London Film Festival: Articles


Glenn Close & Mads Mikkelsen: Awards Season Honorees + Disturbing Tilda Swinton Drama Tops London

Glenn Close: Palm Springs Film Festival Career Achievement Award Glenn Close's publicists must have been working round the clock these last few months. A highly likely Best Actress Oscar contender for her performance in Albert Nobbs, Close has already received the San Sebastian International Film Festival's Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award […]


Paul Mazursky Career Achievement Award + Afghanistan Atrocities & Naked Men in Saunas

Natalie Wood, Elliott Gould, Robert Culp, Dyan Cannon, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Paul Mazursky: Los Angeles Film Critics Career Achievement Award Paul Mazursky, among whose efforts as writer-director are Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969), Harry and Tonto (1974), An Unmarried Woman (1978), and Enemies: […]


Amanda Seyfried & Tahar Rahim + Gemma Arterton & John Hurt: London Film Festival

Julianne Moore, a potential Oscar 2010 candidate for A Single Man, and Amanda Seyfried at the premiere of Atom Egoyan's thriller Chloe during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 22. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried attending the Chloe […]


Dominic Cooper & Ben Whishaw + Emma Thompson & Carey Mulligan: London Film Festival

Two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson (Best Actress for Howards End, Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense and Sensibility), Carey Mulligan and Dominic Cooper arrive for the premiere of An Education during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 20. Both Thompson and Mulligan are […]


George Clooney & Cindy Crawford + Romola Garai & Viggo Mortensen: London Film Festival

Jarvis Cocker, Eric Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, George Clooney, Wally Wolodarsky, and Bill Murray were present at the World Premiere of Wes Anderson's animated feature Fantastic Mr Fox and the Opening Gala of The Times BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon Leicester Square on October 14, 2009. (Image: Samir Hussein/Getty […]


bfi London Film Festival Movies + Tokyo Winners

Considering the sheer number of films – between 200 and 300 – being screened, in addition to their variety and scope, the two-week bfi London Film Festival, now in its 52nd edition, must be one of the best film festivals in the world. Quite possibly the best. On the festival's […]


National Film Awards: Controversies Obscure Winners + New Academy Rules

National Film Awards: Controversies obscure winners Buddhadeb Dasgupta's Bengali-language Kaalpurush - Memories in the Mist, the story of a mild-mannered office clerk (Rahul Bose) whose faltering career is counterbalanced by his wife's sudden celebrity, received Best Feature Film honors at the 53rd edition of the National Film Awards, covering Indian […]


Seoul Film Festival & Israeli Film Academy Winners + London Festival Movies

The 2006 Seoul Film Festival came to a close this past Sunday, Sept. 17. The Best Film winner in the International Competition section was Sebastián Camposs dramatic comedy La Sagrada familia / The Sacred Family, the story of a dysfunctional Chilean family whose routine is turned upside down when the sons rebellious and highly […]


'Gay Republicans' + Convicted Child Molester Drama Win Festival Awards

Gay Republicans movie poster. How can a sane person be both openly gay and a member of the United States' openly anti-gay Republican party? In an attempt to understand the logic – or lack thereof – of those people and the conflicts that arise from the gay Republican oxymoron, Wash […]


'Baby Face' 1933: Barbara Stanwyck Shocker in London

'Baby Face' 1933 with Barbara Stanwyck and John Wayne: Reedited and redubbed after horrifying censors. 'Baby Face' 1933: Barbara Stanwyck movie that shocked censors screening at the London Film Festival The racy pre-Production Code movie Baby Face (1933), starring Barbara Stanwyck and featuring George Brent as her romantic interest and […]