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BRIAN VINER reviews Pieces Of A Woman 

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A shattering tour de force that captures a mother's agony: BRIAN VINER reviews Pieces Of A Woman Pieces Of A Woman (15) Rating: Verdict: Harrowing but compelling Yellow Rose (12) Rating: Verdict: Stand by your ma T...

BRIAN VINER takes a look at the movies to savour in 2021 

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Pass the popcorn, this year's a blockbuster! From Top Gun 2 to the return of The King, BRIAN VINER takes a look at the movies to savour in 2021 As cinemas close, again, this is a meagre week for new releases. So, ins...

BRIAN VINER reviews Blithe Spirit 

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The Dame hams it up in sumptuous remake of Noel Coward's classic: BRIAN VINER reviews Blithe Spirit Blithe Spirit (12A) Verdict: Shallow but fun  Rating: Ham On Rye Verdict: Weird coming-of-age satire  Rating: When...

BRIAN VINER finds Carey Mulligan in a hole but on a roll in The Dig

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Carey Mulligan is in a hole... but on a roll! BRIAN VINER reviews The Dig The Dig (Netflix, 12A) Verdict: Treasurable period drama  Rating: Twist (Sky Cinema, 12)  Verdict: What the Dickens?  Rating: A little like ...

BRIAN VINER reviews News Of The World

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Hold the front page! As Tom Hanks makes his western debut, it's time to hitch your star to a wagon: BRIAN VINER reviews News Of The World News of the World (12A) Verdict: Hanks for the memory  Rating: Malcolm & ...

BRIAN VINER reviews To Olivia 

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These Dahls in despair are too darned wholesome: BRIAN VINER reviews To Olivia To Olivia (PG) Verdict: Watchable, but flawed Rating: I Care A Lot (16+)  Verdict: Black-as-pitch comedy Rating: Forty years ago, a mad...

BRIAN VINER reviews SAS – Red Notice 

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With killer gardeners, Hampstead Heath villains and some very grumpy Black Swans, this thriller is firing blanks: BRIAN VINER reviews SAS - Red Notice SAS: Red Notice (15) Rating: Verdict: A bit of a bomb Silk Road ...

Kate digs deep in rocky romance: BRIAN VINER reviews Ammonite 

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Kate Winslet digs deep in rocky romance: BRIAN VINER reviews Ammonite Ammonite (15) Verdict: Jurassic larks Rating: Tina (15) Verdict: A Turner to prize Rating: Palaeontology, the study of fossils, is not the sexie...

BRIAN VINER reviews Godzilla vs Kong 

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Earth's mightiest beasts come to blows in a chest-thumping blockbuster: BRIAN VINER reviews Godzilla vs Kong Godzilla vs Kong (12a)  Verdict: Needs a big screen  Rating: The notion of an irresistible force confronti...

BRIAN VINER: Godzilla’s gobbled up all the fun in tinseltown! 

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BRIAN VINER: Godzilla's gobbled up all the fun in tinseltown! Whatever happened to the glamour of the movies? It's the very last question that should be asked on Oscars weekend but, honestly where did the fun go? Did...

BRIAN VINER: Nomadland is a tough one to love

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BRIAN VINER: Disney's Oscar hit? It's no fairy tale... It won Frances McDormand a well-deserved gong, but Nomadland is a tough one to love Nomadland (12A) Rating: Verdict: Admirable, but not lovable Heaven knows wha...

Film critic BRIAN VINER reveals big-screen treats as venues reopen

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It's cinemarvellous! Film critic BRIAN VINER reveals a pick 'n' mix of the big-screen treats as venues reopen after lockdown Cinemas are back. The way motion pictures were meant to be seen when they were invented at ...

Hoppy hit or flopsy? BRIAN VINER reviews Peter Rabbit 2 – The Runaway 

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Will Peter's return be a hoppy hit... or a flopsy? BRIAN VINER reviews Peter Rabbit 2 - The Runaway Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (U) Verdict: Liberty-taking sequel Rating:   My New York Year (15) Verdict: Low-key lit...

Modern Cruella is a baddie who deserves our compassion: BRIAN VINER

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This modern Cruella is a baddie who deserves our compassion: BRIAN VINER reviews the new big-screen outing for the dog-killing heiress Cruella (12A) Rating: There is surely no better named baddie in all of children’...

BRIAN VINER looks back at the history of 101 Dalmatians

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As the new Cruella film proves dalmatians haven't yet had their day BRIAN VINER looks back at the history of the well-loved children's novel and why the nation fell in (puppy) love Joyce Kennedy was an actress of mod...

BRIAN VINER reviews A Quiet Place Part II

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Shhh! They're coming to get you... again: BRIAN VINER reviews A Quiet Place Part II A Quiet Place Part II (12) Verdict: More high-wire tension  Rating: Dream Horse (PG)  Verdict: No thoroughbred, sadly  Rating: Mor...

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