FILM REVIEW: Mary Poppins Returns starring Emily Blunt, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Ben Whishaw & Julie Walters

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHEN?: Released in cinemas in the UK 21/12/18

We’re killing time between a Q&A and performance at Sloane Square’s Royal Court Theatre when we chance upon the 50 Smith Street home in Chelsea where Mary Poppins‘ author P.L.Travers lived and used as inspiration for the Cherry Tree Lane home of the Banks family in this.

  • Read on for reasons including why we shed a tear more than once during the film

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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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FILM REVIEW: Bridget Jones’s Baby starring Renee Zellweger

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

OUT: now

Given that 2001’s Bridget Jones’s Diary earned its star one of her three Oscar nominations and both it and its sequel made over $250 million each, it seems odd that we’ve had to wait quite so long for this, the third film.

  • Read on for why Bridget Jones’s Baby is very much a case of who’s-the-father?

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