Olivia Colman

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Empire of Light review – Sam Mendes’s sprawling love letter to cinema
Despite the best efforts of Olivia Colman and cinematographer Roger Deakins, the director’s first solo writing effort is uneven

Wendy Ide

08, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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‘She’s breaking the walls down!’ Olivia Colman and Sam Mendes on mothers, mental illness and the movies
Empire of Light is Mendes’ most personal film to date. He and its stars, including Colman, Micheal Ward and Toby Jones, talk medication, escapism and kicking down sandcastles

Catherine Shoard

06, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The best films of 2023 to look forward to
New movies from Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Sam Mendes, Greta Gerwig and Florian Zeller, among others, mean there’s a feast of cinema to look forward to in the coming months

Peter Bradshaw

30, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Ghost stories are essentially optimistic’: Mark Gatiss leads a spooky on-air Christmas
League of Gentlemen star’s two programmes are part of a rich seam of shows about the supernatural this year

Tara Conlan

23, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Scrooge: A Christmas Carol review – Netflix’s junky musical is a lump of coal
The voices of Olivia Colman, Luke Evans and Jessie Buckley can’t enliven an ugly, joyless retread of the Dickens classic

Lauren Mechling

28, Nov, 2022 @7:37 AM

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Toronto film festival 2022 roundup – Spielberg, Mendes and a deep, joyous love of cinema
Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes offered paeans to the silver screen, Viola Davis dazzled as a gung-ho warrior and Daniel Craig brought the house down

Wendy Ide

17, Sep, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Empire of Light review – Olivia Colman shines in Sam Mendes’ darkening hymn to cinema
The ‘love letter to the movies’ genre is revived in this poignant, wonderfully acted drama about love, life and films

Peter Bradshaw

12, Sep, 2022 @3:37 PM

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Strong women, Weinstein and UK-wide screenings: London film festival 2022 lineup thinks big
Matthew Warchus’s Matilda will open this year’s festival, which foregrounds stories of female collectivity and has simultaneous screenings nationwide

Catherine Shoard

01, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Joyride review – Olivia Colman grabs the wheel in odd-couple Irish road movie
A woman abandons her baby for a holiday, only to fall in with a 12-year-old thief, in this clumsy comedy with a late redemption

Wendy Ide

31, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Joyride review – Olivia Colman tries hard to keep odd-couple kidnap movie on the road
No matter how hard the able cast work, this putative heartwarmer can never escape the far-fetched contrivance of its central conceit

Peter Bradshaw

27, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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What links Joyride to The Simpsons via Bobby Gillespie?
With mood-boosting Irish comedy Joyride in cinemas, tumble down the rabbit hole with Olivia Colman, Jehnny Beth and the Jesus and Mary Chain

Larry Ryan

23, Jul, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Stars urge Commonwealth to oppose UK plan to send refugees to Rwanda
Celebrities including Sophie Okonedo and David Harewood say scheme shows ‘colonial view’ of Africa as ‘dumping ground’

Geneva Abdul

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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