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Victoria and Abdul – Review

Other than its central true story’s premise, one that is remarkable yet unfamiliar, there is almost nothing to surprise in Stephen Frears’ Victoria and Abdul. An awards season period piece, it plays out...
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Florence Foster Jenkins – Review

Streep is typically spectacular as the caterwauling clubwoman, giving a performance which treads the fine line between delicate and deluded with grace. Hell, she’s even a magnificent bad-singer. It’s a...
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The Program – LFF Review

It may not take a groundbreaking approach to biographical drama, but Frears’ The Program draws strong performances from an impassioned O’Dowd, up-and-comer Jesse Plemons and particularly Foster, whose...

Philomena – Review

From Stephen Frears, director of The Queen, Philomena is a funny yet thought-provoking film. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan give strong performances as Lee and Sixsmith, but the true star is ultimately the...