London Film Critics’ Circle Awards: Winners announced

The 32nd  London Film Critics’ Circle Awards took place tonight at the BFI Southbank, with Michel Hazanavicius’ silent extravaganza The Artist once again turning out as top dog, picking up the Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Actor of the Year awards. Elsewhere, Andrew Haigh deservedly picked Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘W.E.’

★☆☆☆☆ Madonna’s second directorial feature (following 2008’s Filth and Wisdom), W.E. (2011) – starring Abbie Cornish, Andrea Riseborough and James D’Arcy – parallels the infamous royal scandal of Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII’s controversial love affair with the story of a modern day namesake who is similarly experiencing a turbulent Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘The Nine Muses’

★★★★☆ A highly cerebral and often entrancing experience, John Akomfrah’s 2010 film The Nine Muses is a truly refreshing meditation on the search for identity in a complex, globalised society. Composed of archive footage intertwined with original material shot in the chilliest parts of Alaska, the film takes its inspiration Continue Reading