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Bob Hoskins

Mona Lisa (1986)

Bob Hoskins was a deceptively nuanced actor, hiding great depths behind a permanently frayed temper that sees his characters go into flat out rage in seconds. As eye-catching as these explosions prove, they only succeed because he layers in…

Brazil (1985)

I can't remember who it was, it may have been director Terry Gilliam himself or it may have been written in a review I read a long time ago, but I always remember someone describing Brazil as "the best adaptation of 1984 that isn't called…

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Snow is falling... all around us... Yes it is time for the flickfeast Christmas festivities to commence and for starters Kevin Matthews gives us a review of Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carrey... There’s really no point in…

Sparkle (2007)

After Neil Hunter and Tom Hunsinger’s impressive film Lawless Heart back in 2001, the writer/director pair return with Sparkle, a fun romantic comedy about love lives, betrayal and quirks of fate. The latter plays a big part in the story,…