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Suffragette

Suffragette-posterDirector: Sarah Gavron

Writer: Abi Morgan

Cert: 12

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham-Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Geoff Bell, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep

Running time: 106mins

Year: 2015




The lowdown: Absorbing and emotional telling of the fight for women’s voting rights, likely to garner plenty of attention come awards season. Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron avoids chocolate box period cosiness, delivering a harder-edged experience than you may expect, and Carey Mulligan proves once more she’s fast becoming the actress of her generation.

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The full verdict: The opening shot of a woman’s heel sending ripples through a puddle reflecting a sweatshop laundry sets the tone. The political, social and personal status quo is soon to be forever disrupted.

Adopting the 12 Ye...

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Must-See Films at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival

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The 59th London Film Festival runs Wednesday 7th to Sunday 18th October.

12 days.

240 movies and documentary features, plus hundreds of shorts from all over the globe.

Even the most rabid movie buff will concede defeat in trying to see all those films in less than two weeks. So what to watch?

In the best tradition of internet Top Lists, we proudly present the Top 10 movies we are most hotly anticipating. And then looked again and had to expand it to 15.

They may be great, they may exhilarate, hell they may even frustrate… The only guarantee is they will be memorable. Which is what makes the London Film Festival such an essential event year after year.

Enough of the preamble, let’s dive into the idiosyncratic Electric Shadows 59th London Film Festival Must-See list...

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Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

Far-From-The-Madding-Crowd---quad-posterDirector: Thomas Vinterberg

Writers: Thomas Hardy (novel), David Nicholls (screenplay)

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Mattias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge

Cert: 12A

Running Time: 119 mins

Year: 2015

The lowdown: A quality combination of Dogme director Thomas Vinterberg and class act Carey Mulligan turns Thomas Hardy’s nineteenth century novel into a thoroughly modern romance. Gorgeous scenery and sensual imagery transport Dorset back to its glorious haymaking heyday. Spritely in pace without losing its sweeping scope, there’s no time to parley in the barley – this is period drama for the impatient.

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The full verdict: Excluding contemporary 2010 reworking Tamara Drewe, the last big screen version of Thomas Hardy’s classic tale of love, passion and animal husbandry was released ne...

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15 Five Star Movies You May Have Forgotten

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One of the nicer problems for the first world film fan is not only making time to watch all the movies now available, but also remembering them.

With all year round blockbusters dazzling the eyes it is easy to forget those movies that fired the brain cells and stimulated the imagination in the way the best cinema does.

So, in salute to those special movies that deserve the all five stars yet may have been clouded by a decade of sound and fury or simply slipped under the radar, here are 15 five star movies made since 2000 you may want to reacquaint yourself with.


In the Mood for Love (2000)
The plot: In Hong Kong, 1962 a man and woman living in the same apartment building discover their respective spouses are having an affair and begin a tentative relationship themselves.

Why 5 stars: Cin...

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Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis posterDirectors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake

Cert: 15

Running Time: 104 mins

Year: 2013

The Lowdown: The Coen Brothers hit all the right notes in this heartfelt and occasionally hilarious homage to the 1960’s New York folk scene, which deservedly won the Grand Prix at last years’ Cannes Film Festival. Oscar Isaac shines as the eponymous musician with pitch-perfect back-up from Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake and an elusive ginger tomcat. Step inside for a rich, rewarding experience. Aran jumpers are optional.

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The Verdict: The accessibility of the Coen Brothers’ oeuvre tends to divide even their most die-hard fans...

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