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Film Awards: BAFTA winners 2016

Feb 15 2016

While the temperatures dropped on the BAFTA red carpet last night and the stars took refuge in their coats and capes, inside the Royal Opera House the temperature was even chillier for the film that was left out in the cold.

But which one was it? London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, checks out last night’s big winners – and the loser.

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Film Awards: BAFTA Predictions

Feb 10 2016

The 2016 awards season seems to have been going on for ever, but the end is in sight. The Oscars take place at the end of the month, but first come the BAFTAs, on Sunday evening. London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, gets out her crystal ball to find out who’ll be feeling the love on Valentine’s Day – and who’ll be left out on the cold.

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Talking Pictures: Bryan Cranston Talks About Trumbo

Feb 05 2016

There’s an international flavour to the new edition of Talking Pictures, your essential guide to the movies from London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper.

1950s Hollywood drama, Trumbo, leads the pack, with its Oscar-nominated star, Bryan Cranston, in the Big Interview hot seat to talk about the film. There’s family movies Goosebumps and Dad’s Army, along with Japanese offering Miss Hokusai and Rams, from Iceland.

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Film Review: Goosebumps

Feb 04 2016

Half term’s starting early at the cinema. The Goosebumps books are established favourites with children and teenagers, but they’ve never made it to the big screen. Until this Friday, 5 February, when they arrive complete with a 12A certificate. Yet, as they’re all short novels, how do they adapt for the cinema? London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, summons up all her courage to find out.

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Film Review: Dad’s Army

Feb 02 2016

The arrival on the big screen of a much-loved TV series often provokes mixed reactions. Concern that it won’t match up to the original. Or, if it’s got a great cast and the trailer looks promising, excitement at the prospect.

The latest cinema version of classic comedy Dad’s Army opens in cinemas this Friday, 5 February 2016. And it certainly has a great cast. But is it a fitting tribute to one of television’s favourite comedies? London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, tries not to panic …….

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