhappy daughter Ines. Laugh out loud funny and incredibly insightful, this film is a must see.
Occasional laughs don't make up for the wosefully uneven tone and lack of anything resembling a likeable character.
A charming attempt to capture the magic of old school musicals, featuring a great central pairing of Stone and Gosling, sadly not living up to the hype.
An accomplished debut and some wonderful cinematography but overall, not quite original enough nor scary enough to stand out.
A scorching, horrifically revealing documentary lifting the veil on the godawful immigration (and in particular asylum) policies and practices of successive Australian governments.
Frustrating falling short of an in depth view of Lee Morgan's wife and killer, this will no doubt still be of great interest to anyone into their jazz.
Shaggy and freewheeling as all hell, The Young Offenders is a funny, if uneven, lad's adventure.
A wonderfully dreamlike, beautiful, dialogue free movie about loneliness on an isolated desert island.
A most disturbingly dull account on… a woman’s life, adapted from the Maupassant novel of the same name.
First time director Jenny Grage follows a group of Brooklyn teenagers over a three-year span, building along a portrait of youth today that is relevant and easily relatable.
Sitting at seven minutes short of the three-hour mark, this is interestingly both: half self-indulgent, half masterpiece.
A strange, slow-paced piece with a beautiful message deep in its surreal roots.