The Aeronauts – up, up, and away in an immersive expedition ★★★

Tom Harper tells the story, based on true events, of two aeronauts: one is strong-willed scientist James Galisher (Eddie Redmayne) and the other a young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones). What seemed like a relatively safe effort to break the…

Marriage Story – Tender, raw and authentic ★★★★★

I have been itching to write a 5-star review and this heartbreaking yet hilarious Kramer-vs-Kramer-style divorce drama has come along just in time.  Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story explores the emotional disintegration of the relationship between actress Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) and…

Hope Gap – William Nicholson’s Most Soul-bearing Albeit Far From Perfect Production ★★★

This month at the London Film Festival, William Nicholson released his autobiographical film “Hope Gap”. I had the wonderful fortune of being involved in discussion with the director himself to examine his reasoning and personal inspiration behind its production.  This…

The King – Fails to Surpass a Mere Retelling ★★

Over the past three years we have seen the unprecedented rise of Timothée Chalamet in Lady Bird, Beautiful Boy and Call Me By Your Name – all critically acclaimed films. This year, the Oscar-nominated actor blesses us with his interpretation…

Weeks 2 and 3 are cancelled for the London Film Festival 2018

If the Toronto International Film Festival is the New Hampshire Primary of the festival circuit, the London Film Festival (LFF) is, well, I don’t know enough about US politics to finish this joke. Nonetheless, the LFF, running from 10th to…