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“Was Shakespeare a Fraud?” Roland Emmerich’s rollicking costume drama Anonymous depicts Shakespeare as merely the over sexed and ill-educated front man for the real literary genius of the age — Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. If you care… Continue Reading →

BFI London Film Festival: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

As the 55th BFI London Film Festival enters the final week it’s time to take stock of the good, the bad and David Cronenberg’s “unmentionables”. The Canadian director’s latest movie, A Dangerous Method, is just pants. (To illustrate this point… Continue Reading →

The Artist

Very few films have the wit, flair and sheer audacity to leave you smiling hours after the final credits. The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius’ dazzling black and white homage to 1920s Hollywood delivers all of that — then slays you with… Continue Reading →

Mark My Words

Before a recent press screening at the 55th BFI London Film Festival, one critic was moaning about the lack of good film programmes on TV. He seemed particularly incensed about the timing of BBC1’s long-running Film 2011, dismissing Claudia Winkleman… Continue Reading →

Sleepless Nights and Unwatchable Movies

The 55th BFI London Film Festival gets under way on Wednesday with Fernando Meirelles’s star-studded drama 360. For those with a press pass and time on their hands, there have already been lots of preview screenings at the BFI over… Continue Reading →

55th BFI London Film Festival

You can always rely on London’s antiquated transport system not to deliver you to your destination in a timely fashion. En route to a press screening of Take Shelter at the 55th BFI London Film Festival today, I ran into… Continue Reading →

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