Sam Riley

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She Is Love review – ex-pop star and ex-wife meet again in flimsy romcom
Sam Riley and Haley Bennett are acrimonious exes staying at the same remote hotel in Jamie Adams’ directionless film that sees great talent go to waste

Peter Bradshaw

30, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘People were panicking over whether I could do the Ian Curtis dance’: how we made Control
‘The first time we played She’s Lost Control they had around 150 Joy Division fans there. I ran to my trailer and vomited. One guy said to me: “You had better be good!”’

Interviews by Lee Campbell

10, Oct, 2022 @1:37 PM

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Sam Riley: 'The closer I got to fame, the more frightened I was of it'
He made his name playing Ian Curtis then found himself in Disney films with Angelina Jolie, but has his current turn as Marie Curie’s husband really taught him how to make a bomb?

Sam Wollaston

18, Jun, 2020 @2:09 PM

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Radioactive review – Marie Curie biopic fast-forwards to Hiroshima
Rosamund Pike plays the physicist with dignity and froideur in this respectful drama that shows her brilliant discoveries – and their effects

Peter Bradshaw

15, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Maleficent: Mistress of Evil review – panto fun is missing in action
Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer and Elle Fanning do their best to justify a second revisionist fairytale, but CGI battles replace narrative clarity

Peter Bradshaw

15, Oct, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Sometime Always Never review – a triple-word score of a movie
Bill Nighy is a Scrabble-obsessed father grieving for a missing son

Wendy Ide

16, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Happy New Year, Colin Burstead review – Ben Wheatley contrives a simmering hothouse of misery
Neil Maskell is the standout performer in Wheatley’s drama of dysfunction, as a man inviting his family to a New Year party in the country

Peter Bradshaw

13, Oct, 2018 @7:36 AM

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Sometimes Always Never review – Bill Nighy spellbinding in Scrabble drama
The veteran actor shines as an ageing word wizard searching for his estranged son in Carl Hunter’s kind-hearted debut

Peter Bradshaw

12, Oct, 2018 @9:16 PM

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BBC’s SS-GB full of mixed messages | Letters
Letters: The script for a television drama series containing the instructions, ‘Okay to mumble these next lines; they’re not important’ does not exist, and probably never will

Letters

21, Feb, 2017 @8:00 PM

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Watch this! The must-see TV shows of 2017
Get ready for the return of Twin Peaks, Stranger Things and Line of Duty – plus an explosive Idris Elba drama, an epic Game of Thrones and the last ever Girls

Kate Abbott and Stuart Heritage

07, Jan, 2017 @10:00 AM

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies review – horror hybrid lacks bite
Austen and the undead fail to raise the requisite laughs or shocks

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

14, Feb, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Suite Française review – rewardingly complex and disarmingly compassionate
This handsome adaptation of Irène Némirovsky’s epic novel vividly depicts French rural life under the Nazis

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

15, Mar, 2015 @9:00 AM

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