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British Film Festival: Lancaster Movie Review

In the early forties there was no certainty that Hitler and the Nazis would be defeated and Britain was on the precipice of defeat. The German bombing of England was relentless and lasted eight months. This led to the death of 43.000 poor souls. The RAF Spitfires ultimately saved the day but there was cause to retaliate and thus the need for a bomber with greater capabilities.   //   There were bombers in the fleet and also in production but they were inadequate for the ...

British Film Festival Fisherman’s Friends: One and All Movie Review

The album went gold selling over 150,000 copies and in these days of streaming that is an impressive number. With that surprise success, media attention and a film based on their story was inevitable. The first film did well and now part two gets a release. The first version was a feel-good story and the second continues with that momentum.   //   The story that has been built around the facts feels very contrived but that does little to dull the joy. Who doesn’t love ...

British Film Festival – The Duke Movie Review

The film starts when his protest against the TV levee that the Poms inflicted back in the sixties lands him in jail where he does time. Broadbent is perfectly cast as the heart of gold Bunton as is the always impeccable Helen Mirren as his long-suffering wife Dorothy. His activities escalate until he is accused of stealing a portrait of the Duke of Wellington by the Spanish painter Goya.   //   Getting the components correct for a true feel-good experience is not an easy ...

British Film Festival – My Father And Me Movie Review

Telling the tale of his father Maurice Broomfield who is now considered one of history's finest industrial photographers, filmmaker Nick Broomfield delivers a brilliant story that works on so many levels. His father vividly recorded the post World War II height of the British industrial age with still photos that are amazing in their technical brilliance and humanist subject matter. These frame the most human of stories, that of father and son.   //   Nick's relationship ...

British Film Festival announces Australian premiere of Supernova

A heart-rending modern love story about a couple struggling with a diagnosis of early-onset dementia, Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci deliver beautifully tender performances in Supernova. Together, they plan a road trip through England, to reconnect with friends and family and visit the places of their past. As their journey progresses, their individual ideas for their future begin to collide. Secrets are uncovered, private plans unravel and their love for each other is tested like never ...