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Flim Weakly Review- Downton Abbey

Jean Luc Godard once said “Film is truth, 24 frames per second.” Now, I don’t know what that means, but I do know it's wrong. Downton Abbey cannot be truth, because it's made of film, and truth is made of emotions or something. I also

BFI LFF 2017: Breathe (2017)

At the age of 28, Robin Cavendish contracted polio in Kenya in 1958, resulting in him paralysed from the neck down. He was only given three months to live. However, defying the odds, he became one of the longest surviving polio survivors in…

Best Historical Epic Films

Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House hits cinemas this Friday, and to celebrate we’ve taken a look at some of the best historical epic films ever made. Viceroy’s House (2017) Taking place in 1947 and starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian…

Paddington (2014)

The beauty of a children’s book character is its mass appeal.  Fans young and old can quickly captivate the imagination of the reader or, in the case of author Michael Bond’s famous creation, capture the hearts of millions.  Now, after…

The Monuments Men (2014)

Monuments Men is a well-meaning but lame vanity project from George Clooney, who wrote, directed, and stars in it. For this true but dumbed-down tale of mostly middle-aged American scholars and art authorities who were sent to save Europe's…

Ben Hur (2010)

The grandiose entertainment of a good old sword and sandals tale has never really waned in popularity over the years. Of course, sometimes there's a resurgence (I think we can all point to Gladiator this time around even though it is over a…