Posts Tagged ‘Stanley Tucci’

Harry Macqueen talks about his movie Supernova at the Rome Film Fest 2020

Oct 21 2020

By Francesca Lombardo. UK filmmaker Harry Macqueen presents Supernova, his second feature at the Rome Film Fest 2020 as part of the Official Selection. A touching love story between a gay couple which needs to deal with the daunting and scare diagnosis of  dementia. The film cast benefits from stars of the stature  of Stanley Tucci in the role of a writer who will die of dementia and Colin Firth, his already grieving partner.

The film explores the challenging and universal themes of an announced loss of a loved one. 

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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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Film Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II

Nov 19 2015

When The Hunger Games first appeared on screens in 2012, it set the bar and it set it high.  There’s been other post-dystopian young adult adventure stories, but none of them have quite measured up to the series, with its strong but vulnerable heroine, Katniss Everdeen.  And now it reaches its climax, as The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II arrives in cinemas this week, certificate 12A.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, discovers if it goes out with a bang – or two!

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Film Review: A Little Chaos

Apr 13 2015

Introducing the romantic leading man for this spring.  Matthias Schoenaerts.  If the name doesn’t jangle any bells, you may have seen the Belgian actor last month as a musical German officer in World War II romance, Suite Francaise.  He’s back again next month as one of Carey Mulligan’s suitors in the re-make of Hardy’s Far From The Madding Crowd.  As of this week, however, he’s a royal gardener at the court of Louis XIV and the woman in his sights is Kate Winslet.  The film is Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos, which opens on Friday, certificate 12A.

It’s a film, and a role, miles away from his usual territory – a drug addict in Bullhead (2011), ex-boxer in Rust And Bone (2012) and the manipulative local thug in The Drop (2014).  So does he have what it takes to be a heart throb?  And is there more to A Little Chaos than just beautiful flowers?  London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, puts on her gardening gloves …..

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Film review: The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 1

Nov 16 2014

The wait is over!  Since last year’s The Hunger Games:Catching Fire, we’ve all been waiting for the next instalment of this globally successful franchise.  And now it’s here – The Hunger Games:Mockingjay Part 1 opens this Thursday.  Has it been worth the wait – or is it just setting us up for Mockingjay Part 2?

The answer is a resounding “yes” – to both questions!

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