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.
Robin Thicke admits he didn't write 'Blurred Lines'music
Review: Cilla, ITV TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Alex Salmond: 'The rocks would melt with the sun before I'd ever set foot in the House of Lords'
- 5 Ice Bucket Challenge: US firefighter Tony Grider dies after participating in charity craze near power lines
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God