Posts Tagged ‘Carol’

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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Top Five Films Of 2015

Dec 29 2015
Top Five Films Of 2015

It’s tradition. Turkey, pudding – and a look back at the best films of the year. And who am I to do otherwise?

For my top five this year, I’ve set two rules. I’m only choosing from films that have been released in UK cinemas during 2015 (so, for instance, the ones I saw at the London Film Festival but which haven’t been given a general distribution aren’t in contention) and I’m only including movies which I’ve reviewed for London Mums. 

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Cate Blanchett interviewed on Talking Pictures

Nov 28 2015

Weeks don’t get much bigger at the cinema!  There’s a deluge of great new releases this week and, if you can’t decide what to see, then let Talking Pictures do it for you.

There’s romantic drama, Carol: its star, Cate Blanchett, is the subject of this week’s Big Interview.  Johnny Depp abandons Captain Jack Sparrow to play real-life gangster, Whitey Bulger, in Black Mass.  The epic Doctor Zhivago is back in cinemas to celebrate its 50th anniversary re-release and, finally, Disney Pixar’s “dinosaur western”, The Good Dinosaur, rides into town.

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Film Review: Carol

Nov 26 2015

The awards season doesn’t fully get under way for another couple of months, but the buzz has already started.  One of the films attracting a lot of attention is Todd Haynes’ Carol, released on Friday, certificate 15.  A romance between two women set in 1950s America, it’s already scooped a couple of awards at Cannes and looks destined to add to its collection.

London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, took plenty of tissues …….

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