BFI #LFF 2015: Director Luca Guadagnino talks A BIGGER SPLASH and SUSPIRIA

Director Luca Guadagnino attends the screening of A Bigger Splash, during the BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 9, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)

Director Luca Guadagnino attends the screening of A Bigger Splash, during the BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 9, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)

Six years after his sprawling and florid 2009 melodrama I AM LOVE, Italian Director Luca Guadagnino returns to the big screen with A BIGGER SPLASH, a starry remake of the French detective film LA PISCINE. 

A BIGGER SPLASH tells the story of a high profile couple whose vacation is disr...

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BFI #LFF 2015: HIGH-RISE Review

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Modern, edgy and deliciously dark, Ben Wheatley meets JG Ballard head-on in this savage and utterly brilliant adaption

As a fan of JG Ballard’s classic novel, I had high expectations for Ben Wheatley’s highly-anticipated adaptation of HIGH-RISE. Ballard’s cautionary tale of dystopia and societal collapse has taken nearly 40 years to make it to big screen. Thankfully, it was worth the wait.

Set in 1975, HIGH-RISE tells the story of Dr...

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BFI #LFF 2015: INGRID BERGMAN – IN HER OWN WORDS Film Review

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Stig Björkman directs fascinating documentary feature about one of cinema’s brightest stars

Seven time Academy Award nominee and three time Academy Award winner Ingrid Bergman was one of the most talented actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age of Cinema with performances in films such as CASABLANCA (1942), GASLIGHT (1944) and AUTUMN SONATA (1978)...

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BFI #LFF 2015: TAKE ME TO THE RIVER Film Review

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Dark, ambitious and utterly compelling, Matt Sobel makes an impressive feature debut with TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

Matt Sobel makes an impressive feature debut with TAKE ME TO THE RIVER, a haunting and menacing drama about a family reunion gone wrong.

En route to a family celebration in Nebraska, LA teen Ryder (Logan Miller) is asked by his mother (Robin Weigert) to keep his homosexuality secret from their conservative family...

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Film Review: DAWN PATROL

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Despite its initial promise, Daniel Petrie Jr.’s latest melodrama DAWN PATROL fails to deliver

With Scott Eastwood, Rita Wilson and Jeff Fahey on the cast list, I had high expectations for Daniel Petrie Jr.’s latest melodrama DAWN PATROL. Unfortunately, I was left disappointed.

DAWN PATROL tells the story of a surfer-turned-Marine who sets out to avenge his brother’s murder. The film opens with John (Scott Eastwood) held at gunpoint in a distant desert...

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#GrimmFest 2015: ANTISOCIAL 2 Film Review

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Cody Calahan and Chad Archibald reunite for sequel ANTISOCIAL 2

When ANTISOCIAL hit the big screen back in 2013, horror fans around the world rejoiced. The zombie sci-fi thriller took social media satire to new level and its fantastically grim and gruesome ending left audiences crying out for more. No surprise then that Cody Calahan and Chad Archibald came back with a sequel ANTISOCIAL 2.

For those who have never seen the original, ANTISOCIAL tells the story of a social media computer virus th...

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#GrimmFest 2015: HELLIONS Film Review

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HELLIONS makes Northern Premiere at GrimmFest 2015

Cult Canadian director Bruce MacDonald makes a welcome return to the horror genre with his latest film HELLIONS, a hallucinogenic Halloween shocker packed with striking imagery.

HELLIONS tells the story of 17 year old Dora (Chloe Rose), an average teenager who just wants to have fun with her boyfriend Jace (Luke Bilyk) on Halloween...

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#GrimmFest 2015: WE ARE STILL HERE Film Review

WE ARE STILL HERE

Ted Geoghegan’s WE ARE STILL HERE makes Northern Premiere at GrimmFest 2015

Ted Geoghegan pays homage to classic shockers of the 70s/80s with his latest horror, WE ARE STILL HERE.

WE ARE STILL HERE tells the story of Anne (Barbara Crampton) and Paul Sacchetti (Andrew Sensenig), a married couple who move to a new house in the country to try and put the trauma of losing their beloved son Bobby behind them.

The scene is set in an old house in the cold, wintery fields of New England as Anne and P...

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#GrimmFest 2015: THE NIGHTMARE Film Review

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THE NIGHTMARE makes Northern Premiere at GrimmFest 2015

Ever had a nightmare? Now imagine being trapped in a nightmare, unable to escape! That is exactly what happens to the victims of sleep paralysis, the focus of Rodney Ascher’s new feature documentary THE NIGHTMARE.

THE NIGHTMARE follows the story of eight people who suffer from sleep paralysis, a terrifying condition in which the dreamer is locked within his or her own nightmare and is unable to wake up.

The feature documentary combines r...

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#GrimmFest 2015: TURBO KID Film Review

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François Simard’s post-apocalyptic action horror TURBO KID makes Northern Premiere at GrimmFest 2015

It’s 1997, it’s a post-apocalyptic world and everyone rides a BMX, or if you’re a super bad-ass, a Chopper!

We start with the arm-wrestling champion Frederic (Aaron Jeffery of NEIGHBOURS, X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE) an ox of a man who doesn’t mind winning the arm-wrestle against people / aliens (think WEIRD SCIENCE and you’ve just about got it) and then sticking their head on a scorching ...

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