The Mercy: Film Review

James Marsh has had an impressive career so far with highlights like Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire and the Oscar-nominated The Theory of Everything, but he seems unlikely to replicate those successes with The Mercy, which is an uninspired and forgettable biopic.

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What I learned from Anthony McCarten’s BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture

Anthony McCarten, who wrote the scripts for The Theory of Everything and the upcoming Darkest Hour, recently came to BAFTA’s headquarters in Piccadilly, London to give a lecture about his approach to screenwriting.

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The Danish Girl: Film Review

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The trailers for The Danish Girl brought tears to my eyes and I expected it to be as powerful and emotional as The Theory of Everything, but I can sadly report that I was disappointed. I went in with tissues, preparing to be seriously moved, so I was very surprised by how little this affected me.

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Top Films for January

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The top ten movies to see this month are:

Birdman

Michael Keaton stars as Riggan, a washed-up actor who quit a popular action hero franchise and is now trying to prove himself as a legitimate talent by writing, directing and starring in a Broadway play. This comedy has a unique filming style so it looks like it was all shot in one take. Great support cast including Edward Norton and Emma Stone who need awards for their roles! I have already seen and you can check my review here. Released: 1st January

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The Theory of Everything: Film Review

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I will be so bummed if Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones don’t receive any awards for this. The dedication he put in to achieving the physicality of Professor Stephen Hawking is worthy of an Oscar. Such a commitment. Jones is also deserving – her portrayal of his first wife Jane is so emotional and you can see the toll being a carer for her husband has taken.

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Felicity Jones on researching The Theory of Everything

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I managed to grab a quick chat with Felicity Jones at the U.K. premiere of The Theory of Everything and she told me about her possible Golden Globe nomination and researching the role of Jane Hawking, physicist Stephen Hawking’s first wife.

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