La Llorona, Guatemalan movie, Jayro Bustamente
La Llorona (Film review)
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The title translates as ‘weeping woman’ which may well be a metaphor for a weeping nation in Guatemalan director Jayro Bustamante’s haunting political drama which captures the trial of an ageing General Enrique Monteverde (Julio Diaz) accused of genocide. There are parallels with Guatemalan dictator José Efraín Rios Montt, who went from general to absolute […]

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  • The Hard Stop
    The Hard Stop (Film)
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    The August 2011 riots which quickly spread nationwide after Londoner Mark Duggan was shot and killed by police lives long in the memory mainly because Britain had not seen social unrest at that level in the lifetime of many who watched those events unfold live on TV. George Amponsah’s documentary picks up on the lives […]

  • The Neon Demon
    The Neon Demon (Film)
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    Most movies about the fashion world tend to overplay stylistic elements merely for visual effect. It’s just too tempting isn’t it? Danish writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn‘s surreal and macabre thriller about a fresh-faced model in a cut throat world (quite literally cut throat!) does not do this, although the dreamy slow-mos and deliberately anodyne character […]

  • Independence Day Resurgence
    Independence Day: Resurgence (Film)
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    Jeff Goldblum isn’t cast a million miles outside of his comfort zone as gangling scientist David Levinson, in this alien invasion flick written and directed by Roland Emmerich. It’s been twenty years since the first Independence Day film and Levinson, now director of Earth Space Defence (ESD) is an environmentally concerned satellite engineer advising the […]

  • The Conjuring 2
    The Conjuring 2 (Film)
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    When was the last time you saw a British horror movie truly worth the ticket price, one that really made you jump when you least expected it? In fact make that ANY recent horror film. This creepy flick about a haunted flat in Enfield pushes all the right buttons because the American producers have done […]

  • Captain America: Civil War
    Captain America: Civil War (Film)
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    The Marvel Universe has brought us another blockbuster worth watching. This film is a great extension as a sequel to Captain America, as well as the Avengers, but can also stand by itself. Civil War deals with the repercussions of Avengers: Age of Ultron where the Avengers caused a great deal of collateral damage and […]

  • Doc in a Day Competetion
    Doc-In-A-Day Competition
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    The London Documentary Network held its 4th Doc-In-A-Day competition on April 23rd with the entries judged by industry professionals at Cafe 1001, Brick Lane on May 4th. The organisation has been growing steadily so with increasing numbers of competitors and larger audiences the Brick Lane venue was the desired option. Participants are asked to meet at […]

  • The Jungle Book 2016
    The Jungle Book 2016 (Film)
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    We had to wait almost 50 years for this movie to come out. The Jungle Book from 1967 is an all time classic and it’s no easy task to climb out of the shadow of such a predecessor. Yet Jon Favreau did an excellent job as director and mastered the challenge. Jon Favreau uses great […]

  • Tourbillon Sci-Fi London 2016
    Tourbillon at Sci-Fi London 2016
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows, Unused

    SCI-FI LONDON 2016 featured an entertaining and challenging selection of shorts and independent features at Stratford Picturehouse with Tourbillon receiving its world premiere. Directed by Gene Ivery, his debut movie explores the possibility of immortality through the life of Daniela who has been genetically modified by her scientist father so that she can live forever. […]

  • Miles Ahead (Film)
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    With actor Don Cheadle staking his reputation at the helm as director, producer, co-writer and also lead actor you can sense that this biopic of jazz musician Miles Davis is a project truly dear to his heart. It was also an opportunity too good to turn down, with Davis’ own family opting for him as […]