The BFI London Film Festival is upon us again and I’m super excited. This year I purchased tickets for 10 movies and I can’t wait to see them all
Here is the lowdown on the films I got tickets for:
David Cronenberg’s son Brandon Cronenberg’s debut feature, set in an abstract future in which celebrity obsession has reached disturbing extremes.
A playful and imaginative Hitchcockian thriller about a cadaver that goes missing from a morgue.
A South Korean anthology film with three sci-fi tales united by disparate themes of the apocalypse.
End of Watch
Two police officers (Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña) patrol the streets of south central Los Angeles in this gripping adrenalin-fuelled thriller.
An absconding wife is becoming a shaman and her devastated husband thinks he’s losing his mind in Park Hongmin’s phenomenal mystery thriller, shot in perfect, homemade 3-D. The latest wave in Korean cinema starts here.
For Love’s Sake
Takashi Miike hits you with an awesome riff on Romeo and Juliet, done as a pop musical stuffed with golden oldies from the 60s – and it feels like a kiss.
John Dies at the End
A cult classic in the making from Don Coscarelli, director of Phantasm and Bubba Ho-Tep.
Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time
Yoon Jongbin’s powerhouse entertainment (#1 at the Korean box-office this year) charts the rise of a corrupt customs officer through protection racketeering and casino management to the moment when thieves fall out.
The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology
Slavoj Žižek unleashes his voracious intellect on films from The Sound of Music to Full Metal Jacket, in this wilfully provocative documentary essay.
When Stanley Kubrick released The Shining, what did it mean?
Full reviews of all the movies are to come once I’ve seen them all 🙂
By Tendai – Cognitive Space