Choice: The critics: FILM
Friday 22 December 1995
Land and Freedom Ken Loach investigates the political conflicts which thrived during the Spanish Civil War and tore the Left apart. Ian Hart is effortlessly touching as the young Liverpudlian doley whose idealism lands him on the front-line, while Jim Allen's screenplay gets to the heart of the people as well as the politics.
The Santa Clause Along with Babe, this is the film of the season. Why? Because it keeps children amused while tossing the odd curveball at their parents; it has absolute faith in the logic of Santa Claus; the gags are honed to perfection, and Tim Allen (left) is the Robin Williams that you don't feel like driving a stake into.
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Arts & Ents blogs
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- 2 'F*ck it, I quit': KTVA reporter Charlo Greene quits live on air in spectacular fashion
- 3 What are your fingerprint words?
- 4 Gary Lineker involved in Twitter row after presenter rubbishes claims he will be warned by BBC over foul-mouthed tweets
- 5 Pink Floyd new album: Band unveil cover art for first record in 20 years
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Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit to balance books