FILM REVIEW: How To Build A Girl starring Beanie Feldstein, Paddy Considine, Sarah Solemani, Alfie Allen and Emma Thompson

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

OUT: Amazon Prime

Our story opens in 1990s Wolverhampton where 16-year-old Johanna Morrigan is an aspiring writer and dreams of escaping her council estate for a life in London.

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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.

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9 reasons why we can’t wait for September

  1. Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart inhabit No Man’s Land

Our most read content of the year so far was shared by Sir Ian on his Facebook page and was a Shakespeare BFI Q&A with him in April. We’ve seen him many times filming Vicious at ITV Studios on the South Bank but never on stage in the theatre – until now and this Broadway transfer. Runs 8/9 to 17/12 at Wyndham’s Theatre. Picture via No Man’s Land. Tickets here.

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