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London Film Festival 2019 -Waiting for the Barbarians

Writer: J.M. Coetzee Director: Ciro Guerra Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Humans have always been afraid of otherness, somewhere beyond the frontier there are wild creatures waiting to ensnare us. Just who are the monsters is a concept that fills literature and popular culture, from Orwell and Atwood to Dr Who and now J.M. Coetzee. The notion that true barbarism is the ...

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London Film Festival 2019 – The Lighthouse

Writers: Robert Eggers and Max Eggers Director: Robert Eggers Reviewer: Richard Maguire It’s certain that The Lighthouse will have its fans. Robert Eggers, who brought us The Witch, now directs this claustrophobic tale of two men, Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, working in a lighthouse off the wild coast of New England. Filmed in black and white, every shot looks ...

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London Film Festival 2019 – The King

Writer: Joel Edgerton and David Michôd Director: David Michôd Reviewer: Maryam Philpott International approaches to Shakespeare are always fascinating for a theatre-lover, a Japanese take on Macbeth or a Chinese version of Coriolanus – which have both been seen in London in recent years – tells us much about the way Britain’s greatest export is received and interpreted around the ...

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A Theatre-Lovers Guide to the BFI London Film Festival

Now only a few days away, the sheer volume of films available at the BFI London Film Festival can seem pretty overwhelming. There are Strands which categorise movies by genre including “Thrill,” “Dare” and “Love,” there are glitzy Gala premieres of major international releases where members of the public can walk the red carpet with the stars, and there are ...

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