Posts Tagged ‘David Lean’

Talking Pictures: The Jungle Book Swings In!

Apr 15 2016

It’s an amazing week at the cinema – and on Talking Pictures!  London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, takes a look at Disney’s live action version of  The Jungle Book and its director Jon Favreau talks about re-making a classic in The Big Interview.  Military thriller Eye In The Sky is also out and Helen Mirren pays tribute her co-star, Alan Rickman.

The DVD line-up includes David Lean’s The Sound Barrier, released in 1952 but on DVD for the very first time, and Tim Roth as a home care nurse in Chronic.

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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: 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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