ART FILM.

BFI London Film Festival: Laurence Anyways

Laurence Anyways, a 160 minute opus that tracks ten years in the lives of Laurence—a teacher who undergoes a sex change—and his/her girlfriend Fred, who must endeavour to come to terms with his transformation. And it may be the most exhilaratingly, beguilingly, apocalyptically stylish thing I’ve ever seen.

BFI London Film Festival: MY BROTHER THE DEVIL

So if I synopsise My Brother the Devil – impressionable 14 year old Mo gets lured into a life of violently territorial drug-dealing on a Hackney estate, just as his elder brother Rashid, a high-flyer in the local gang, is trying to escape it – I’m not going to blame you for being dismissive.

BFI London Film Festival: CELESTE & JESSE FOREVER

It took approximately four seconds of its cloying, clichéd, photobooth-cum-Instagram montage opening sequence for me to decide that I hate Celeste & Jesse Forever.

Preview: BFI 56th London Film Festival

A look ahead at the 2013 London Film Festival.

Film: The Myth of the American Sleepover

Like a modern day Lord of the Flies, in the unmitigated absence of adults, a group of awkward teenagers take rank during one summer night, all yearning for that one last-ditched attempt at hedonism before the school term starts.

Film: Circumstance

Such strict censorship laws from the authoritarian Islamic Republic mean that Iranian cinema is a highly contentious subject within the cinema industry. Director Jafar Panahi’s Circumstance attempts to grapple with that…

Film: Imposter

Despite what the campaign for The Imposter would have you believe, truth can never be stranger than fiction, because fiction can have dragons and shit in it.

Film: What Have You Done Today Mervyn Day? East London Before The Olympics.

Long before the reknowned Olympic Stadium was even a twinkle on the landscape’s eye, before the area was momentarily the centre of the world’s gaze and only mere weeks before the success of London’s bid to hold the 2012 Olympic Games. 2005,

An Interview With Alex Turvey

Alex Turvey is one of those rare people with the ability to turn concepts into actualities, crafting the unmediated impulses of idea and thought into coherent objects, transporting an idea into the realm of the real.

CPH:PIX Film Festival: The Legend of Kaspar Hauser

Even with the involvement of American provocateur Vincent Gallo, visual artist David Manuli’s take on the fabled German tale is obscure, brash and, above all else, boring.


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Robinson in Ruins.

‘Dirty old Blighty, undereducated, economically backward, bizarre. A catalogue of modern miseries with its fake traditions, its Irish war, its militarism and secrecy, its silly old judges, its hatred of…

INTERVIEW.

Riskotheque talks dub.

Riskotheque is a Brighton based DJ/producer who just happens to work at Rounder Records, which is kind of Brighton's answer to Big Apple Records. Kind of - as in it…

GENERAL.

What I remember about school discos.

School disco themed throwback nights are nothing like their real, present day, right this minute counterparts. Here are a few things that will let you know if you're at a…