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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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The Jess Lomas Book Club: Lay the Favourite

The Jess Lomas Book Club: Lay The Favourite *A weekly feature in which literary connoisseur Jess Lomas examines the upcoming book-to-film adaptations worth keeping an eye on!* “A true story of money, sex, glamour and gambling.” These are the words used to sum up Beth Raymer’s memoir Lay the Favourite, from her intentions to be […]

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Village people – Tamara Drewe review

Tamara Drewe – Starring Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper and Luke Evans. Directed by Stephen Frears. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Tamara Drewe is a frothy sex comedy that takes place in the fictional village of Ewedown, where there are only about twelve inhabitants, plenty of livestock, no shops, and of course, a pub. Based on […]

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