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La Llorona, Guatemalan movie, Jayro Bustamente
La Llorona (Film review)
Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

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 London Indie Film Festival
    The London Indie Film Festival
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    A Japanese restaurant on Kings Rd is an unusual and exotic location for a film festival but Benihana, Chelsea were the high-end, luxury orientated hosts you expected them to be and the plush surrounds were a much appreciated alternative to the typical festival circuit fare. Having said that, the Pomegranate Martini Cocktails at almost £12 […]

  • Hardore Henry
    Hardcore Henry (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    This review should really begin “I have just seen the best P.O.V movie ever made.” The minute-to-minute action is unrivalled in any film in recent memory where the camera holds the perspective of the main protagonist. However, this review instead begins “I’ve just seen the worst film of 2016.” The explanation is as follows. Directed […]

  • High Rise (Film)
    High Rise (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    For those of you unfamiliar with the film’s theme it is based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel of the same name which examines the disruptive emergence of a self contained society based in a high rise building. The tower block offers its residents lots of appealing features such as swimming pools, supermarkets and schools but […]

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
    10 Cloverfield Lane (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    Although not strictly a Cloverfield sequel this is, nonetheless, a worthy addition to its alien-attack franchise. However, it is definitely not a found footage movie nor solely a sci-fi movie about war-mongering extraterrestrials. JJ Abrams, the brains behind the production, was also director of the first movie and more recently Star Wars but here wears […]

  • From Dusk Till Dawn
    Throwback Thursday: From Dusk Till Dawn Series
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    I’m an unabashed Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez fan and loved the first From Dusk Till Dawn movie but I must admit I’m not a fan of prequels, sequels and certainly have not been impressed with the majority of hit movie remakes. My long standing reluctance had turned this into a Netflix throwback Thursday in every […]

  • London Asian Film Festival 2016
    The London Asian Film Festival 2016
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    US/Indian feature-length comedy For Here Or To Go? played to a packed house at the Indian High Commission’s Nehru Centre in Green Park on March 8th. It was the film’s UK premiere a year after its sellout world premiere at Cinequest, San Jose, California. Written and produced by Rishi Bhilawadikar and directed by Rucha Humnabadkar, […]

  • Zoolander2
    Zoolander 2 (Film)
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows, Reviews

    After 15 years the sequel to the cult classic has finally arrived. Many fans are scared it won’t hold up as many sequels do, but it does. Zoolander 2 is a silly film that will make you laugh out loud. The expectations were high and unless you rigidly compare it to Zoolander 1, you will […]

  • S.O.U.L Connect
    S.O.U.L Connect Film Screening and Networking
    Posted in: Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

    S.O.U.L. Connect’s recent short film screening and networking night at the BFI, South Bank sought to address the low numbers of ethnic minorities employed professionally in television and film, giving them a platform for their development. The S.O.U.L initials stand for screening our unseen lives and emerging directors such as Damien Swaby capitalised on the […]

  • Music Moguls ; Masters of Pop
    Of Moguls in Pop
    Posted in: Movies & TV Shows

    Is the traditional pop svengali dead in the age of social media where info is easily shared directly from star to fan with little use for a middleman? How did PR teams in decades past promote their acts? This BBC4 documentary sought to answer those questions, unlocking the secrets of how household names established their […]