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Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Greatest Showman is starry-eyed with the silly, simple joy of being a musical

This has four teenagers sucked into an old video game, in avatar form. Having them go to the jungle, rather than the jungle come to them, is an inherently duller proposition.

Middle films in trilogies are tricky. Even the best have that Two Towers sense of being a means to an end. In Star Wars, they are the best and the worst of times.

Oh hi Mark. This film is exceptionally entertaining and frequently hilarious

126 films have been selected from the 2,600 entered and are all on show over the 10 day festival

What the Dickens is this? Michael Joyce finds this a disappointing Christmas flick

James Kermack talks about his new Hackney-based feature film, Hi-Lo Joe, and its intimate portrayal of mental illness

With over 40 events across six days, London’s queer film and arts festival Fringe! returns to east London

The sequel stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Brendan Gleeson, Hugh Grant, Julie Walters and Ben Whishaw

Armando Iannucci’s black comedy stars Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Palin and Rupert Friend...speaking in absurdly different accents

Set in what looks to be a surprisingly dingy basement flat in north London, six ghastly middle class liberal intelligentsia characters (and a banker) bicker about how ghastly the middle class liberal intelligentsia (and bankers) are

Twin Peaks superfan Lindsey Bowden has founded the UK’s only official festival and recreated surreal locations from the fictional town in Hornsey Town Hall

The special screening of the documentary will raise funds for the International Rescue Committee

Bill Nighy is a little predictable in the lead but Olivia Cooke and Douglas Booth give stand out performances

Potter, Past and Present is a literary conference with added oak matured mead

FIVE STARS for Dunkirk, which stars Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Jack Lowden and Aneurin Barnard

Homecoming is a damn strange word to find post colon in a superhero movie title. What next? Captain America: Spring Break? Thor: Harvest Festival?

Leah Donaldson talks to Eckhard Thiemann, artistic director of Shubbak Festival, a city-wide biennial celebration of Arab culture and history

From June 19 to 25, Refugee Week is back with arts and educational events around the country to raise awareness and hope for a better way of dealing with the ongoing crisis, and Islington and Hackney are no exceptions

Bridget Galton talks to Kevin Macdonald about his iconic movie ahead of Touching The Void Live at Barbican Hall

What started off in 2000 as a local festival for filmmakers living and working in east London has now expanded to present the best of British and international cinema, while still staying true to its roots

Zoe Paskett visits the Barbican’s new sci-fi exhibition, which extends throughout the building covering film, tv, literature, art and music

Roger Michell’s adaptation of this Daphne Du Maurier novel features a Sphinx like Rachel Weisz as a possible murderer but the pace is too stately to create suspense

It isn’t any kind of landmark and perhaps it is judged too kindly just because it isn’t monstrously disappointing like the previous DC films

The film of one of the world’s favourite TV shows is disappointing, with flimsy humour and a meanness of spirit that leaves a foul taste in the mouth

Zoe Paskett talks to Jamie McLean and director Ron Scalpello about bringing Lenny back to life in a new and long awaited biopic

Johnny Depp is stuck recycling one of his worst performances alongside Javier Bardem’s new villain in Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

ZOE PASKETT talks to Hackney local Ben Lloyd-Hughes about his starring role in Kiss Me, making big life choices and retaining an air of mystery in the era of social media

Marvel’s latest sequel starts off sharper and funnier than the first, but loses its way in the second half

STEFANIA SARUBBA talks to the co-founder of a new arts festival in London Fields celebrating every aspect of human creativity

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