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Tartan and tinsel: a Scottish castle-dwelling novelist on Brooke Shields’ new romcom
Just how accurate is the new Netflix Christmas film about a bestselling New York author who buys a crumbling Scottish castle and falls for its laird? Only one woman is qualified to judge

Jenny Colgan

26, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘I’ve always been drawn to loners’: Ann Dowd on Aunt Lydia, Mass and playing it mean
From The Handmaid’s Tale to Hereditary, the 65-year-old actor owns malevolence. She talks about her Oscar-tipped role as a school-shooter’s mother in Mass – and why men are more vulnerable than women

Benjamin Lee in New York

26, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Moulin Rouge! review – ridiculously entertaining Broadway hit opens with opulence in Australia
Almost brought to its knees by the pandemic, this show has pulled off an endearingly trashy, sensual tribute to theatre

Tim Byrne

25, Nov, 2021 @11:25 PM

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Chhorii review – Hindi horror remake falls prey to its own failings
Over-reliance on a spooky score and clunky pacing mean that Vishal Furia’s remake of his own film simply reiterates the original’s dubious talking points

Phuong Le

25, Nov, 2021 @6:30 PM

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‘Idris Elba and Seal are the only Black men in England!’ Boxing Day’s Aml Ameen on repping the UK from LA
It is more than a decade since the London-born star of I May Destroy You moved to the US. Now, he has directed the first Black-led British Christmas film

Cath Clarke

25, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Stellan Skarsgård: ‘My tips for fatherhood? Don’t lie. Even about Santa Claus’
The Swedish actor best known for his collaborations with Lars von Trier – as well as Marvel movies, Pirates of the Caribbean and Mamma Mia! – answers your questions about Lars von Trier, porn and pickled herrings

As told to Catherine Shoard

25, Nov, 2021 @1:11 PM

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The Unforgivable review – Sandra Bullock does something terrible in ITV drama remake
Bullock plays a woman restarting life after 20 years behind bars for killing a police officer, in this compressed and contrived adaptation of Sally Wainwright’s miniseries Unforgiven

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass review – Oliver Stone returns to the grassy knoll
This doc is packed with facts related to the 1963 assassination yet is frustratingly short on answers

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Pirates review – Reggie Yates’s cheerful tale of friends off to a new millennium
Three young pirate radio DJs from London go in search of the New Year’s night of their lives in Yates’s likeable homage to 90s ensemble capers

Peter Bradshaw

24, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Rebel Dykes review – the unstoppable rise of the raddest of the radical lesbians
This delightful documentary celebrates the sex-positive lesbian and feminist culture of the 1980s and 90s that transformed life for countless British women

Leslie Felperin

24, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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A Boy Called Christmas review – charming quest gets its Claus in all the family
Adventure, elves and home truths mingle in this big-hearted movie based on a Matt Haig children’s book

Cath Clarke

23, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The First Wave review – Covid’s devastating early days in New York
Matthew Heineman’s powerful documentary captures the most acute weeks of the crisis as a Long Island hospital struggles to cope

Cath Clarke

23, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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