Films

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Mistress America

I think it must be a surfeit of summer super hero films, but I’ve not been to the cinema much recently. However a new Greta Gerwig...

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Visions of the Future: Mad Max and Tomorrowland

Mad Max: Fury Road, is just demented. In a good way. George Miller returns to his 1979 character, essentially re-imagining him, this time...

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The Duke of Burgundy

Peter Strickland is one of my favourite directors at the moment, and basically I will watch anything he makes. He used an inheritance to...

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Scheduling Films

A regular moan, but it bears repeating. Do we have to have “awards season” films? What is the idiocy behind releasing every...

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Films Sometimes Take A While

Last year at the London Film Festival, I went to the surprise film. It was Wong Kar Wai’s long awaited new film – The...

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The Imitation Game

I’ve long been fascinated by the story of Alan Turning. I first read Andrew Hodges’ book, on which The Imitation Game is based,...

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Interstellar

A new Christopher Nolan film is always something to welcome. He’s been on quite a winning streak for a while now. And while I might...

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American Hustle

The new David O Russell film, American Hustle is immensely enjoyable. We’re dropped in at the deep end, with some kind of con or...

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Captain Phillips and Saving Mr Banks

Tom Hanks managed to somehow both open and close this year’s London Film Festival with a pair of very different films that I managed...

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The Grandmaster

One of the fastest selling tickets at any London Film Festival is always the surprise film. As you’d imagine, it’s not a film...