It's a Wonderful Life

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From Fight Club to Brief Encounter: how self-isolation would change classic films
It’s now difficult to watch movies without worrying about the two-metre rule – here are the retrospective plot changes required to mean old movies pass muster

Stuart Heritage

24, Mar, 2020 @4:16 PM

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Which Christmas movie are you?
We all have a favourite festive film. But what does it mean if you are an Elf fan or a Love, Actually aficionado?

Stuart Heritage

25, Dec, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Paul McCartney writes first musical, stage version of It's a Wonderful Life
Former Beatle is to write songs for Frank Capra’s ‘universal story’, working with Lee Hall, author of Billy Elliot

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, Jul, 2019 @11:05 PM

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A message of hope for a nation torn apart by sneering and vitriol | Tim Adams
So much has it become part of the Christmas wallpaper that we often miss the redemptive power of It’s a Wonderful Life. Look again, as I did

Tim Adams

23, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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The ultimate festive film? No, it’s not Die Hard | Hadley Freeman
A true Christmas movie must adhere to the following scientific, mathematical and logical rules

Hadley Freeman

22, Dec, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Mary Poppins, The BFG and Spectre: your complete Christmas film guide
The best festive films, from the classic The Grand Budapest Hotel, to modern favourites such as Up and Brooklyn, plus the creepy baby from Twilight and everything in between

Paul Howlett and Phil Harrison

15, Dec, 2018 @10:00 AM

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It’s a Wonderful Life review – Capra's Christmas cracker shines anew
A crisis in housing, a racist ruling class and a struggle against a hideous ego-plutocrat who names everything after himself – this 1946 classic still resonates

Peter Bradshaw

14, Dec, 2018 @3:00 PM

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No wonder Disney’s Nutcracker is a flop – festive films thrive on despair
The best Christmas movies deal in darkness and disaster as well as sleighbells in the snow…

Ryan Gilbey

08, Dec, 2018 @3:59 PM

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From Travolta’s twist to strobe-lit raves: 10 of the best dancefloor scenes in cinema
Here’s our rundown of the best dancing scenes on screen – moments that are often more about humanity than spectacular choreography

Ellen E Jones

09, Apr, 2018 @11:00 PM

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The key to a great Christmas film: misery and mayhem | Jack Bernhardt
Classic festive films contain more than their fair share of murder, suicide and doomed relationships, says comedy writer Jack Bernhardt

Jack Bernhardt

04, Dec, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool: the tragic life of Hollywood sensation Gloria Grahame
She starred with Humphrey Bogart and James Stewart. But Gloria Grahame refused to bow to Hollywood sexism and was driven out. Frank Cottrell-Boyce on a new film about her finding love and a second life with a chaotic Liverpool family

Frank Cottrell Boyce

14, Nov, 2017 @6:00 AM

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From Groundhog Day to … Raging Bull? – films to inspire and uplift
Supposedly ‘inspirational’ films tend to leave our critic reaching for the sick bag. He finds defeated boxers, desperate weathermen and boozy, cantankerous widowers far more uplifting

Peter Bradshaw

01, Jan, 2017 @6:00 PM

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