FOEC went to the 60th BFI London Film Festival in October and came away with a bumper-episode's-worth of films to talk about! Sandy and Jeremy are joined in this episode by the very wonderful Liz, a veteran attendee of LFF with a nose for the outstanding films in the festival's massive programme. As this episode will show, the strength of LFF's line up this year puts to bed any mutterings that 2016 is a sub par year for cinema.Read More
Ahead of the FOEC podcast special on the 60th London Film Festival, here are some short (and not so short) reviews of seven films that I caught during the first few days of the fest, including the critical favourite from Cannes, Toni Erdmann, the latest film from Terrence Malick and a double dose of Isabelle Huppert.Read More
Episode Five of the FOEC podcast is dedicated to the animation of America's premier stop-motion animation studio, Laika, whose films have delighted the three FOEC podcast hosts and built up a great deal of anticipation for Laika's latest, most ambitious release to date, Kubo & the Two Strings. But will Kubo live up to our sky-high expectations?Read More
I begin my top 30 films of 2015 with a countdown of 15 must-see foreign language films released in UK cinemas this year.
But isn't every language foreign to someone? .... errrmm ... yes, but that's besides the point!Read More