My Brother the Devil (111 mins, 15)
London Film Festival
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Friday 01 October 2010
Wednesday 22 September 2010
Saturday 18 September 2010
Friday 17 September 2010
Thursday 16 September 2010
The age of the principal protagonist in this adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's novel has been reduced from 31 to 28 to facilitate the use of the cream of young British acting talent – Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield.
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Tuesday 14 September 2010
Friday 10 September 2010
Thursday 09 September 2010
Three years ago, actor turned director Ben Affleck surprised critics with his highly accomplished debut feature, Gone Baby Gone, a disturbing, morally ambiguous drama about the search for an abducted kid. The Town, a thriller about Boston bank robbers, is a more conventional assignment, but it underlines Affleck's credentials as an actor's director. The plotting is strictly formulaic. What gives the film heft and pathos are the character performances and Affleck's vivid use of his Boston locations.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
Monday 06 September 2010
Sunday 05 September 2010
Friday 03 September 2010
American artist-turned film-maker Julian Schnabel follows up on his intimate and claustrophobic The Diving Bell and the Butterly (about a stroke victim) with a full-blown epic looking at the Palestinian struggle from 1948 until the mid-1990s. Miral is plodding at times, choppily edited and unevenly performed. It has very little of the aesthetic polish of Schnabel's earlier work and the director is bound to be accused by his critics of political naivete. However, it's also a courageous and groundbreaking film. There aren't any other movies that spring to mind from Oscar-nominated directors that look at post-war Middle Eastern history from the point of view of Palestinian women.
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