Rooney Mara

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Leave Elf on the shelf: why Carol should be at the top of everyone’s Christmas movie list
Todd Haynes’ bittersweet jewel has glam Cate Blanchett and ingenue Rooney Mara falling in love in the tinselly 50s, a must for sophisticated festive film fans

Hannah Jane Parkinson

23, Dec, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Women Talking review – Sarah Polley’s moving Mennonite #MeToo drama
Toronto film festival: The actor turned director brings strong performances from a talky female ensemble, including Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

09, Sep, 2022 @1:54 PM

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Why Nightmare Alley should win the best picture Oscar
Guillermo del Toro’s freaky bizarro noir is more than a well-dressed genre exercise, as Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett offer an acting masterclass

Andrew Pulver

23, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Nightmare Alley review – a neo-noir knockout from Guillermo del Toro
Bradley Cooper plays a carnival conman drawn into a dark underworld in this dazzling drama from the Mexican director

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

23, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Nightmare Alley review – Guillermo del Toro’s fairground of fear is a class act
Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett lead us into the sleazy world of carnivals, with gruesomely enjoyable performances and freaky twists

Peter Bradshaw

20, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Rooney Mara set to play Audrey Hepburn in new biopic
The forthcoming film about movie star, humanitarian and style icon Hepburn will be directed by the Call Me By Your Name film-maker Luca Guadagnino

Catherine Shoard

07, Jan, 2022 @11:58 AM

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Nightmare Alley review – Guillermo del Toro’s trickster thriller is light on treats
Bradley Cooper leads a starry cast as an ambitious grifter in a sumptuously made noir that can’t quite grip us tightly enough

Benjamin Lee

06, Dec, 2021 @7:59 PM

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Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara name their baby son River
Director Victor Kossakovsky, who worked with Phoenix on new film Gunda, says couple’s first child is named after Joaquin’s late brother, actor River Phoenix

Guardian Film

28, Sep, 2020 @9:42 AM

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Mary Magdalene review – atasteful RE lesson
Despite Rooney Mara’s best efforts, there’s nothing much about Mary in this earnest attempt to restore the saint’s reputation

Simran Hans

18, Mar, 2018 @7:45 AM

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Mary Magdalene review – toothless attempt to overturn Sunday school myths
Rooney Mara brings her customary intensity to the title role as Jesus’ ‘favourite pupil’, but the result is a bit too solemn to be a convincing reinvention

Peter Bradshaw

27, Feb, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Sundance 2018: #MeToo movement set to colour first post-Weinstein festival
Films on sexual abuse and gender equality and a star-studded rally for ‘respect’ will headline a festival instilling tighter security measures

Benjamin Lee

18, Jan, 2018 @10:00 AM

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DVD and download reviews: A Ghost Story; I Am Not a Witch; It; Dina; The Rehearsal
A man in a white sheet goes cosmic, a Welsh-Zambian newcomer blazes a witchy trail, and a Stephen King adaptation provides scary comforts

Guy Lodge

14, Jan, 2018 @7:00 AM

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