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Talking Pictures: Leonardo Di Caprio And An Awards Special!

Jan 17 2016
Leonardo Di Caprio

There’s a double helping this week of Talking Pictures, your essential guide to the movies from London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper.

The latest edition of the show is packed with the week’s big releases at the cinema, including The Revenant. And the film’s star, Leonardo Di Caprio, escapes the wilderness to take up the hot seat for The Big Interview. Also in the spotlight are Room and boxing drama Creed – or, as some people are calling it, Rocky VII!

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Talking Pictures: Samuel L Jackson on The Hateful Eight

Jan 10 2016

Talking Pictures’ first big interview of 2016 doesn’t get much bigger! It’s with Samuel L Jackson, who stars in Quentin Tarantino’s new epic western, The Hateful Eight. London Mums’ very own film critic, Freda Cooper, also takes a look at the movie, alongside Partisan, an indie film from Australia.

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Talking Pictures: Double Bill with Chris Hemsworth and Alicia Vikander

Jan 04 2016

Catch up with the world of the movies, courtesy of a holiday double helping of Talking Pictures, with London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper.

The Christmas edition reviews Daddy’s Home, the new comedy with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, as well as Ron Howard’s In The Heart Of The Sea. And the film’s star, Chris Hemsworth, talks about making the movie – and THAT weight loss – in The Big Interview. On DVD, it’s British gangster movie North V South and the Talking Pictures Top Film of 2015 is revealed with a flourish.

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Film Review: The Danish Girl

Dec 31 2015

Director Tom Hooper has a habit of making films that attract awards. Remember The King’s Speech? Who could forget it…. Then came his version of Les Miserables. His third offering, released on New Year’s Day, is The Danish Girl and, once again, it looks like Oscar bait. Its star, Eddie Redmayne, won all the big Best Actor gongs last year. London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, wanted to see if a double whammy was on the cards.

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2016 Film Preview

Dec 30 2015

For film fans, January and February are the best time of the year. And the worst. The awards season means that there’s a glut of good films released over those two months to make sure they’re in contention. And it also means trying to squeeze in as many cinema visits as possible over just a couple of months.

Except that 2016 might be slightly different. Some of the titles tipped as contenders were released months ago: Inside Out in July and Carol more recently in November. Which means that the start of the year could be a little less fraught than usual. As for the films themselves, London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, takes a look ahead and picks the must-sees. 

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