JK Simmons

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Being the Ricardos review – Nicole Kidman makes light comedy look like hard work in Lucille Ball biopic
Aaron Sorkin’s ingeniously structured but weirdly mannered film offers an exhausting peek behind the scenes on I Love Lucy

Peter Bradshaw

07, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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The Tomorrow War review – time stretches in Chris Pratt’s alien-invasion sci-fi
Pratt plays a teacher turned pre-emptive conscript for a future war with aliens in this overlong and derivative actioner

Peter Bradshaw

01, Jul, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Palm Springs review – amusing time-loop romance is back … again
With Covid having turned all our lives into Groundhog Day, it’s perfect timing for this razor-sharp take on the genre

Peter Bradshaw

08, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Oscars speeches expected to be more 'direct, forceful and correct'
Winners and presenters pressured to provide memorable moments at Sunday’s Academy Awards, while previous winners weigh in on what makes a good acceptance speech

Benjamin Lee in Los Angeles

07, Feb, 2020 @5:15 PM

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21 Bridges review – Chadwick Boseman takes Manhattan
A New York detective pursues a deadly hunt for cop killers, in a slick crime thriller that teams the Black Panther star with a fierce Sienna Miller

Peter Bradshaw

22, Nov, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Klaus review – animated arctic adventure with a warm heart
A postman despatched to a faraway frozen outpost befriends a vaguely familiar bearded toymaker in this festive origins story

Mike McCahill

06, Nov, 2019 @6:00 PM

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The Front Runner review – evasive account of Gary Hart's downfall
Hugh Jackman stars as the US Democrat whose presidential ambitions were scuppered by allegations of misbehaviour on board the Monkey Business

Peter Bradshaw

09, Jan, 2019 @6:00 PM

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JK Simmons: 'I still get emotional – how could the universe be so unfair?'
As Hollywood’s go-to character actor for kindly dads and stoic cops, Simmons was used to being overlooked for the big roles. But since winning an Oscar, he finally gets to play the lead – twice

Amy Nicholson

10, Dec, 2018 @6:00 AM

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The Front Runner review – Hugh Jackman makes headlines in nuanced drama
Starring as disgraced US senator Gary Hart, the Oscar nominee delivers a thoughtful performance in a film about morality in both politics and the newsroom

Benjamin Lee

08, Sep, 2018 @6:09 AM

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Renegades review – ho-hum gung-ho actioner about US special forces
JK Simmons gives ballast to this Luc Besson-produced film set in Sarajevo in 1995, but it still resembles an egregiously average TV movie

Peter Bradshaw

04, Jan, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Rock Dog review – off-key Sing knock-off makes up the numbers
A guitar-playing Tibetan mastiff must prove himself in this shonky, haphazard animation that clearly couldn’t afford to get Jack Black involved

Mike McCahill

15, Jun, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Patriots Day review: Boston marathon bombing movie is tense yet respectful
The latest collaboration between Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg is a moving and compelling homage to a city and its spirit, as well as a gripping procedural

Lanre Bakare

18, Nov, 2016 @8:20 AM

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