So the BFI London Film Festival is over for another year. I managed to catch thirty-five films this year, as well as a smattering of press conferences and a round table interview. Having seen less than a quarter of the films shown throughout the festival, I have undoubtedly missed some gems. With this in mind, the following is a very brief appraisal of the festival.
The Best Films I Saw: The Artist, Shame, The Ides of March
The Films That Were As Good As Expected: This Must Be the Place, Headhunters, Martha Marcy May Marlene
The Unexpected Gem: The Monk
The Films I Wish I Had Seen: 50/50, Nobody Else But You
The Film I Wish I Could Unsee: Shock Head Soul