London Reviews 2013

London Review: Blue is the Warmest Colour

London Review: Blue is the Warmest Colour

“An honest, authentic portrayal of emotions we all have to contend with…” When you see the prestigious Palme d’Or symbol preceding the opening credits of a film, instantly your expectations are suitably raised, and in this instance, it’s justifiably so, as Abdellatif Kechiche’s poignant love story Blue is the Warmest Colour, manages to feel as […]

London Review: 12 Years a Slave

“McQueen masterfully depicts the devastation of such undignified brutality, with a succinct and yet so powerful subtlety…” When British auteur Steve McQueen burst onto the scene in 2008 with Hunger, it was hard to envisage where he could go from there; how he could better his fine, debut effort, and enlarge suitably to match his […]

London Review: All Is Lost

Solitude, Deserted, Isolated there are countless words to describe being truly lost and abandoned beyond all hope and All Is Lost truly discovers the meaning of being lost at sea. As Robert Redford brings his stranded character to life through mere motion majorly without speech or a script. The opening sequence of the silent All […]

London Review: Captain Phillips

Alone separated from the crowd with only hope and experience to cling onwards with, recklessness is the only option worth fighting for as Captain Phillips takes to the London Film Festival. The opening sequence of Captain Phillips follows the middle aged Captain Phillips as he says farewell to his wife in Vermont in late March […]

London Review: The Spectacular Now

Its time to live in the moment as The Spectacular Now takes to the festival scene here at the London Film Festival. The film leads the audience inside the twisted, emotional and party hard life of Sutter Keely and takes you through his coming-of-age journey that leads him in to his first emotional relationship with […]