61st BFI London Film Festival Headline Galas, Strand Galas And Special Presentations

Journey’s End – LFF 2017 Review

In adapting a play to the screen, there’s a tough balance to strike. You have to retain the essence of the original production without the limitations of that medium carrying over into the film. Earlier this...
My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel – Review

Novel adaptations are tricky, particularly when it comes to unreliable narrators – thankfully My Cousin Rachel avoids losing the essence of Daphne Du Maurier’s novel, playing with perspective behind and in...
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Their Finest – Review

Second World War-based films seem to be a particularly British obsession – but here comes Their Finest to remind us, in a rather shining example, why that's quite a good idea. A sweet, spiky and...

Love, Rosie – Review

Lily Collins and her perfect eyebrows are delightful in this time-spanning rom-com, but sadly they aren't enough to save Love, Rosie from descending into overwrought schmaltz. The film follows childhood...

The Riot Club – Review

Scherfig balances An Education’s idealisation of Oxford University with this saga of undergraduate decadence and debauchery. The first act, particularly the prologue, verges into seemingly unintentional...