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Film Awards: Oscars 2016 results

Feb 29 2016

In the wee small hours of this morning, it looked like the Oscars ceremony was going to be a re-run of the BAFTAs. But, despite her predictions for the winners, London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, was hoping for a surprise or two. There’s a saying about being careful what you wish for …….. 

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Talking Pictures: Oscar Predictions

Feb 26 2016

It’s a red carpet line up on this week’s Talking Pictures!

Chiwetel Ejiofor is in The Big Interview hot seat to talk about his latest film, Secret In Their Eyes. And, as well as reviewing the film, London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, casts a critical eye over new releases The Forest and The Benefactor. 007 arrives on DVD in Spectre, as does Robert Redford in the more leisurely A Walk In The Woods. And there’s the latest top five at the British box office.

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Film awards: Oscar predictions

Feb 25 2016

Just two weeks after the BAFTAs, it’s the culmination of the awards season – the Oscars. Past years have seen them follow the form book to the letter. Are we in for more of the same? Or could there be a surprise or two? London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, makes her predictions.

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Talking Pictures: Julianne Moore on Freeheld

Feb 19 2016

An Oscar winner graces The Big Interview hot seat in the new edition of Talking Pictures. Julianne Moore (above), who won Best Actress last year for Still Alice, talks about her latest film, Freeheld. Released in cinemas and online on Friday, 19 February, it’s based on the true story about an equal rights campaign that changed American law.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, also takes a look at new release Chronic, which stars Tim Roth as a dedicated home care nurse. And, on DVD, Ben Foster plays the disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong in The Program.

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Film Review: Freeheld

Feb 17 2016

With the BAFTA red carpet rolled up and put away for another year, it’s the time of year when some of the smaller films get their moment in the limelight. It doesn’t necessarily mean more of them in cinemas, but with many of them available online they can reach a much bigger audience.

One such film is Freeheld. With an Oscar winner at the head of its cast, it’s surprisingly destined for just a handful of cinemas. London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, finds out whether, in this case, small really is beautiful. 

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