Bob Hoskins

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'They cut the beheading scene': The Long Good Friday, remembered by Helen Mirren and co-stars
Prophetic, frenetic and shockingly brutal, the film became a British classic. For its 40th anniversary, Mirren and other cast members relive their roles in the menacing gangland masterpiece

Nick Hopkins

01, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hear me out: why Maid in Manhattan isn't a bad movie
Continuing our series of writers defending unpopular films is a reappraisal of the absurd yet compelling Jennifer Lopez/Ralph Fiennes romantic comedy

Ammar Kalia

19, Jan, 2021 @7:33 AM

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit? at 30: the game-changer Hollywood couldn't top
In 1988, the ambitious multimedia caper brought darkness and a satirical edge to the summer and the industry has struggled to match its inventiveness ever since

Guy Lodge

22, Jun, 2018 @9:00 AM

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'The stench of it stays with everybody': inside the Super Mario Bros movie
In 1993, the makers of The Killing Fields and Chariots of Fire bought the film rights to the world’s biggest video game. The result was a commercial disaster. But that’s only part of the story

Keith Stuart

22, Mar, 2018 @12:00 AM

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Plumbing the depths: why Hollywood should give up on making a Super Mario movie
He may be a terrific mascot for Nintendo, but the plumber’s lack of personality makes him a rubbish protagonist for a film – as Bob Hoskins discovered

Stuart Heritage

15, Nov, 2017 @2:51 PM

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The Long Good Friday/Mona Lisa review – captivating visions of London’s underworld
Bob Hoskins assures his place in cinema history with these complementary visions of London’s underworld

Philip French

26, Jul, 2015 @7:00 AM

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The Long Good Friday review – sheer, ground-breaking brilliance
A superb script and great turns from Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren are the making of John Mackenzie’s classic London gangland thriller

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

21, Jun, 2015 @7:00 AM

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The Long Good Friday review – classic Brit gangster melodrama
Bob Hoskins’ ruthless East End geezer has big plans for London’s docklands in John Mackenzie’s prescient 80s tale of hubris and revenge

Peter Bradshaw

18, Jun, 2015 @8:30 PM

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First the gangsters, then the bankers: how The Long Good Friday foretold the future
The classic thriller predicted the rise of Thatcherism and the transformation of London’s Docklands into an area of unbridled commerce. For the re-release of the film, I revisited the streets where mobsters once ran wild

Danny Leigh

18, Jun, 2015 @5:35 PM

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The Long Good Friday: ‘a truly great 1980 state-of-the-nation movie’
The classic gangster thriller is a fitting vision of Thatcher’s Britain, with Bob Hoskins as Harold Shand, the quotable cockney mobster who loses it all

John Patterson

15, Jun, 2015 @7:59 AM

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Joan Rivers snubbed by Oscars In Memoriam tribute
Annual rollcall of Hollywood’s most notable departed fails to find room for comic, actor and fashion analyst

Guardian film

23, Feb, 2015 @3:52 AM

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Tribute paid to Bob Hoskins at 2015 Oscars
The British actor, left out of Bafta’s own tributes this year, was one of the departed stars acknowledged at this year’s Academy awards

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Feb, 2015 @3:36 AM

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