Who’s afraid of Julia Kristeva? New film by Iskra Angelova in the London International Documentary Film Festival

Who’s afraid of Julia Kristeva? New film by Iskra Angelova in the London International Documentary Film Festival

Iskra Angelova’s new film tells the story of a successful and controversial figure. A psychoanalyst, linguist, semiotician, philosopher and feminist, Julia Kristeva is a woman of many disciplines. The film is set in Bulgaria, 1966 where the Balkan nation remains behind the Iron Curtain. Kristeva, a young and smart student,...

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The Royal Albert Hall’s film festival celebrates the 20th Anniversary of David Lynch’s Lost Highway

The Royal Albert Hall’s film festival celebrates the 20th Anniversary of David Lynch’s Lost Highway

On August 1st as part of its festival of film the Royal Albert Hall celebrated the work of surrealist auteur David Lynch with a 20th anniversary screening of his pitch-dark mid-career oddity Lost Highway in its intimate Elgar Room. After the film the shell-shocked audience was also treated to a...

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Feldman Reviews: Logan Lucky

Feldman Reviews: Logan Lucky

Director: Steven Soderbergh Running Time: 119 Minutes In Ocean’s 11 and its sequels, Steven Soderbergh made the business of robbery seem like a multifaceted lark: part boys’ club, part performance space, part showcase for the pleasures of improbably smooth professionalism. The heists that Danny Ocean and his crew pulled off...

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Final Portrait

Final Portrait

Final Portrait Dir. Stanley Tucci Runtime: 1h30m Ah! What a joy it must have been to stroll the streets of Paris in 1946. The boulevards, the Seine! Jaunty guitars and accordions playing in one’s head. This is how we find Armie Hammer’s James Lord in the opening of Final Portrait....

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French Institute TV festival Totally Serialized presents Spin

French Institute TV festival Totally Serialized presents Spin

Tanya Kovatchka visits the French Institute for the premiere of Spin, the opening TV series at the institute’s annual TV festival Totally Serialized. In a world where reality television is currently reigning, with the likes of Geordie Shore topping many a watchlist, it is a relief to find a TV show as classy...

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Golden Globes Awards: heartfelt speeches, politics and award winners

Golden Globes Awards: heartfelt speeches, politics and award winners

The 74th annual Golden Globe Award ceremony, took place last night (8th January 2017). Perhaps Hollywood’s biggest second biggest awards night featured a bevvy of award-winning Film Directors, actors and actresses and comedians. The Golden Globe frequently sets the pace for red carpet trends for the rest of the year....

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Filming begins for ‘Darkest Hour’ starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill

Filming begins for ‘Darkest Hour’ starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill

Gary Oldman will be playing Winston Churchill in 2017 movie ‘Darkest Hour’ set in the early days of  World War II. Lily James will be playing Churchill’s secretary Elizabeth Nel and Ben Mendelsohn was cast for King George VI. The film is directed by Joe Wright.  The movie is slated for...

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Comic Con: Home for the Weird

Heading to the ExCel centre on the 24th of October, the nature of the then expo made itself clear once I got on the DLR. Lara Croft, three Darth Vaders, and a slightly overweight Doc Brown joined me and a handful of bemused commuters on the carriage. They were cosplayers...

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The Poldark Effect

What were you doing with your Sunday evenings in September? Mine were spent indulging (and that is absolutely the right word) in the BBC’s season of adaptations of 20th Century literary classics. Over four weeks we were given; Lady Chatterley’s Lover, An Inspector Calls, The Go-Between and Cider With Rosie,...

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