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Brian Viner: Why are modern movies so bum-numbingly long

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BRIAN VINER: With directors (and writers) keener on indulging themselves and flexing their egos than serving their audiences, today’s films are bottom numbingly long The first James Bond film, Dr No, was released 60 ...

BRIAN VINER reviews Munich: The Edge Of War

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Jeremy Irons adds steel to the PM written off as Hitler's dupe, writes BRIAN VINER in his review of Munich: The Edge Of War Munich: The Edge of War (12A, 123 mins) Verdict: Flawed but still classy Rating: Boiling Po...

BRIAN VINER: How the Mafia tried to bury The Godfather

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How the Mafia tried to bury The Godfather - until they were bought off with roles on screen: Fifty years on, BRIAN VINER says the gangster classic is still the best film ever made. But few know the real story behind ...

2022 promises a big screen bonanza, writes BRIAN VINER

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Now that's a blockbuster year! From the return of Top Gun and Avatar to Buzz Lightyear and some rollicking romcoms, 2022 promises a big screen bonanza, writes BRIAN VINER Predicting the best films of a new year is a ...

BRIAN VINER reviews Licorice Pizza 

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Delicious slice of sweet and sour... this charming 1970s coming-of-age drama fizzes with mischief: BRIAN VINER reviews Licorice Pizza Licorice Pizza (15, 133 mins) Verdict: Gorgeously quirky romcom Rating: The Elect...

2022 promises a big screen bonanza, writes BRIAN VINER

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Now that's a blockbuster year! From the return of Top Gun and Avatar to Buzz Lightyear and some rollicking romcoms, 2022 promises a big screen bonanza, writes BRIAN VINER Predicting the best films of a new year is a ...

BRIAN VINER reviews The Matrix Resurrections 

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No wonder Keanu Reeves looks perplexed. He probably can't follow the plot: BRIAN VINER reviews The Matrix Resurrections The Matrix Resurrections (15, 148mins) Verdict: Spectacular but befuddling   Rating: The King's...

BRIAN VINER reviews The Lost Daughter 

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Captivating Colman lays bare a mother’s angst: BRIAN VINER reviews The Lost Daughter The Lost Daughter (15, 121 minutes)  Rating: Verdict: Colman is absolute mustard  Spider-Man: No Way Home (12A, 148minutes) Rating...

BRIAN VINER reviews Spider-Man: No Way Home 

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Spider-Man spins a tangled web of plot twists: BRIAN VINER reviews Spider-Man: No Way Home Rating: Tom Holland’s Spider-Man swings back into town today in the nick of time, with box offices everywhere in urgent need...

BRIAN VINER reviews Being The Ricardos 

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Nicole Kidman has a Ball as America's darling: BRIAN VINER reviews Being The Ricardos Being The Ricardos (15, 125 mins) Rating: Verdict: Intelligent and enthralling  West Side Story (12A, 156 mins) Rating: Verdict:...

A magic movie that will cast a spell: BRIAN VINER reviews Encanto

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A magic movie that will cast a spell over you: BRIAN VINER reviews Encanto Encanto (PG, 99 mins) Rating: Verdict: A real charmer A Boy called Christmas (PG, 106 mins)  Rating: Verdict: An early cracker Here's a not...

A very English saga: BRIAN VINER reviews Mothering Sunday 

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A very English saga of lust and loss: BRIAN VINER reviews Mothering Sunday Mothering Sunday (15, 104 min)  Verdict: Gorgeously, ineffably English Rating: Cry Macho (12, 104 min) Verdict: A Mexican-American turkey   ...

Another Diana, but I don’t buy this: BRIAN VINER reviews Spencer 

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Another day, another Diana but sorry, Kristen, I just don't buy this version: BRIAN VINER reviews Spencer Spencer (12A, 111 mins)  Rating: Verdict: A screech of republicanism Eternals (12A, 157 mins)  Verdict: Seems...

BRIAN VINER reveals his top picks of Halloween movies

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From ghoulish tales to gruesome slashers and comedy horrors, BRIAN VINER reveals his top Halloween movie picks at cinemas and on TV and streaming platforms this weekendFrom Scream to The Exorcist, film critic Brian V...

A Sixties dream to die for: BRIAN VINER reviews Last Night In Soho

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A Sixties dream to die for... this thriller lifts lid on dark side of Swinging London: BRIAN VINER reviews Last Night In Soho Last Night In Soho (18, 116 mins)  Verdict: A Sixties nightmare  Rating: Quant (12A, 86 m...

Dune has spice… and daft giant worms, writes BRIAN VINER 

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An epic rises from the sands: It's the sci-fi classic they said was unfilmable. But this Dune has spice... and daft giant worms, writes BRIAN VINER Dune (12A, 155 mins) Rating: Verdict: Out of this world The French ...

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