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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...

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...

BRIAN VINER reviews Luca… Pixar’s bid for another monster hit 

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Charming, yes. But this sea yarn won't reel you in like Nemo: BRIAN VINER reviews Luca... Pixar's bid for another monster hit Rating: Pixar and disappointment, like fish and bicycles, are two words that rarely belon...

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 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 ...

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...

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...

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 Everybody’s Talking About Jamie 

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We need to talk about Jamie... he's lost on the small screen: BRIAN VINER reviews Everybody's Talking About Jamie Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (12A, 115 mins) Rating: Verdict: Energetic but flimsy Gunpowder Milks...

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: Daniel Craig signs off in stylish Bond finale

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BRIAN VINER: Double-O heaven! Daniel Craig signs off in stylish Bond finale, but he's as touchy-feely as he's steely No Time To Die (12A, 163 mins) Verdict: Baffling but brilliant  Rating: At long last, the new Bond...

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 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...

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 ...

BRIAN VINER reviews biopic King Richard

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Will Smith is ace but tale of tennis sisters isn't quite a smash hit: BRIAN VINER reviews biopic King Richard about two star sisters' tiger dad KING RICHARD (TBC) Rating: Twenty years have passed since Will Smith pl...

Call 999, this plot needs life-support! BRIAN VINER reviews Ambulance 

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Call 999, this plot needs life-support! BRIAN VINER reviews Ambulance Ambulance (15, 136 mins) Verdict: Not really roadworthy Rating: The Worst Person in the World (15, 128 mins) Verdict: A Nordic masterpiece Rating...

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