BFI London Film Festival 2011: ‘Nobody Else But You’

★★☆☆☆ Rumours are currently swirling around the internet as to the identity of the ‘Surprise Film’ at this year’s 55th BFI London Film Festival, with Simon Curtis’ My Weekend with Marilyn currently a strong contender alongside Bruce Robinson’s The Rum Diary and Brad Pitt’s Moneyball. However, one film has already Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘Viva Riva!’

★★★☆☆ African cinema is hitting its stride and heading north from the Johannesburg ghettos of Tsotsi (2005) and District 9 (2009) to the post-war streets of Congo’s capital Kinshasa. Director Djo Munga’s debut Viva Riva! (2010) is an overblown, violent drama which suffers from having an unsympathetic protagonist, but succeeds Continue Reading