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Top 10 Films: BFI London Film Festival 2014

The BFI London Film Festival lacks the prestige of Cannes and Venice. Its position, coming towards the tail end of the year, right before the full-on assault of awards seasons, means that it struggles to be a truly major event. However, the festival’s position in the movie calendar means that it can pick the best […]

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Postcard from Cannes—Day 3 and 4

The Croisette has been rocked by a major heist of Chopard jewellery on the same day Sofia Coppola debuted “The Bling Ring” (Thursday 16th). The crooks timed their brazen act of theft with tongue-in-cheek Ă©lan. Perhaps they are satirists? Either way, this outrageous episode is the talk of the town. If you thought that exciting […]

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Postcards from Cannes—Day 1 and 2

The rain, the pouring rain, when will it stop? The world famous Croisette has seen a deluge of wandering bodies and torrential downpours. This is not the image of a permanently sunny Cannes one has imagined. I’m told the Mediterranean is out yonder, somewhere beyond the mist and drizzle. Alas, many of the gathered folk […]