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LFF Review: Black Swan

LFF Review: Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky once again proves himself as one of the leading American independent film directors with his gloriously manic fifth feature, Black Swan. After its premiere at Venice in September, no other film arrived at this year's BFI London Film Festival with quite as much hype as Black Swan....

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LFF Roundup #1: Young Girls in Black, Heartbeats, Two Gates of Sleep, Womb

LFF Roundup #1: Young Girls in Black, Heartbeats, Two Gates of Sleep, Womb

Behind the throbbing crowds of the red carpet and prestigious Gala screenings that dominate the media coverage of the London Film Festival, there are also a host of premiers for other pictures. Some worthy of your attention, others not. Sometimes it can be easy to forget amidst the scale of such a large...

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LFF Review: Meek’s Cutoff

LFF Review: Meek’s Cutoff

Film Festival favourite Kelly Reichardt returns for the third time to the capital for the British premier of her contemplative Western, Meek’s Cutoff , starring Michelle Williams. Arriving with considerable hype from its premier at Venice last month, Meek’s Cutoff marks something of a departure for...

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LFF Review: Never Let Me Go

LFF Review: Never Let Me Go

Britain's rising acting talent have clubbed together to open this year's London International Film Festival, writes Russell Webber starting his coverage of the festival for The Film Review, with a quietly affecting, but ultimately flawed, adaptation of the respected Kazuo Ishiguro romantic...

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