Emily Mortimer

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The 50 best TV shows of 2021
The great telly countdown hits the top spot with a furiously joyful, gut-wrenching five-part drama that was funny and full of life

22, Dec, 2021 @6:03 AM

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‘It feels radical about women’: Nancy Mitford hits BBC One’s Sunday night slot
In The Pursuit of Love, Mitford explored shellshock, abuse and xenophobia ... but in a funny way, says director Emily Mortimer

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

07, May, 2021 @11:31 AM

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Good Posture review – spiky comedy from Dolly Wells
Grace Van Patten excels as a feckless young woman forced to face reality

Wendy Ide

06, Oct, 2019 @4:30 AM

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Good Posture review – coolly comic tale of love and lies
A little fib to her ex-boyfriend upends the life of a privileged young woman in Dolly Wells’s stylish, Brooklyn-set diversion

Peter Bradshaw

02, Oct, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Mary Poppins Returns review – not totally expialidocious but still a joy
It was always going to be hard to watch for a diehard Poppins fan, but this sequel to the 1964 classic retains the magic

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

23, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Mary Poppins Returns review –  a spoonful of state-of-the-art genetically modified sweetener
Emily Blunt is the magical nanny in this scarily accomplished clone-pastiche sequel, which starts terrifically and ends cloyingly – just like the original

Peter Bradshaw

12, Dec, 2018 @5:00 PM

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The Bookshop review – not a page-turner
This adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel is well acted, but the screenplay leaves a lot to be desired

Wendy Ide

01, Jul, 2018 @7:00 AM

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V-necks, cobbles and bunting: why British film is stuck in the 1940s
This week’s new release, The Bookshop, is the latest in a glut of nostalgic movies centred on Britain in the period in and around the second world war

Nicholas Barber

29, Jun, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The Bookshop review – boldly sombre drama puts Britain to rights
Emily Mortimer plays the quietly heroic shop owner at the heart of this fascinating Penelope Fitzgerald adaptation

Peter Bradshaw

29, Jun, 2018 @5:00 AM

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The Party review – the dinner bash from hell
A politician’s soiree quickly descends into farce in Sally Potter’s star-laden satire, a sharply observed study of love and politics

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

15, Oct, 2017 @7:59 AM

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The Sense of an Ending review – an upscale bit of Britfilm hardback cinema
Jim Broadbent gives a droll, well-judged performance in this adaptation of Julian Barnes’s Booker-winner about a blast from the past of a grumpy divorcee

Peter Bradshaw

05, Apr, 2017 @11:01 PM

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Dick Van Dyke confirms part in Mary Poppins sequel
The actor has said he will act, sing and dance in Mary Poppins Returns, playing the son of his character in the original

Catherine Shoard

20, Dec, 2016 @10:47 AM

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