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Ben Kingsley

The Boxtrolls (2014)

They say a picture tells a thousand words, so really this review should be a picture of my face as the credits rolled on The Boxtrolls. However, I don’t know how acceptable that would be to my editor, or the readers, so around a thousand…

Iron Man 3 (2013)

For me, my favourite superheroes end up being The Big Three (Batman, Superman, Spider-Man) and then the rest get to fight for my attention at the level just below. I've always loved The Incredible Hulk, because I grew up with the TV show…

Iron Man 3 (2013)

It is strange to think that Iron Man was released only five years ago. The film set the stage for one of the most successful film franchises in recent years – not to mention help bring comic book films to another level. Five Marvel films…

The Dictator (2012)

The Dictator was a movie that I had little interest in when it was released and knew little about. Star Sacha Baron Cohen had been out and about, pulling a number of stunts while in character, and I admit that I thought he was pushing his…

The Dictator (2012)

A desert of humour punctuated by a few oases of decent jokes. I’m a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen, getting hooked during his early ‘Ali G’ days on Britain’s Channel 4. His humour is always crude, vulgar, childish and extremely silly. Yet at…

Hugo (2011)

I really didn't know what to expect when I finally managed to see Hugo. I'd seen the trailers in the cinema and had assumed it was a family movie but that was all I knew. I didn't know the plot details, apart from seeing that an automaton…

The Dictator (2012)

Softer and softer Sacha  Sacha Baron Cohen, the talented and outrageous British comic, has changed his method this time. In The Dictator, his third movie made by Larry Charles, he stars as Aladeen, the ruler of the imaginary North…

Dave (1993)

I've always liked Dave. A lot. I think it's only fair to set my stall out from the very beginning. Some small part of me knows that I like it a lot more than most people do but that doesn't stop me praising, and rating, it highly when I…

Hugo (2011)

Since the massive success of James Cameron's Avatar, 3D has become a key element of today's cinema, despite the mixed reactions. From the "retrofitted" conversions to the actual shooting of the format, 3D is for the most part, a gimmick.…