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Golden girl – Philomena review

By Glenn Dunks December 5, 2013 (Republished April 23, 2014) Stephen Frears directs movies that are hard to actively dislike. While his more recent titles like The Queen and Mrs. Henderson Presents have tended away from the youthful dynamism of his earlier work, he nonetheless tells compelling stories with a lack of directorial fluff. Such […]

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’12 Years A Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ lead the Golden Globe nominees

12 Years A Slave and American Hustle will go into the 71st Golden Globe Awards as the hot favourites to beat in their respective categories of Drama and Comedy. Olivia Wilde, Aziz Ansari, and Zoe Saldana announced the nominees in Los Angeles ahead of the upcoming 2014 broadcast, set to be hosted by Tina Fey […]

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New York Stories – Philomena / Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

By Glenn Dunks December 6, 2013 The Manhattan Report: The two films we’re discussing today are an interesting look at the dynamics of awards season. Philomena and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom are two of Harvey Weinstein’s horses in the Oscar race, but he is a smart man and he knows his audiences. Philomena, for […]

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