Posts Tagged ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Film Review: While We’re Young

Apr 02 2015

Fans of indie films will probably recognise the name Noah Baumbach, the writer/director of slices of pure pleasure like The Squid And The Whale (2005) and, more recently, Frances Ha (2012).  Now he’s taken a leaf out of fellow director Wes Anderson’s book (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom) and made the leap from indie cinema to the mainstream.

His first film for the mass market, While We’re Young, certificate 15, opens all over London and the UK on Friday.  But has the move worked?  And is it that rarity nowadays – a genuinely funny comedy?  London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, gets her chuckle muscles ready ….. 

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Film Awards: Oscars results

Feb 23 2015

The early hours of Monday morning saw the culmination of this year’s movie awards season – and the end of a fiercely competitive race for the top trophies.  The two front runners were Boyhood and Birdman.  But who won on the night?  London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, has the low-down.

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Film Awards: BAFTA results

Feb 09 2015

It was the British film industry’s big night and hopes were high that home-grown talent would be among the winners.  And they were – but one much-fancied movie turned out to be the big loser on the night.  London Mums’ film critic, Freda Cooper, has the low-down.

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Awards: BAFTA predictions

Feb 06 2015

The stars will be out in force this Sunday for the British film industry’s big night out.  The BAFTA film awards is often seen as a predictor for the Oscars and, as the American Academy members still have over ten days to make their choices, they may have some influence.

But first things first.  Who’s going to carry off those gold masks?  London Mums’ resident film critic, Freda Cooper, dusts off her crystal ball to make her BAFTA predictions for the top trophies.

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