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Film Review: MUSE OF FIRE

Muse of Fire

MUSE OF FIRE is an original and inspiring documentary that will change the way you think of Shakespeare

From the RSC’s productions of Henry V and Othello to Kenneth Branagh’s The Winter’s Tale and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet, I’ve certainly enjoyed my fair share of the Bard this year. In the past 12 months, I have been lucky enough to review six Shakespeare theatre productions. To me, Shakespeare is a hero, but to others he is a villain...

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BFI #LFF 2015: BLACK MASS Review

BLACK MASS

One film causing a stir at the 59th BFI London Film Festival is BLACK MASS, an American crime drama directed by Scott Cooper.

Based on the best-selling 2001 book by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, BLACK MASS tells the true story of James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp), the brother of a state senator Billy Bulger (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant for childhood friend John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) in order to tak...

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Sunday Shakespeare: Hamlet on Film

AP Photo/Royal Shakespeare Company, Ellie Kurttz

AP Photo/Royal Shakespeare Company, Ellie Kurttz

Donna Kelly takes a look back at five of the most famous adaptions of Hamlet on film

With Benedict Cumberbatch currently treading the boards as the Danish prince at the Barbican, the word on everyone’s lips at the moment is Hamlet.

William Shakespeare’s tale of tragedy of murder and revenge in medieval Denmark is arguably the Bard’s most famous and most-discussed play and it’s not hard to see why.

For those who have never read (or indeed seen)...

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Film Review: The Imitation Game

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Benedict Cumberbatch brings British mathematician Alan Turing to life in The Imitation Game

60 years after his tragic death in 1954, codebreaker Alan Turing’s extraordinary story is finally being told to the world in The Imitation Game, a stunning new historical thriller starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightey.

To coincide with its European premiere at the 58th BFI London Film Festival, I was treated to an exclusive sneak preview of the most eagerly anticipated film of the year, and ...

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