What I’m excited to see at the 2019 London Film Festival

The 2019 London Film Festival kicks off today! To celebrate, I’ve compiled a list of the movies that I’m really excited to see this year.

Knives Out

Rian Johnson‘s Agatha Christie-style whodunnit looks soooo up my street. I love a twisty turny murder mystery and this also has an incredible cast which includes the likes of Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Toni Collette. Christopher Plummer plays a famed novelist who gets murdered during his birthday party. Can’t wait!

The Lighthouse

On paper, this black-and-white horror isn’t something I’d really go for, but I’ve heard really amazing things about it. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe play two lighthouse keepers on a remote island who start to lose their minds.

The Irishman

Martin Scorsese‘s latest collaboration with Robert De Niro is epic in both length and scale. The gangster movie follows Frank ‘The Irishman’ Sheehan as he recounts his alleged jobs as a hitman for the Mafia. This has received amazing reviews and I can’t wait.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

I love Tom Hanks and will watch anything he’s in and he looks so lovely here as the beloved US TV host Fred Rogers. The film follows his relationship with journalist Tom Junod (Matthew Rhys) and I’m sure it’s going to be emotional.

The Report

Adam Driver is having a terrific year and that continues with The Report, in which he plays Daniel J. Jones who spent years investigating how the CIA engaged in torture techniques in the Middle East in the aftermath of 9/11. It looks like fascinating yet hard-hitting stuff.

Jojo Rabbit

I love Taika Waititi but I’m not 100% sure if his ‘anti-hate satire’ will be my bag. The film basically takes the piss out of the Nazis and Waititi himself plays Adolf Hitler, alongside a cast including Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell and Rebel Wilson. This could be hilarious.

Little Monsters

Lupita Nyong’o continues to pick interesting projects and is following up Us with another horror. She plays a school teacher who has to protect her children from an outbreak of zombies. This looks funny yet gruesome!

Honey Boy

I’ve read a lot about Shia LaBeouf‘s biopic, which tells the story of him growing up as a child star with his abusive father. Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges play him and LaBeouf plays his own dad. It sounds intense but I’ve heard great things.

Bad Education

Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney are in this. And that’s basically all I needed to know to say “yep” towards Bad Education. But it actually sounds really interesting – it tells the true story of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in history.

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