Posts Tagged ‘Room’

Film Review: Room

Jan 18 2016
Room

In a week packed with big new releases at the cinema – The Revenant and Creed among them – one of the smaller ones is making a big impression. Just arrived in cinemas, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, certificate 15, has already won a Golden Globe for its star, Brie Larson, and is nominated in several BAFTA and Oscar categories.  All for a film that’s set in a 10 foot by 10 foot world.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, gives her verdict on a film where parent/child relationships are less than sugar-coated.

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Talking Pictures: Leonardo Di Caprio And An Awards Special!

Jan 17 2016
Leonardo Di Caprio

There’s a double helping this week of Talking Pictures, your essential guide to the movies from London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper.

The latest edition of the show is packed with the week’s big releases at the cinema, including The Revenant. And the film’s star, Leonardo Di Caprio, escapes the wilderness to take up the hot seat for The Big Interview. Also in the spotlight are Room and boxing drama Creed – or, as some people are calling it, Rocky VII!

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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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