Where to begin with a film like 12 Years A Slave? My limited range of expression feels unable to do its impact justice but I have an obligation to this blog, so I'll give it a shot. Steve McQueen's film is an unforgettable experience and one I don't think I will likely repeat again.
Inside Llewyn Davis, is a wonderfully detailed snapshot of the Greenwich Village folk scene in 1962 New York, and our conduit into this world is the abrasive but talented folk singer, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac).
It's deliberately slow paced, which may be off-putting for some and Forte may struggle to hold his own with the stellar performances around him but Payne has delivered another original and bittersweet tale of small-town American life...
Although the Oscars and BAFTAs are still a few months away I'm putting it on the record now that I'd be happy for the respective academies to close the competition forthwith and just give all the main prizes to Gravity.
The European premiere of Captain Phillips was a fantastic way to kick off the 57th BFI London Film Festival at ODEON Leicester Square last night, with many of the cast and crew in attendance, including the film's star, Tom Hanks, and British director, Paul Greengrass.