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Tulip Fever (2017)

Internet critics have exaggerated: Tulip Fever is not a lifeless flop. It is imperfect, occasionally uncomfortable, but not disastrous. Although the film does not reach its full potential, its qualities, which consist of that potential,…

Victoria and Abdul (2017)

If you are offended by portrayals of non-pc British upper-class superiority and power over those seen as less 'fortunate' than themselves, Victoria and Abdul is likely to get your hackles up. If, however, you enjoy wonderfully atmospheric…

Philomena (2013)

Based on a true story, adapted from the non-fiction book by Martin Sixsmith, Philomena is a film that will please a lot of viewers, while also stirring up some feelings of rage as the story unfolds. Steve Coogan plays Sixsmith, a…

Philomena (2013)

A (partly) forgiving tale of Irish Catholic cruelty The very talented Steve Coogan, who costars with the impeccable Judi Dench, also wrote the screenplay (with Jeff Pope) for Stephen Frears' neat retelling of a touching and…