54th BFI London Film Festival: 405 Picks
The observant among you will have noticed that the 54th British Film Institute London Film Festival is happening. Now. Whilst regrettably we're not able to bring you front-line feedback (This year anyway), we can still discern the pick of the crop thus far. Read on for a few suggestions as to what you should definitely be keeping a close eye on.
Fire In Babylon (Stevan Riley)
Revisiting the golden age of West Indian cricket.

Winter Vacation (Li Hongqi)
Top prize-winner in festivals in Locarno and Seoul, Li Hongqi's sardonic, deadpan comedy charts the languorous last day of winter holidays and the first day of school.

Three Films by Nathanial Dorsky (Nathanial Dorsky)
Dorsky's illuminated epiphanies celebrate the commonplace, creating film poetry from daily life.

Womb (Benedek Fliegauf)
Eva Green and Matt Smith star in an unusual love story, exquisitely designed and photographed.

Pandora's Box (GW Pabst)
Brand new restoration of G W Pabst's silent erotic masterpiece based on Wedekind's Lulu, which transformed its star, Louise Brooks, into a movie icon.

Abel (Diego Luna)
A small boy reacts badly to his father's departure from the family home in Diego Luna's engaging feature debut.

BlackSwan (Darren Aronofsky)
A sophisticated psychological thriller set in the milieu of the New York Ballet.