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Tammy – film review

Five years ago, Melissa McCarthy was a jobbing stand-up, juggling time between the US comedy circuit and acting work. Then came Bridesmaids. Cast as an overly aggressive singleton, who surveys one potential suitor and growls, “I’m going to climb that like a tree”, McCarthy unleashed a comic whirlwind that has been blowing at gale force …

Culture Film July 1, 2014

‘A genius’ – Stars pay tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

Hollywood stars have paid tribute to Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his apartment yesterday of an apparent drug overdose, aged just 46. [Hoffman in The Master alongside Joaquin Phoenix] The stage-trained actor’s naturalism brought him four Academy Award nominations – for Capote, The Master, Doubt and Charlie Wilson’s War – …

Film What's On February 3, 2014

The Big Wedding – film review and trailer

Film critic Tony Earnshaw offers his verdict on The Big Wedding, a banal comedy starring Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton. Synopsis: A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding. Age rating: 15 Running time: 89 min Directed by: Justin Zackham Starring: Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried, Robin …

Culture Film August 10, 2013

Robot & Frank – read the review and watch the trailer

Siobhan Synnot gives her verdict on intriguing sci-fi drama Robot & Frank, about an ageing criminal who befriends a domestic robot. Synopsis: Elderly jewel thief Frank is suffering from loneliness and the onset of dementia. But when his son buys him a robotic companion, he realises he can use it to re-start his cat-burglar career. …

Culture Film March 4, 2013

Arbitrage – read the review and watch the trailer

Alistair Harkness gives his verdict on Arbitrage, a drama about a wealthy financier (Richard Gere) whose life begins to collapse around him. Synopsis: Hedge Fund manager Robert Miller finds his successful career and respectable image under attack when a terrible accident threatens to bring his dishonest and illegal actions to light. Age Rating: 15 Running Time: 100 minutes Directed by: Nicholas …

Culture Film March 3, 2013