56th London Film Festival round up

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Film festivals, LFF | No Comments »

56th London Film Festival

Listed below are the films I watched at this years LFF or films from the LFF programme that I watched prior to the festival (at SXSW, Cannes or Berlin) in some semblance of an order.

The greats (A)
Amour [Michael Haneke] (Cannes) IMDB
No [Pablo Larraín] (Cannes) IMDB
A Hijacking / Kapringen [Tobias Lindholm] IMDB
West of Memphis [Amy Berg] IMDB
The Hunt / Jagten [Thomas Vinterberg] (Cannes) IMDB

The very good (A-)
Argo [Ben Affleck] IMDB
Central Park Five [Ken Burnes] IMDB
Beasts of the Southern Wild [Benh Zeitlin] (Cannes) IMDB
Room 237 [Rodney Ascher] (Cannes) IMDB
End of Watch [David Ayer] IMDB

The good (B+)
Rust and Bones [Jacques Audiard] (Cannes) IMDB
In the House / Dans la maison [François Ozon] IMDB
Sightseers [Ben Wheatley] (Cannes) IMDB
Our Children / À perdre la raison [Joachim Lafosse] IMDB
The Sessions / The Surrogate [Ben Lewin] IMDB

The impressive (B)
Sister / L’enfant d’en haut [Ursula Meier] IMDB
After Lucia / Después de Lucía [Michel Franco] (Cannes) IMDB
Fill the Void / Lemale et ha’halal [Rama Burshtein] IMDB
Lore [Cate Shortland] IMDB
The We and I [Micheal Gondry] (Cannes) IMDB

The worthy of a watch (B-)
Silver Linings Playbook [David O’Russell] IMDB
Perverts Guide to Ideology [Sophie Fiennes / Slavoj Zizek] IMDB
Seven Psychopaths [Martin McDonagh] IMDB
Compliance (SXSW) [Craig Zobel] IMDB
Easy Money / Snabba Cash [Daniel Espinosa] IMDB

The worth a rental (C+)
Robot and Frank [Jake Schreier] IMDB
Shell [Scott Graham] IMDB
Celeste and Jesse forever [Lee Toland Krieger] IMDB
Beware of Mr Baker [Jay Bulger] IMDB
Frankenweenine [Tim Burton] IMDB

The OK (C)
Beyond the Hills [Cristian Mungiu] (Cannes) IMDB
Paradise: Love [Ulrich Seidl] (Cannes) IMDB
Reality [Matteo Garrone] (Cannes) IMDB
Lawrence Anyways [Xavier Dolan]  (Cannes) IMDB
Hyde Park on Hudson [Roger Michell] IMDB

Approach with caution (C-)
Everyone has a plan / Todos tenemos un plan [Ana Piterbarg] IMDB
Love Marilyn [Liz Garbus] IMDB
Post Tenebras Lux [Carlos Reygadas] (Cannes) IMDB
My Brother the Devil [Sally El Hosaini] IMDB
Quartet [Dustin Hoffman] IMDB

Need to try try harder (D)
Le Grand Soir (Cannes)  [Gustave de Kervern / Benoît Delépine] IMDB
AntiViral (Cannes)  [Brandon Croneburg] IMDB
Ginger and Rosa [Sally Potter] IMDB
Girls against Boys [Austin Chick] (SXSW) IMDB
Spike Island [Mat Whitecross] IMDB

Finally, the ones ones I missed (but that I’d like to have caught)
Neighbouring Sounds / O som ao redor [Kleber Mendonça Filho] IMDB
What Richard did [Lenny Abrahamson] IMDB
In the Fog / V tumane [Sergei Loznitsa] IMDB
God’s Horses / Les chevaux de Dieu  [Nabil Ayouch] IMDB
My German Friend / El amigo alemán [Jeanine Meerapfel]  IMDB



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