TCM Crime Scene 2008

If you fancy taking a walk on the wild side before the London Film Festival kicks off in October then why not burn rubber down to TCM’s 7th Annual Crime Scene Festival taking place in Central London from 24th to 28th September.

There are literary and TV events, but the big guns for movie fans include:

Liam Neeson opening the festival with his action man hat on in his new kidnap thriller Taken at the BFI Southbank NFT1 on Wednesday.

Samuel L Jackson in Lakeview Terrace — taking a leaf out of Ray Liotta’s psycho cop book from Unlawful Entry — at the ICA on Thursday.

And last, but by no means least, director Matteo Garrone bringing the mafia drama back home to Italy with Gomorrah at the ICA on closing night. All in all, an offer you can’t refuse, we think…. Especially if you’re a fan of bullet-ridden, testosterone-driven cinema.

Taken - Liam Neeson