EDITORIAL Here we have it – the Special London Film Festival 2015 Edition of Movies by Mills. If you were unable to attend, here is your chance to vicariously piggy-back a ride to the selected screenings, press conferences and red carpet events. You will see what MbM considered to be the Best of the Fest and what you can expect to see when these films will be released at arthouse cinemas in the following weeks and months. The programme was wide and varied: over 200 films screened in 12 days, so it wasn’t easy to select a dozen outstanding films amongst the bulging schedule. What we discovered was one of best films of all-time and also one of the worst, the latter will not be included in our reviews. And the festival glittered with the stars who graced the red carpet premieres: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, AnneMarie Duff, Meryl Streep, Bryan Cranston, Helen Mirren, John Goodman, Geena Davis, Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Ben Foster, Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, Maggie Smith, Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Paul Dano, Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston. Of course directors too: Sarah Gavron, Stephen Frears, Atom Egoyan, Scott Cooper, John Crowley, Nicolas Hytner, Todd Haynes, Paolo Sorrentino. Danny Boyle. Films were screened at the Odeon Leicester Square, Vue West End. Picturehouse Central, National Film Theatre, Curzon Mayfair, Curzon Soho, Ritzy, Hackney Picturehouse, Cine Lumiere, Haymarket. The film festival ran from 7 - 18 October. The BFI London Film Festival is now recognized as one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world. So settle back and let MbM report on this year’s spectacular event. Enjoy the read.
Brian Mills Magazine Editor
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