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Pure evil to the brim: BRIAN VINER on Brimstone

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Pure evil to the brim: BRIAN VINER on Brimstone
Brimstone (18) Verdict: Gruesome Western Rating: This debut English-language feature from Dutch writer-director Martin Koolhoven is a powerful and at times upsettingly gruesome film, a western with horror elements and a performance by Guy Pearce as a spooky preacher that will accompany you all the way home. The film is divided into four chapters, of which Read More

BRIAN VINER reviews Goodbye Christopher Robin

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Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) Rating: Verdict: Bittersweet biopic  Just imagine if J.K. Rowling had invented her Harry Potter universe to entertain her son, also called Harry. Imagine if she had incorporated all his childish enthusiasms into her books, such as a love of magic and the contents of his dressing-up box. And consider how damaging Read More

The Hitman's Bodyguard review: a comedy of terrors

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on The Hitman's Bodyguard review: a comedy of terrors
The Hitman’s Bodyguard (15) Rating: *****  Verdict: Disturbingly violent   Fifty years ago this month, Arthur Penn’s film Bonnie And Clyde came out and changed for ever the way violence was depicted on the silver screen. It became more brutal, but also more real. That movie’s notoriously shocking finale, in which the two outlaws were Read More

Kelsey Grammer to make London theatre debut

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Kelsey Grammer to make London theatre debut
Kelsey Grammer has been reeled in to make his London theatre debut in the premiere of American musical Big Fish Kelsey Grammer, who starred in TV classics Cheers and Frasier, has been reeled in to make his London theatre debut in the premiere of American musical Big Fish. ‘I can carry a tune,’ Grammer said with Read More

The Midwife is witty, gentle and loving Sister act

5 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on The Midwife is witty, gentle and loving Sister act
The Midwife (12A) Verdict: Witty, gentle, loving  Rating: You fall for her before you see her: a gentle voice reassuring a woman in childbirth, ‘sage-femme’ (a midwife) in a small, loving clinic in Paris. With a well-worn, kindly, undecorated face and old raincoat Claire (Catherine Frot) cycles home in the dark to her tiny flat. Read More