Ammonite

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Ammonite review – Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan find love among the fossils | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Francis Lee’s sensational biopic of palaeontology pioneer Mary Anning reimagines her erotic encounter with a woman trapped in a stifling marriage

Peter Bradshaw

25, Mar, 2021 @11:58 AM

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Why are historical figures presumed straight? Francis Lee on causing outrage with Ammonite
The Yorkshire director sparked a storm by portraying fossil-hunter Mary Anning as a lesbian. He explains why the film, which stars Kate Winslet as the lead, is his most personal yet

Ryan Gilbey

23, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Royal Mint to commemorate fossil hunter Mary Anning
Special 50p coins will feature some of the Jurassic creatures discovered by 19th-century palaeontologist

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Dune, Bond and Top Gun returns: Films to look out for in 2021
Daniel Craig hands in his licence to kill, Frances McDormand delivers her best ever performance, Carey Mulligan unsettles in a rape-revenge drama and Tom Cruise reaches for the skies … this year’s must-see films

Peter Bradshaw

29, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Ammonite is not the evolutionary leap for lesbian film it thinks it is
Francis Lee’s much-hyped film in fact belongs to a recent tradition of studiously tasteful, sexually fixated work in which lesbians are a world apart

Emma Madden

27, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Kate Winslet and Mark Wahlberg aim for Oscars at unusual Toronto film festival
An array of buzzy new films will be shown at a combination of socially distanced physical premieres and virtual screenings

Benjamin Lee

10, Sep, 2020 @4:20 AM

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London film festival to be 'most accessible yet' as lineup unveiled
Organisers say they are ‘going big’ with screenings online and in independent cinemas

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

08, Sep, 2020 @9:30 AM

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Autumn arts: our critics pick the best shows, film, music, books and TV
The world of culture is raring to go … from Steve McQueen’s first TV drama to Tracey Emin and Munch, here’s our pick of the season

06, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan fall in love in first Ammonite trailer
The Oscar-tipped period romance, from God’s Own Country director Francis Lee, has run into criticism for suggesting paleontologist Mary Anning was gay

Benjamin Lee

25, Aug, 2020 @1:52 PM

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