Posts Tagged ‘Slow West’

Film Review: Steve Jobs

Nov 09 2015

2015’s been quite a year for Michael Fassbender.  First came the western Slow West, then Shakespeare’s Macbeth and now it’s the most anticipated of the lot – playing the title role in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, which is released this Friday.

It’s a biopic with a chequered history: remarkably, Fassbender was third choice for the part.  London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, finds out if it’s third time lucky.

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This Week’s Movie News From Talking Pictures including an interview with Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan

Nov 05 2015

This week’s Talking Pictures comes over all nostalgic!  There’s sweeping 1950s drama, Brooklyn, and its star, Saoirse Ronan, is in the hot seat for this week’s Big Interview.  And there’s the re-issue of classic romance Brief Encounter to mark the film’s 70th anniversary.

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Film Review: Macbeth

Sep 28 2015

October looks like being Fassbender Month.  His bio-pic of the founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, closes the London Film Festival in a few weeks’ time but, before then, he stars in the latest adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  The original play has a reputation for being unlucky, so how does this film version fare?  London Mums film critic, Freda Cooper, finds out if “something wicked this way comes”.

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Film Review: Slow West

Jun 23 2015
Slow West

After years in the doldrums, the western is having something of a revival this year. The 2015 versions have been mixing traditional with spaghetti and Slow West, released this Friday, 26 June follows the same path. It also puts a young person at the centre of the story – think True Grit or even the classic Shane – but this time one who’s a stranger to the West. London Mums’ film critic – and unashamed western fan! – Freda Cooper, saddles up to find out more.

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Future Films Heads Up: Summer Movie Preview

Jun 18 2015

It may not be official yet, but 2015 is The Year Of The Blockbuster. Think of what we’ve had so far this year: a glut of films from Disney, including Big Hero 6 and Avengers:Age Of Ultron, the latest in the Divergent series, The Insurgent, one for the grown-ups in the shape of Mad Max:Fury Road and Jurassic World is settling in for the long haul in cinemas.

So what’s lined up for this summer? London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, makes her pick – blockbusters and otherwise.

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