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Helena Bonham Carter

Les Misérables (2012)

Musical miserablism, squared Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, the Nth iteration of the long-popular 1980's English language musical stage adaptation of the French theatre piece based on the 19th-century Victor Hugo novel, may be unlike the…

Les Misérables (2012)

Ah, another Broadway musical re-imagined for the cinema. After the lacklustre Rock of Ages in June, it was only time before a grand and beloved musical gets the cinematic treatment. Now, after almost twenty years since its initial…

Great Expectations (2012)

Great Expectations is the "classic novel" par excellence: a book everyone wants to have read. I was compelled to read it in school, but bunked out early on: I recall a youngster called Pip being shaken down in a graveyard roust by…

Great Expectations (2012)

The problem with Great Expectations is that it’s been done so many times before, and with much better results than Mike Newell manages to claw from his adaptation. Having said that, this latest version is visually stunning in places and has…