Notting Hill

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The romcom effect: will a new movie gentrify Peckham as Richard Curtis gentrified Notting Hill?
The likable new release Rye Lane bills itself as ‘a love letter to south London’. But, like Amélie in Montmartre, could it end up damaging the place it sets out to celebrate?

Steve Rose

07, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Julia Roberts’s 20 best films – ranked!
Ahead of the release of Ticket to Paradise, a romcom co-starring George Clooney, we rate the Pretty Woman’s finest work, from Steel Magnolias to My Best Friend’s Wedding

Anne Billson

01, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Norse code: are white supremacists reading too much into The Northman?
Robert Eggers’ Viking blockbuster has already been hailed by white nationalists keen to exploit European mythology. Can Hollywood tell historical tales without unwittingly appealing to toxic ideologies?

Steve Rose

22, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘A testament to his joyous personality’: the stars of Roger Michell’s final film, The Duke, pay tribute
As the director’s last feature – a true-life crime caper – finally opens, Helen Mirren, Jim Broadbent, Anna Maxwell Martin and more remember the quiet genius of British cinema

Xan Brooks

18, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Those we lost in 2021: Roger Michell remembered by Kate Winslet
The actor, who worked with the Notting Hill director on 2019’s Blackbird, recalls a warm and egoless man who always knew how to get the best out of his cast

Kate Winslet

12, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Roger Michell obituary
Director with a kaleidoscopic career in film, theatre and TV best known for the award-winning 1999 romcom Notting Hill

Michael Coveney

24, Sep, 2021 @12:50 PM

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I've never seen ... Notting Hill
Having long avoided romcoms, I shrugged off my gendered preconceptions and gave this love story a chance

Charles Bramesco

20, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Let’s reclaim Notting Hill from romcom tourists, says writer who grew up there
The Likes Of Us, a new play by Roy Williams, is a celebration of the real people in a neglected district

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

08, Feb, 2020 @6:33 PM

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Instagram is stripping its devotees of their basic humanity | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
For the app’s devotees, in quest of the perfect backdrop, other people, and their problems, are invisible, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

04, Mar, 2019 @2:35 PM

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What to see this week in the UK
From Notting Hill to Fatboy Slim, here’s our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Andrew Pulver, Michael Cragg, John Fordham, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Miriam Gillinson and Lyndsey Winship

15, Feb, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Notting Hill review – a year-round treat, not just for Valentine's
Julia Roberts delivers a career-best performance as she falls for Hugh Grant in this enduringly lovely, warm-hearted romcom

Peter Bradshaw

14, Feb, 2019 @3:23 PM

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Emma Chambers remembered by Richard Curtis
The writer-director on the comic genius of the Vicar of Dibley and Notting Hill star

16, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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