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'Birdman' director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's film debut 'Amores Perros'

While everyone and myself included can’t wait to see Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s film Birdman. I just wanted to share one of the best films that I’ve ever seen in my life that actually marked Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s film debut as a director in 2000. 191 more words

58th BFI London Film Festival: Rosewater Review

The 2009 Iranian elections saw a controversial win by leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over public favourite Mir-Hossein Mousavi which sparked protests in the streets of Iran. Working on behalf of Newsweek, Maziar Bahari travelled to Iran to report on the elections and was soon swept up in the turmoil. 552 more words


London Film Festival: a few thoughts of 7 films to catch - or not...

Some quick thoughts from the train back from London:

The first three I saw were:

The Salvation: a Danish Western with – amazingly – Eric Cantona (and yes, lots of horses). 362 more words

Still Here, But Unseen

I’m not gone. I’m just busy with rewrites and talks and family stuff.

I should be doing finishing touches on “Rosewater” by mid-November. Right now I’m so close to the coal face that I can only see one word at a time. 46 more words

LFF Review: Rosewater (Stewart, 2014)

Last summer, comedian and political commentator Jon Stewart temporarily stepped away from The Daily Show, leaving British comedian John Oliver to unexpectedly cover some of 2013’s most important news items including Edward Snowden’s revelations about the US government, and of course, the misadventures of Antony Weiner. 666 more words


London Film Festival Review: Rosewater

Title:                         Rosewater

Certificate:               tbc

Director:                   Jon Stewart

Major Players:         Gael Barcia Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Claire Foy

Out Of Five:             3

Jon Stewart? The Jon Stewart, from The Daily Show?  685 more words

Film Review


Jon Stewart’s first outing as director isn’t quite as bad as some of the early reviews might have you believe. It’s not perfect, and there are a few slightly naff touches here and there (enough with the hashtags), but he’s assembled a strong cast and it’s a story that needed to be told. 393 more words