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Luther to Room: the seven best films to watch on TV this week
Idris Elba’s punch-first, ask-questions-later detective returns with a Bond-style bonanza, plus a sensational breakout performance from Brie Larson

Simon Wardell

03, Mar, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Emma Donoghue on writing Room: ‘I toned down some of the horror of the Fritzl case’
Donoghue’s bestseller drew on the case of Felix Fritzl, who was held captive in a dungeon by his father, and her observations of her own children

Emma Donoghue

08, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Lockdown watch: Room director Lenny Abrahamson on flailing parents and realist sci-fi
The director behind Room and new Sally Rooney series Normal People stays sane with a diet of sitcoms and sci-fi chillers

Lenny Abrahamson

22, Apr, 2020 @10:13 AM

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From Panic Room to Cabin Fever: films about isolation, to watch in self-isolation
Our selection of must-see movies, whether you go it alone or hunker down with family or friends

Steve Rose

25, Mar, 2020 @1:51 PM

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From Don't Look Now to The Child in Time: why do we crave stories of lost children?
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. As a new TV adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel starring Benedict Cumberbatch hits our screens, we explore our fears and fantasies around the ultimate horror

Alex Clark

21, Sep, 2017 @5:00 AM

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The 10 best things to do this week: Woyzeck and My Cousin Rachel
It’s the last two weeks to catch John Boyega’s on the stage as a soldier in 80s Berlin, while Rachel Weisz stars in a seductive, gothic thriller

The Guide

09, Jun, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Room review – Emma Donoghue's story of survival is ingeniously staged
A moving adaptation of the award-winning novel, with added songs, explores the mental toll on an abducted woman and her child

Michael Billington

11, May, 2017 @10:52 AM

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The best films of 2016 so far
As we approach the final months of 2016, it’s time to look back at the films our critics have so far rated the finest

Andrew Pulver and Alan Evans

28, Nov, 2016 @3:31 PM

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Toni Erdmann leads nominations at European film awards
Maren Ade’s German comedy drama has five nominations and will compete for the best film award against Julieta, Elle, Room, and I, Daniel Blake

Alan Evans

07, Nov, 2016 @11:49 AM

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The Hateful Eight; Room; A War; Welcome to Me; Janis: Little Girl Blue; Welcome to Leith – review
Quentin Tarantino’s western locks eight of the usual suspects in a cabin together, but none can match Brie Larson for captivating viewing

Guy Lodge

08, May, 2016 @7:00 AM

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Emma Donoghue: ‘I’ve ended up having a family and being a lesbian.'
The writer, 46, on being religious, diversity in film and why bad luck must be just round the corner

Ed Cumming

07, May, 2016 @1:00 PM

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Brie Larson addresses Hollywood sexism following Oscar win
The best actress winner for Room spoke backstage at the Oscars about how a demeaning professional experience strengthened her confidence

Nigel M Smith in Los Angeles

29, Feb, 2016 @6:45 PM

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