FILM REVIEW: American Animals starring Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner & Jared Abrahamson

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

UK RELEASE: 7/9/18

What distinguishes British writer/director Bart Layton’s docu-film of a real life library heist is that it’s told from multiple points of view and we’re never really sure who is telling the truth.

  • Read on for reasons including why this film will leave you feeling sick to the stomach

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FILM REVIEW: The Happy Prince starring Rupert Everett, Colin Morgan & Colin Firth

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Greenwich Picturehouse

WHEN: 29/5/18 (preview screening), UK release 15/6/18

RUN TIME: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Theatregoers will remember Rupert Everett’s Oscar Wilde from his marvellous Olivier Award-nominated turn in David Hare’s The Judas Kiss which transferred from Hampstead Theatre to the West End in 2013.

  • Read on for reasons including surprise cameos from stars including Tom Wilkinson and Beatrice Dalle

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Q&A and FILM REVIEW: McKellen: Playing The Part starring Sir Ian McKellen

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: BFI Southbank

WHEN: 27/5, UK release 1/6/18

RUN TIME: 1 hour 36 minutes

‘I wouldn’t be here if he was a prick,’ remarks Martin Freeman of Sir Ian McKellen who celebrated his 79th birthday this weekend with a star-studded launch of his autobiographical new film McKellen: Playing The Part.

  • Read on for reasons including what McKellen regrets and the film’s highlights

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Q&A and FILM REVIEW: Edie starring Sheila Hancock

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Greenwich Picturehouse

WHEN: 15/5/18

RELEASED IN THE UK: 25/5/18

‘I’m so fed up with the division between young and old in society,’ explains Sheila Hancock in a Q&A after a preview screening of her new film about a widow who befriends a guide many years her junior as she attempts to climb a Scottish mountain.

  • Read on for reasons including more about Hancock’s young co-star in this

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FILM REVIEW: Nothing Like A Dame starring Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins and Joan Plowright

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

WHERE: Greenwich Picturehouse

RELEASED IN THE UK: 2/5/18

Each is a Dame, they are all in their ninth decades and have met regularly at Joan Plowright’s countryside retreat since they got to know each other many years ago.

  • Read on for reasons including which Dame returns to the West End this autumn

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