Stephen Frears

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‘Bruce Springsteen was very nervous about his cameo’: Nick Hornby and Stephen Frears on High Fidelity
‘I thought the film was dead. But then one morning my newsagent, a fellow Arsenal fan, gave me a note that said: “Call Stephen Frears.” It was an unconventional approach’

Interviews by Lee Campbell

27, Feb, 2023 @2:51 PM

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Brian Tufano obituary
Cinematographer who brought his imaginative sensibilities to films such as Trainspotting, Billy Elliot and Quadrophenia

Ryan Gilbey

26, Jan, 2023 @6:02 PM

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The Lost King review – Sally Hawkins saves Richard III dig drama
The team behind Philomena turn the true story of how the infamous king’s remains were found under a Leicester car park into an uneven comedy drama

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

09, Oct, 2022 @7:00 AM

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From Nighthawks to Tangerine: Guardian writers on their favourite LGBTQ+ movies
For the release of Billy Eichner’s groundbreaking studio gay rom-com Bros, Guardian writers discuss their best LGBTQ+ movies

Andrew Pulver, Peter Bradshaw, Lisa Wong Macabasco, Jim Farber, Ryan Gilbey, Rebecca Nicholson, Charles Bramesco, Lauren Mechling, Veronica Esposito, Benjamin Lee, Adrian Horton and Guy Lodge

29, Sep, 2022 @6:02 AM

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The Lost King review – Frears and Coogan’s Richard III excavation story rewrites its own history
Sally Hawkins is amiable enough as the amateur historian who locates the long-dead monarch – but the uneven script digs its own grave

Peter Bradshaw

09, Sep, 2022 @9:00 PM

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How the acclaimed Billy Wilder tried and failed to snub Hollywood
The new film Mr Wilder & Me reveals how a search for funding led the director on an uneasy journey back to the central Europe he fled

Richard Brooks

05, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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State of the Union review – Brendan Gleeson and Patricia Clarkson lift a sticky, slovenly script
At first, this marriage drama about a couple in therapy feels so contrived it’s hard to get through. But outstanding performances turn it into something far more endearing

Rebecca Nicholson

24, May, 2022 @9:49 PM

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Untrained blind student lands starring role in Netflix second world war epic
Disability rights groups applaud casting of Aria Mia Loberti in All the Light We Cannot See

Dalya Alberge

26, Dec, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Michael Rosen backs calls for Covid UK public inquiry
Children’s writer who nearly died from virus joins Joan Bakewell and other public figures in demanding investigation

Sarah Marsh and Robert Booth

20, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Every Stephen Frears film – ranked!
The director’s last two projects - Quiz and A Very English Scandal – have been big hits on the small screen. So where should you start with his movies?

Peter Bradshaw

16, Apr, 2020 @11:30 AM

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High Fidelity at 20: the sneakily dark edge of a comedy about bad breakups
Stephen Frears’ smart adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel of stunted growth remains as compelling as ever with one of John Cusack’s best performances

Scott Tobias

31, Mar, 2020 @8:35 AM

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Sunny reality and cruises in space: TV shows to get excited about in 2020
The Love Islanders are back to lift our winter blues, Phoebe Waller-Bridge returns to the small screen, and there’s evil on the wards

Stuart Heritage, Kate Abbott and Hannah J Davies

01, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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