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Film Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is a deliciously kitsch affair but ultimately loses steam

It’s hard to believe that Agatha Christie’s MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS is 84 years old. Since its publication in 1934, the classic whodunit continues to inspire generation upon generation with a brand-new film directed by Kenneth Branagh hitting UK cinema screens this week.

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS takes place on the luxurious Venice Simplon-Orient-Express as it journeys from Istanbul to Calais...

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DVD Review: THE AGATHA CHRISTIE COLLECTION

Four classic Agatha Christie film adaptions have been digital restored to bring the stories back to life

It’s fair to say that Agatha Christie is the ultimate ‘Queen of Crime’. Best known for creating the fictional characters Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time, with more than 4 million copies of her books bought around the world every year...

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Film Review: THOR: RAGNAROK

Chris Hemworth in THOR RAGNAROK

Director Taika Waititi breathes new life into the Thor franchise with THOR: RAGNAROK

It’s fair to say that 2017 has been a bumper year for Marvel Studios. With two huge hits already on their hands thanks to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 and SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, the studio is rounding off the year with THOR: RAGNAROK, the third film in the Thor franchise.

THOR: RAGNAROK picks up the story after the events of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON (2015) and DOCTOR STRANGE (2016)...

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BFI #LFF 2017: THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS Film Review

Shirley Collins in The Ballad of Shirley Collins (2017)

THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS is a touching story of an important voice lost and found

Following their award-winning documentary WAY OF THE MORRIS, filmmakers Rob Curry and Tim Plester return to the screen with THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS, a lyrical response to the life and work of folk music icon Shirley Collins.

Loosely based on Shirley’s autobiography AMERICA OVER THE WATER, THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS explores the story behind one of the important British folk singers of the 20th centu...

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BFI #LFF 2017: BAD GENIUS Film Review

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Tense, pacey and wickedly smart, BAD GENIUS is an exam-heist thriller like you’ve never seen before

Whether you’re 16 or 60, almost everyone can remember the pressure of high school exams. But while here in the UK GCSE and A Level results are certainly important, in Thailand good grades mean everything...

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BFI #LFF 2017: THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT Film Review

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Tarik Saleh’s gritty political thriller THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT is a wonderfully tense homage to film noir

Fresh from its award-win at the 2017 Sundance Festival, Tarik Saleh brings his gritty political thriller THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT to this year’s London Film Festival.

Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian Revolution, THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT follows corrupt police detective Noredin Mustafa who is called in to investigate the murder of a famous club singer at Cairo’s Nile Hilton Ho...

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BFI #LFF 2017: ANCHOR AND HOPE Film Review

Natalia Tena, David Verdaguer, and Oona Chaplin in Anchor and Hope (2017)

Smart and funny, ANCHOR AND HOPE is a bittersweet story about love, life and longing

Following the success of his first feature film 10,000 KM, Carlos Marques-Marcet returns to the big screen with ANCHOR AND HOPE, a bittersweet story about love, life and longing.

ANCHOR AND HOPE tells the story of lesbian couple Eva (Oona Chaplin) and Kat (Natalia Tena) whose relationship is put under strain when Kat’s close friend Roger (David Verdaguer) comes to stay...

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BFI #LFF 2017: PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN Film Review

Bella Heathcote in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

Well-crafted and beautifully shot, PROFESSOR MARSTON & THE WONDER WOMEN is a entertaining biopic about the man behind the world’s most famous female superhero of all time

Angela Robinson’s new biopic about the private life of WONDER WOMAN creator Dr William Moulton Marston couldn’t have come at a better time. Following the success of Patty Jenkin’s film earlier this year and with JUSTICE LEAGUE set for release next month, the world is wild right now for WONDER WOMAN and it’s easy to see why...

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BFI #LFF 2017: THE PARTY Film Review

Funny, potent and deliciously nasty, THE PARTY is a wickedly fast-paced piece of political and personal satire

A celebration quickly takes a turn for the worse in Sally Potter razor-sharp new comedy THE PARTY.

Shot in beady black and white, THE PARTY opens with Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas), the new appointed Shadow Minister for Health, inviting a few friends over for a dinner party to celebrate her long-awaited promotion...

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BFI #LFF 2017: 6 DAYS Film Review

Jamie Bell as Rusty Firmin in 6 DAYS

6 DAYS is a taut, introspective and solid re-telling of the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege

Director Toa Fraser brings real-life terrorism to the big screen in his new film 6 DAYS, a high-tension thriller based on the 1980 Iranian Embassy siege.

Based on true events, 6 DAYS opens with six armed gunmen storming the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London taking 26 people hostage in the process...

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