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Wednesday 26 August 2009
Friday 22 May 2009
Shallow Grave is a British thriller of great assurance and fair accomplishment. The setting is a mixture of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the film thereby qualifying for a grant from the Scottish Film Production Fund, but the narrative values are bracingly American.
Wednesday 13 May 2009
Sunday 01 March 2009
This confused melodrama miscasts Michelle Williams as an East Ender who's having an affair with Ewan McGregor's tabloid hack when a terrorist bomb goes off in London, killing her husband. The story would have to be searingly intelligent to tackle such a contentious topic, but 'Incendiary' is so scrappy it's insulting. What can you say about a script in which the heroine is shot by the police, and then, a scene or two later, the incident is completely forgotten? Nicholas Barber
Monday 23 February 2009
Winning an Oscar marks the high point in a directorial career that has seen Danny Boyle go from low-budget British movies to films of international acclaim.
Friday 26 September 2008
When you find yourself playing Cassio to Ewan McGregor's Iago, you could be forgiven for not standing out. Yet Tom Hiddleston was the name most bandied about by those who saw the Donmar's 'Othello' last winter. The Rada graduate is now starring opposite Kenneth Branagh in 'Ivanov', and last week made his film debut in 'Unrelated'. Next up, he's in the BBC's 'Wallander', again opposite Branagh. "Ken is calling it his Hiddleston year," joked the actor recently.
Sunday 07 September 2008
Sunday 25 May 2008
Cassandra's Dream is the new Woody Allen film. Like 2005's Match Point, it's a London-set drama that asks whether an ordinary man could get away with murder, but this time the story concerns cockneys, not aristocrats, which, in Woody-world, means more floral wallpaper and less oak panelling.
Monday 17 March 2008
How did they get like that, some of literature's most drug-fuelled characters – Renton, Sick Boy, Spud and the rest of their gang in Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting? We're about to find out, because 15 years after his celebrated novel, the Scottish author intends to write a prequel.
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Saturday 03 April 1999
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