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London Film Festival: Happy New Year Colin Burstead

Writer and Director: Ben Wheatley Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The country house drama is a British staple, the often-unexpected gathering of people resulting in secrets being unearthed and sometimes even murder most foul. Over the years writers and directors have given it a different twist including Robert Altman’s precursor to Downton Abbey, Gosford Park, a piercing examination of class and social ...

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Emma – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writer: Martin Millar and Doon Mackichan from the book by Jane Austen Director: Ian Appleby Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Jane Austen was about forty when her book of manners, Emma, was published at the end of 1815. In it we meet Emma Woodhouse, an intelligent young lady who fancies herself as a matchmaker, having introduced her governess to her husband. However, ...

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