Posts Tagged ‘Testament Of Youth’

Film Review: The Danish Girl

Dec 31 2015

Director Tom Hooper has a habit of making films that attract awards. Remember The King’s Speech? Who could forget it…. Then came his version of Les Miserables. His third offering, released on New Year’s Day, is The Danish Girl and, once again, it looks like Oscar bait. Its star, Eddie Redmayne, won all the big Best Actor gongs last year. London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, wanted to see if a double whammy was on the cards.

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Film review (a new perspective on Vera Brittain’s memoirs): Testament Of Youth

Jan 14 2015

After last year’s commemorations of World War I, it seems strange that the big screen version of one of the most significant books to come out of that traumatic time is released this week.

Not that it detracts from the emotional power of Testament Of Youth (certificate 12A), the first ever translation of Vera Brittain’s memoirs to the big screen.  And it’s a story that’s still echoes down the decades.

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Movie Preview: What To See In Early 2015

Dec 30 2014

The first few months of the year are a mixture of heaven and hell for film fans.  Heaven because all the big award contenders are released, which means plenty of good films, and hell because there’s so many, so you inevitably end up missing something.  But let’s be positive about it!   The films likely to be in the running for this year’s BAFTAs and Oscars (we won’t know for sure who they are until mid-January) will give adults plenty to get their teeth into – and there’s at least one family movie that could be up for a gong or two as well.

Here’s the Movie Preview pick of what the first three months of the New Year has to offer.

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