Feast your eyes on hundreds of behind-the-scenes photos from Mank

As long as it’s safe to use pandemic-related idioms again, we can safely say that Mank fever has swept the LWLies offices with a swiftness, leaving us all itching with anticipation for the new film from David Fincher. We’ve sprained our index fingers hitting replay on the full trailer unveiled earlier this week, and now Read More

Tilda Swinton sits for Pedro Almodóvar in The Human Voice trailer

Not even a global pandemic can stop Pedro Almodóvar from creating his paeans to the strength, composure and complexity of womankind. Among the first surreal stills to depict a filmmaker proceeding with their work under quarantine was a photo of Almodóvar directing Tilda Swinton, and now a new trailer shows the result of that delicate Read More

Tricia Tuttle on what to expect from the 64th BFI London Film Festival

Tricia Tuttle on what to expect from the 64th BFI London Film Festival The Festival Director speak about putting together the most accessible, expansive LFF programme yet. This year has presented an unprecedented challenge to organisers of film festivals around the world, with many major events – from Cannes to Toronto – being either cancelled Read More

Kirsten Johnson ponders life and death in the Dick Johnson is Dead trailer

Kirsten Johnson has no use for the common language of documentary cinema, with its talking-head interviews and establishing drone shots and pretensions of an unattainable objectivity. She’s risen to the top of the nonfiction heap by embracing subjectivity, first assembling her autobiography Cameraperson through a swirl of free-associative footage, and now upping the ante of Read More

The 2020 BFI London Film Festival line-up has been announced

The 2020 BFI London Film Festival line-up has been announced This year’s scaled-back celebration mixes world cinema gems with something a little different. If nothing else, this wretched year has spurred innovation within the creative sector. Accepting that the time is not yet now for mass gatherings and business-as-usual celebrations of global art, institutions such Read More

Francis Lee’s Ammonite to close the 64th BFI London Film Festival

Francis Lee’s Ammonite to close the 64th BFI London Film Festival The British writer/director’s lesbian romance will cap off this year’s LFF on 17 October. If you love a good period lesbian romance (who doesn’t?), the BFI London Film Festival has a hotly-anticipated treat for you. Following Monday’s announcement that Steve McQueen’s drama Mangrove will Read More

Ai Weiwei has made a sobering pandemic documentary in secrecy

The great multimedia artist and human rights defender Ai Weiwei has not been sitting idly by while the world has descended into pandemic-fueled disarray. Though he’s been unable to leave his current residence in Europe, he nonetheless directed a new documentary titled CoroNation about the cataclysmic situation in Wuhan and the surrounding regions of China, Read More

John David Washington: ‘I’m better acquainted with heights now’

John David Washington: ‘I’m better acquainted with heights now’ The star of Christopher Nolan’s Tenet revels in the toil of making an experimental mega blockbuster. Leaving behind a career in American football, John David Washington has been making steady waves in the acting sphere. His most lauded and recognisable roles have come from a number Read More

See the trailer for a stripped-down concert film Nick Cave recorded under COVID

Of course an artist as tirelessly inventive as Nick Cave wasn’t going to let a little thing like a global pandemic slow him down. A new press release issued today by the musician/writer/filmmaker/all-purpose creative fount paints a picture of a Cave chafing under the confinement of quarantine, and using his resources to break through these Read More

BFI London Film Festival announces virtual 2020 edition

BFI London Film Festival announces virtual 2020 edition This year’s LFF will offer online screenings, free screen talks and more, widening access across the UK. As the ever-present threat of a global pandemic has made group gatherings in contained spaces all but impossible, film festivals have had no choice but to throw out the playbook Read More

Meet the women tackling racism in UK film and TV

A powerful open letter to the UK Film and TV industry calling for action to tackle systemic racism amassed 5,000 signatures before closing this week. Heavyweight Black and Brown actors like Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michaela Coel, Idris Elba, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Meera Syal and Sophie Okonedo put their names to the document, along with multiracial colleagues working Read More

New survey suggests UK cinemas won’t reopen until September

Everyone’s just about passed the two-month mark of the extreme new status quo under our pandemic-stricken reality, and people want something to look forward to. For cinephiles, the promise of widespread theatrical re-openings shines as the brightest light on the horizon, but that day may not be coming into closer view any time soon. Today Read More

AMC is heading for bankruptcy, but that may not spell the end

Amidst the assortment of panic-inducing surprises held by each new day in these hectic times of coronavirus, Variety contributed to the overall impression that the world is crumbling with a stop-in-your-tracks headline yesterday: “AMC Theatres Bankruptcy Likely, Analysts Say.” For those UK readers unfamiliar with the brand, the AMC chain runs the majority of multiplexes Read More

Ace Hood – 2 Fux

Beast ( Renegade, renegade, renegade ) Uh, I wake up every morning, thank God, then I gotta get to it I never had a role model, money was the only influence While they was talkin’ ’bout it in the city I was really out doin’ it Hundred bands I was 19 and the man, I Read More