BRIDGE OF SPIES Film Review

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Following successful collaborations on BAND OF BROTHERS (2001), CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998), Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks reunite for new film BRIDGE OF SPIES, an American historical drama-thriller film about the Cold War.

Based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War, BRIDGE OF SPIES tells the story of American lawyer James B...

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Ben Wheatley In Talks For WAGES OF FEAR Remake

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British filmmaker Ben Wheatley is certainly hot property at the moment. With his film HIGH-RISE due to hit UK cinemas in February and his latest project FREE FIRE scoring a major international distribution deal, Wheatley is in demand. No surprise then that the director is in talks with producer David Lancaster to remake the classic thriller THE WAGES OF FEAR.

Wheatley is said to be in negotiations to co-write the project with his wife Amy Jump, as well as direct the feature for Rumble Films/TF1...

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Theatre Review: Opera North – Kiss Me, Kate at The Lowry, Salford

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Smart, stylish and scintillatingly witty, Opera North’s production of KISS ME KATE is not to be missed

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub

Following their five-star production of Carousel in 2012, Opera North returns to the world of Broadway with a brand new production of hit musical Kiss Me, Kate.

Written by Samuel and Bella Spewack, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate revolves around the tangled love lives of theatre actor/producer Fred Graham and his leadi...

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Nell Bryden UK Tour Heads To London

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Nell Bryden plays penultimate date at Jazz Café in Camden Town on Saturday 14 November

Following successful tour dates in Newcastle, Milton Keynes and Edinburgh, Nell Bryden heads to London this week for the final part of her UK tour with the American singer-songwriter playing the Jazz Café in Camden Town on Saturday 14 November.

It’s certainly been quite a year for Nell Bryden...

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Nominations Announced for Moët British Independent Film Awards 2015

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The nominations for the 2015 Moët British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) have been announced with THE LOBSTER, 45 YEARS, MACBETH, AMY, BROOKLYN, EX MACHINA, HIGH-RISE and SUFFRAGETTE all receiving nominations.

A total of 28 different British feature films have been nominated with the THE LOBSTER topping the list with 7 nominations for Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Producer of the Year. Colin Farrell is also nominated for Best Actor with nominations for Oliv...

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Film Review: HE NAMED ME MALALA

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HE NAMED ME MALALA shows how one teenage girl and one thought can change the world

2015 has been a great year for movies. From SICARIO and SPECTRE to THE MARTIAN and STEVE JOBS, it takes a special kind of film to stand out from the crowd. One film that just does that is HE NAMED ME MALALA.

HE NAMED ME MALALA tells the true story of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani schoolgirl who was targeted by the Taliban when returning home on the school bus...

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Soul-Legends

Gwen Dickey stars in new soul music spectacular Soul Legends

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub

If Soul Legends is anything to go by, Salford just can’t get enough of that sweet soul music.

Created by the producers of Magic of Motown, Soul Legends is a two hour music spectacular which promises more soul classics than any other production...

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Film Review: A SICILIAN DREAM

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The legend and intrigue of Targa Florio explored in new theatrical documentary A SICILIAN DREAM

There have been several high-profile attempts to bring the thrill of motorsport to the big screen, GRAND PRIX (1966), LE MANS (1971), SENNA (2010) and RUSH (2013) to name but a few, but few successfully get to the heart of the sport. One film attempting to do just that is A SICILIAN DREAM, a theatrical documentary about the Targa Florio.

A SICILIAN DREAM is a documentary drama film about the rise a...

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Film Review: SPECTRE

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SPECTRE is a thrilling and immensely enjoyable instalment to the Bond franchise

Following the brilliant SKYFALL, I had high expectations for Sam Mendes’ latest Bond outing SPECTRE. Thankfully, it delivers.

SPECTRE is the 24th movie in the Bond franchise and the second Bond film to be directed by Sam Mendes. The plot follows on from SKYFALL with MI6 being forcibly merged into a New World Order of global snooping, spearheaded by Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott)...

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Book Review: The Collector by John Fowles

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Neelam Rehman reviews John Fowles’ classic novel The Collector

The Collector by John Fowles is a must read.

I was first introduced to this book by my Theatre Studies teacher. She had a copy of the first few pages of the play, which is now really hard to find, and instantly I was gripped. I bought the book, and I have to say I found it quite intense.

Written in 1963, The Collector is the debut novel by English author John Fowles...

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