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Mommy

Anne Dorval and Antoine Olivier Pilon give 'knockout performances' as a mother and son trying to re-establish a relationship in Xavier Dolan's excellent drama, Mommy.

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30th Mar 2015
Laurence Green
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Touring the Aardman Studios is an eye opener

Diane Priestley takes delight in discovering the delicate art of animation and the birthplace of that loveable character Shaun the Sheep

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9th Feb 2015
Diane Priestley
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La Maison de la Radio

Laurence Green savours an amusing and eccentric insight, laced with Gallic individuality, into the daily workings of the broadcaster Radio France

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4th Feb 2015
Laurence Green
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Kajaki: The True Story

3 Para Afghan minefield tragedy brings reality of the conflict to the big screen in Paul Katis's, Kajaki.

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28th Nov 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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The Face of Love

Widowed Annette Bening finds love again but will her daughter accept her choice? Laurence Green reviews The Face of Love

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24th Nov 2014
Laurence Green
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Jersey Boys DVD release

Clint Eastwood's film adaptation of the hit musical, Jersey Boys, is released on DVD this week.

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11th Nov 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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Ogilvy is a Saint no more

New gangster drama We Still Kill the Old Way, starring Ian Ogilvy, pits ageing mobsters against street thugs on London's streets.

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3rd Nov 2014
Gareth Hargreaves
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The Keeper of Lost Causes

Laurence Green reviews the gripping new thriller, The Keeper of Lost Causes

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18th Aug 2014
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God's Pocket

Laurence Green reviews John Slattery's directorial debut : God's Pocket

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11th Aug 2014
Laurence Green
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Last Vegas

Comedy road trip starring Hollywood veterans Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline

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11th Dec 2013
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London Film Festival 2013

Laurence Green picks his top films from the first week of the London Film Festival.

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11th Oct 2013
Laurence Green
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Like Someone in Love

Laurence Green reviews Abbas Kiarostami's ambigous and enjoyable new film Like Someone in Love

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8th Jul 2013
Laurence Green
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Oz the Great and Powerful review

If Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned ... don’t ever scorn a witch!

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8th Mar 2013
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Film review - Cloud Atlas

Laurence Green reviews the latest film from The Wachowskis and Tim Tykwer, Cloud Atlas, based on same-title novel by David Mitchell.

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22nd Feb 2013
Agatha Cheng
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Film review - Les Misérables

Laurence Green reviews the movie version of Victor Hugo's masterpiece and is convinced it will triumph at the Golden Globes and the Oscars.

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10th Jan 2013
Agatha Cheng
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Cinema review - Laurence Anyways

50connect member, Tony Kirwood, reviews Xavier Dolan's visually ambitious study of gender and relationships, Laurence Anyways.

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19th Nov 2012
Tony Kirwood
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Film Review: Ping Pong

Tony Kirwood reviews Ping Pong - a fascinating trip to the Over 80s Ping Pong Championships that proves competitive spirit never leaves you.

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26th Jun 2012
Tony Kirwood
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Sing Your Song

Laurence Green on the Oscar nominated documentary about Harry Belafonte - 'A revealing, informative and uplifting movie.'

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20th Jun 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Bonsai - film review

Tony Kirwood reviews Bonsai, Cristián Jiminėz's slow-burning film about the interplay between books and life

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30th Mar 2012
Tony Kirwood
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Pigging out on film!

Just occasionally there is a glut of good films on the circuit – well just such a time was last week. We had Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen, The Iron Lady with Meryl Streep and The Best Exotic Hotel Marigold with Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Bill Nighy. Spoilt for choice – not really – watched them all in one day!

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16th Mar 2012
Anthony Page
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Reuniting the Rubins

Dream retirement is put on hold for Timothy Spall in this British made comedy

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2nd Mar 2012
Tony Kirwood
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Chinese films for the New Year of the Dragon

If the endless monotony of Dancing on Ice, Celebrity Big Brother leaves you cold check out Richard Lam's film companion to the best Chinese films on DVD - and start enjoying watching the TV again.

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10th Jan 2012
Richard Lam
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Morgan Freeman talks to 50connect

Hollywood veteran Morgan Freeman reveals his career inspiration, love of the iPad and passion for sailing ahead of his new film, Dolphin Tale.

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7th Oct 2011
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Interview: Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez

The father and son team talk to us about their latest collaboration – The Way

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9th May 2011
Rhian Mainwaring
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Film Review: Uncle Boonmee

Life, death and reincarnation are the issues examined by Thai film maker Apichatpong Weerasethakal’s mysterious and moving Cannes 2010 Palme d’Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (released in the UK on November 19).

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27th Oct 2010
Alexander Hay
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The 54th BFI London Film Festival

Almost 200 films from the UK, France, Spain, the USA, Thailand, India, Italy, Israel, Rwanda, Mexico, Japan, Russia, the Czech Republic and South Korea will be screened at the 54th BFI London Film Festival which kicked off this week. Lawrence Green reports.

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14th Oct 2010
Editor at Large
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Made in Dagenham: The women who changed history

Made in Dagenham, starring Sally Hawkins, tells the story of the women Ford workers who changed employment history in 1968 by striking for equal pay.

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29th Sep 2010
Mark O'haire
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Festival fever arrives in Edinburgh

This week sees the start of the world famous Edinburgh Fringe, a festival which throughout August will bring together a huge variety of performing arts.

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4th Aug 2010
Mark O'haire
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Film review: Metropolis

One of the greatest films of all time – Fritz Lang’s prophetic 1927 silent sci-fi epic Metropolis – can finally be seen as it was first intended, 83 years after it’s original release.

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27th Jul 2010
Mark O'haire
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Film preview

The first trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows premiered this week, and from all appearances this will be darker and more explosive than any of the previous movies.

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30th Jun 2010
Mark O'haire


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