Film

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Frank Williams obituary
Stage and screen actor best known for playing Timothy Farthing, the vicar in Dad’s Army

Michael Coveney

26, Jun, 2022 @5:01 PM

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The Black Phone review – Ethan Hawke shines in a supernatural chiller
Director Scott Derrickson brings depth and dramatic detail to conventional horror themes

Wendy Ide

26, Jun, 2022 @11:30 AM

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The Big Hit review – impressive French prison comedy-drama
Based on the true story of a drama teacher who worked in a high-security jail, this film crackles with charm and nervous energy

Wendy Ide

26, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The Sea Beast review – dazzling maritime adventure
A terrific animated escapade from Netflix, in which a plucky orphan hooks up with a misunderstood monster of the deep

Wendy Ide

26, Jun, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Moon, 66 Questions review – oblique view of a family reunion is a cinematic pleasure
Greek director Jacqueline Lentzou’s elliptical tale of an estranged father and daughter is a supremely confident debut

Wendy Ide

26, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Elvis review – blistering, turbocharged chronicle of the King
With electrifying performances from Austin Butler as Elvis and Tom Hanks as Colonel Parker, Baz Luhrmann’s whirlwind biopic is cinematic dynamite

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

26, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Princess review – Diana documentary offers a cautionary tale
Director Ed Perkins’s film, composed of archive material, shows how press and public fed on each other’s appetite for the royal

Wendy Ide

25, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Streaming: Morbius and the best films about modern-day vampires
From Jared Leto’s biochemist in the Marvel film to the avenging feminist in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Guy Lodge

25, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Tom Hanks: the all-American good guy who stopped playing it safe
After graduating from America’s best pal to America’s dad, the actor has been taking more risks in his later career, including a transformative role in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis

Charles Bramesco

25, Jun, 2022 @6:14 AM

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Ezra Miller accused of housing children on a farm with guns and marijuana
The Flash actor is reported to be providing accommodation for a mother and her three children in unsafe conditions

Catherine Shoard and agencies

24, Jun, 2022 @11:36 AM

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‘KHAAAAN!’: why Wrath of Khan remains the greatest Star Trek movie, 40 years on
A gloriously evil villain, big-screen shocks, mind control space slugs! The film photon torpedoed everything that went before, leaving a legacy that has yet to be bettered

Ben Child

24, Jun, 2022 @10:19 AM

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The Big Hit review – feelgood prison comedy as convicts do Beckett
A curmudgeonly actor helps prisoners put on a production of Waiting for Godot in Emmanuel Courcol’s predictable drama

Leslie Felperin

24, Jun, 2022 @7:27 AM

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