Posts Tagged ‘BFI’

Film Review: Doctor Zhivago

Nov 26 2015

Remember the days of the epic film?  When they were so long they needed an intermission half way through?  If you do – and even if you don’t – this week gives you an all-too-rare opportunity to experience it all over again or for the first time.  One of the most romantic of large scale films celebrates its half century by returning to the big screen in a newly re-mastered print.  David Lean’s Doctor Zhivago, certificate PG, is re-released on Friday, as well as being part of the BFI’s LOVE season on Southbank.

London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, came over all nostalgic ……. 

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Film Review: The Misfits

Jun 15 2015

One of the most instantly recognisable icons in cinema, Marilyn Monroe, is currently the subject of special season at the BFI on Southbank. Running until the end of the month, the line-up includes comedies such as Some Like It Hot and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Her more serious work is represented by what turned out to be her last completed film, The Misfits (1961), which is also re-released in major cities around the UK, certificate PG. It was a film that had more than its fair share of difficulties while it was being made. London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, separates the movie from the myths. 

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