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London Film Festival: Benjamin

Writer and Director:  Simon Amstell Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The film industry loves nothing better than to look at itself, but there are significant differences in the UK and US approach. The Americans tend to focus on the extremes, either celebrating the joyous magic of Hollywood in movies such as Singing in the Rain and La La Land, or warning of its ...

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X – The Royal Court, London

Jessica Raine and Ria Zmitrowicz in X

Writer:Alistair McDowall Director:Vicky Featherstone Reviewer: Maryam Philpott     Space fascinates and terrifies us in equal measure; we have a need to explore, chart and conquer but the expanse and infinity of Space and what might be lurking in it can make the human race seem inconsequential. So many films and TV shows have been devoted to inter-planetary exploration from ...

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Roots – Donmar Warehouse, London

Writer: Arnold Wesker Director: James MacDonald Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:4] Roots may not have changed the world when it first appeared in the same way that John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger touched a national chord, but it’s still a fine example of the kitchen sink drama of the late 1950s. The burgeoning socialist politics of the era may seem ...

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NEWS: Raine Leads Roots Casting

The Donmar Warehouse has announced casting details for its forthcoming production of Arnold Weskers’ classic Roots, James Macdonald’s directorial début at the venue. It’s 1958. Beatie Bryant has been to London and fallen in love with Ronnie, a young socialist. As she anxiously awaits his arrival to meet her family at their Norfolk farm, her head is swimming with new ...

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