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Olivia Colman

The Favourite: royalty through the keyhole

Director Yorgos Lanthimos’s bawdy, expletive-ridden historical romp, The Favourite, often feels as though it is veering off into Carry On film territory. Centring on the love triangle between Queen Anne (Olivia Colman), Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough (Rachel Weisz), and… Continue Reading →

The Secrets of Broadchurch

Instead of wondering whether DI Hardy would drop dead before solving the case, I found myself asking why Tennant was growing that rather unattractive beard. As the final credits rolled on ITV1’s Broadchurch, teary-eyed viewers contemplated that yawning gap in… Continue Reading →

Twenty Twelve: Comedy without the Laughs

Earlier this week a news report claimed that LOCOG has “barely put a foot wrong” in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics. If you’re one of the thousands who lost out in the Great Ticketing Fiasco of 2011, you… Continue Reading →

The Iron Lady

It’s taken me a long time to forgive director Phyllida Lloyd for the cinematic abomination that is Mama Mia! (I only got through it by watching the musical numbers on fast-forward.) Now she’s courting controversy with The Iron Lady, a… Continue Reading →

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