Posts Tagged ‘Dustin Hoffman’

Film Review – Golden Years

Apr 27 2016

It took a while, but eventually the film industry woke up to the potential of the grey pound and up popped films aimed specifically at older cinema goers. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was easily the most successful, its sequel wasn’t not far behind, but there were also the likes of Dustin Hoffman’s Quartet and the smaller, but beautifully formed, 45 Years.

Not that all films with older people in mind enjoy such popularity. So how will the latest, Golden Years, fare when arrives in cinemas this Friday, certificate 12A? London Mums’ film critic Freda Cooper finds out.

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Monica & Freda together on the new edition of Talking Pictures podcast – Enjoy our chat!

Jul 09 2015

The latest edition of Talking Pictures podcast has arrived!  And London Mums’ very own Monica Costa makes her debut on the show, chatting with Freda about the big family films coming up this summer. New releases at the cinema this week include Ted 2, which is strictly for grown-ups, and Dustin Hoffman in The Choir. On DVD there’s Julianne Moore’s Oscar winning performance in Still Alice and something for the petrol heads in the family, Lauda:The Untold Story.

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Film Review: The Choir

Jul 08 2015

Dustin Hoffman’s interest in music – he learnt piano as a child – has come to the fore in recent years. His first outing as a feature film director, Quartet (2012) was set in a retirement home for musicians. In The Choir, which is released on Friday, certificate PG, he’s back in front of the camera, playing a maestro in charge of highly esteemed group of young singers. But London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, is convinced she’s seen this story before – and only a few months ago.

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Film review: Chef

Jun 23 2014

Time for the grown-ups to go to the movies.  Book the baby sitter, the table at your favourite eating house and the tickets for your local flix.  Chef is in town!

Make sure that you visit the restaurant before you see it though, because this is a film about great food and Twitter.  The last thing you should do is see it on an empty stomach! The food, from a whole new menu to a more down-to-earth Cubano, is so mouthwatering you can almost smell it.  The film isn’t far behind.

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