So, there we were, row 6, near the end so we could get out if it came to it, actually impressed by the films in the London Film Festival, coming soon to a London near you!
We like the look of Neds, by the guy who did The Magdalene Sisters, which is about a bunch of chavs in Glasgow.
We like the look of Helena Bottom Carter as Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother in The King’s Speech with Colin Firth as stuttering King George VI.
We like the look of Never Let Me Go with Keira, Carey and Andrew Garfield aka The New Spidey. Oscar noms will come raining down on this Kazuo ‘Remains of the Day’ Ishiguro adaptation.
We like the look of Danny ‘Slumdog’ Boyle’s 127 Hours about a hot guy who falls down a hole (there’s probably more to it than that).
We like the look of Mike ‘Abigail’s Party’ Leigh’s Another Year. Just because we always like the look of anything with ‘Mike Leigh’ written on the poster.
We like the look of The Kids Are Alright, because we are totally buying Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as lesbean lovers.
But what we most like the look of is… Black Swan, which seems to be a re-run of Showgirls set in the heady, giddy, pointy world of ballet with Natalie Portman. Says here it ‘subtly evokes’ (we’ll be the judge of that!) The Red Shoes and Rosemary’s Baby. But we’re sticking with Showgirls.
It all starts on 13th October with Never Let Me Go and famouses on a bit of red stair carpet.