Posts Tagged ‘Sundance Film Festival’

DVD Review: Infinitely Polar Bear

Jan 25 2016

In the same week that the independent movie industry gathers for this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Utah, a refugee from the 2014 festival arrives on DVD in the UK. A film that was also shown at the Toronto Film Festival in the same year, was released in the US last year and even earned its star a Golden Globe nomination this year. Yet it never saw the light of day in British cinemas.

London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, checks out Infinitely Polar Bear, which arrives on DVD this week, certificate 15. And finds that the phrase “straight to DVD” doesn’t necessarily mean a bad film.

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Film Review: The Second Mother

Sep 01 2015

As the summer blockbusters fade into the distance and we build up to this year’s London Film Festival (more of that next week) it’s that time of year when smaller films, often in a foreign language, slip into cinemas. And there’s the occasional gem tucked among them. London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, found one: The Second Mother, all the way from Brazil. And it’s released in cinemas this Friday.

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