Film & Books

In Review: Gosling and Stone make a smashing team in toe-tapping delight La La Land

Having hit UK cinema screens this weekend, armed with superlative-rich reviews from critics almost across the board, Whiplash director Damien Chazelle's modern day musical is the talk of the country. Something only a few great films that are not over-marketed blockbusters ever achieve....

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In Review: Manchester by the Sea comes together winningly...

Through minutely observed and occasionally very funny scenes of the tiny details of an emotionally barren life, Affleck and writer/director Lonergan conspire to make moving and interesting what, on paper, sounds like the most torpid of dramas....

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In Review: Fantasy drama A Monster Calls has some 'seriously affecting moments'

Continuing what seems to be a run of tear-grabbing, emotionally overwrought 'blub-fest' movies, comes this fantasy drama from the director of the acclaimed Boxing Day Tsunami ordeal-porn The Impossible (2012) J.A. Bayona....

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Total MK's Pick of the Christmas films: INSIDE OUT

It's not often films are made that can entertain audiences of all ages and also distil complex elements of cognitive psychology with clarity, imagination and wit...but this one does...

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Total MKs pick of the Christmas films: PRIDE

On paper, this isn't the most Christmassy choice for a top 5 films on TV over the festive season list. But, thinking again, if the broad Judeo-Christian yuletide themes are about tolerance, respect and thinking and giving charitably to others, this kind-hearted comedy drama should fit right in to movies about Santa Clause or family get togethers....

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Total MKs pick of the Christmas films: THE DANISH GIRL

Director Hooper, who hit the jackpot with The King's Speech (2010) sticks to the same generation with this period piece, a dramatisation about the events and people surrounding the world's first sex-change operation....

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