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Film Review: A Hologram For The King

May 18 2016

After his appearance on Radio Four’s Desert Island Discs, Tom Hanks is back where he belongs this week.  On the big screen.  After the gloomy shadows of Bridge Of Spies, he’s in the full glare of the sun in A Hologram For The King, released this Friday, 20th, certificate 12A.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, took her sunglasses with her …..

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On Talking Pictures, Ewan McGregor is Our Kind Of Traitor

May 15 2016

It’s a packed week in cinemas, and just as packed on this week’s Talking Pictures.

Ewan McGregor is in the hot seat for The Big Interview, talking about his latest movie, John Le Carre’s Our Kind Of Traitor.  London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, puts the film in the spotlight, alongside the other new releases, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, starring Tina Fey, and horror/thriller Green Room.  There’s a great line-up of DVDs as well, with Danish drama A War, Oscar winner Room and Janis Joplin documentary, Janis:Little Girl Blue.  Plus, there’s the new top five at the British box office and the week’s movie news.

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Film Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

May 14 2016

You don’t need to be fluent in phonetic alphabet to know what the title of Tina Fey’s latest offering (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot) means.  It’s in cinemas now, certificate 15, and the combination of title and star makes you expect a comedy.  London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, finds that appearances are deceptive.

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Talking Pictures: Meryl Streep On Florence Foster Jenkins

May 07 2016

Hollywood royalty graces this week’s Talking Pictures.  Triple Oscar winner Meryl Streep takes up The Big Interview hot seat to talk about her latest movie, Florence Foster Jenkins – and learning how to sing badly!  And we hear from the film’s British screenwriter, Nicholas Martin, about writing for the big screen.

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Film Review: Florence Foster Jenkins

May 03 2016

You wait years for a film about a woman who couldn’t sing in tune and then, just like London buses, two come along almost simultaneously. French offering, Marguerite, opened around six weeks ago and was based on the story of Florence Foster Jenkins. Now the movie bearing her name arrives in cinemas this Friday, 8 May, certificate 12A.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, took earplugs with her. Just in case.

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