London film festival

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Another Round wins top award at London film festival
Tale starring Mads Mikkelsen as binge-drinking teacher voted best film at Covid-affected event

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

20, Oct, 2020 @6:19 PM

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Soul review – Pixar's rapturous tale of a jazz nut on a surreal out-of-body journey
There’s not much logic involved in this weird and wonderful story of a pianist who is accidentally transported to a strange, otherworldly domain

Peter Bradshaw

13, Oct, 2020 @8:44 PM

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Virtual voguing and digital razzle-dazzle: London film festival takes the arts into a new dimension
The BFI London film festival’s exciting and enchanting new strand – LFF Expanded – mixes recorded, virtual and live experiences. It’s a pivotal moment for performance

Sanjoy Roy

13, Oct, 2020 @12:15 PM

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Ultraviolence: the shocking, brutal film about deaths in police custody
Two decades ago the police tried to silence Ken Fero’s fearless documentary Injustice. Twenty years later, his follow-up is filled with even more pain and outrage

Simon Hattenstone

12, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Mangrove isn’t simply a ‘black story’, but central to our country’s history | Kenan Mailk
Steve McQueen’s new film is part of a renewed interest in ‘history from below’

Kenan Malik

11, Oct, 2020 @7:15 AM

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'I used to do the piracy': memories of an 80s Wolverhampton video rental shop
Dawinder Bansal’s film Jambo Cinema tells the story of her father’s video store – including classifying films based on how angry the characters looked on the cover

Tim Jonze

07, Oct, 2020 @1:55 PM

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London film festival 2020: our critic's top 10 picks
From Frances McDormand in Nomadland to Riz Ahmed in Mogul Mowgli, the Guardian’s chief film critic chooses the ones to watch at this year’s BFI London film festival

Peter Bradshaw

06, Oct, 2020 @3:20 PM

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Steve McQueen: ‘Our Marlon Brandos are on building sites, or driving buses’
The director’s new Small Axe series kicks off with the landmark 1971 trial of the Mangrove Nine. It’s his aim to fill these gaps in British history, he says, and to open the industry to other black film-makers

Lanre Bakare

03, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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'Audiences won’t have seen anything like this': how Iranian film Chess of the Wind was reborn
Mohammad Reza Aslani’s gothic family thriller was banned in Iran and presumed lost, only to be found years later in a junk shop. Now it’s showing at the BFI London film festival

John Harris Dunning

30, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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London film festival to be 'most accessible yet' as lineup unveiled
Organisers say they are ‘going big’ with screenings online and in independent cinemas

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

08, Sep, 2020 @9:30 AM

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'Of course Marvel is cinema!' Why the Scorsese backlash is justified
Kevin Smith, Taika Waititi and James Gunn reject veteran film-maker’s dismissal of superhero movies as ‘theme park’ fare – while his output exposes a debt to spectacle and innovation

Ben Child

17, Oct, 2019 @11:32 AM

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Martin Scorsese defends decision to make deal with Netflix for The Irishman
Director says no one else in Hollywood would back his new film The Irishman after costs soared due to pioneering ‘de-aging’ technology

Andrew Pulver

13, Oct, 2019 @3:30 PM

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