They call it The Festival of Festivals, the nicest possible way of saying that most of the big films to play at the London Film Festival have already premiered elsewhere. They call it a People’s Film Festival, because anybody can buy tickets, fairly easily if not exactly cheaply.
This morning, the full lineup for this year’s fortnight of films in London’s not-exactly-glittering West End were announced and, yes, many of them were familiar from the rosters of other fests around the world but, honestly, that goes beyond being a First World problem to being more of an Ivory Tower Niggle.
Here are some of the higher profile titles we can expect to see unspool between october 12th and 27th….
50/50 – a comedy about cancer with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Seth Rogen.