Movie review: Bleed For This (15)

Boxing movies trade in clichés, but the great ones – Raging Bull, The Fighter, even the first Rocky – understand that the human element surrounding the sport is what makes it compelling on screen.


Review: Chi-Raq

Director Spike Lee gets back to something like his provocative best with Chi-Raq, a brash piece of agitprop about the need for gun control in America.

LOVE AND POLITICS:  Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo at the premiere of A United Kingdom in London.
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Review: A United Kingdom (12A)

By Alistair Harkness

A United Kingdom refashions the traditional 1940s period drama in a subtly interesting way.

FESTIVE SPIRIT: Billy Bob Thornton in Bad Santa 2.

review: Bad Santa 2

Given the amount of saccharine tosh we’re subjected to each and every winter, it’s perhaps no surprise that, much like an over-excited kid on Christmas Day, we embraced Bad Santa with open arms when it was released back in 2003.

LOVE CONQUERS ALL: Rosamund Pike as Ruth William andd David Oyelowo as Seretse Khama in A United Kingdom out now.
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The power of love

Rosamund Pike’s latest film depicts the true-life romance of an African prince and a British woman. Susan Griffin reports.

MAGIC: Eddie Redmayne stars in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
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Magical adventure

Eddie Redmayne stars in the new Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He spoke to Susan Griffin.

MAGIC: Eddie Redmayne in the new Harry Potter prequel.
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Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (12A)

There’s something almost instantly delightful about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

CHARMED LIFE: Amy Adams as Susan Morrow in Nocturnal Animals.        Picture: PA Photo/Universal.

The rise of a fairy princess

Five times Oscar-nominated Amy Adams is currently starring in two thought-provoking movies. She spoke to Susan Griffin.

LOVE: Michael Fassbender as Tom Sherbourne and Alicia Vikander as Isabel Graysmark Sherbourne.
 PICTURE: PA Photo/Entertainment One.

Love story

Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender discuss their new film, romantic drama The Light Between Oceans, with Susan Griffin.

cCutting remarks: Mark Kermode on stage. The film critic is heading to Yorkshire.

Movie man Mark Kermode on the magic of cinema

Mark Kermode is one of our best known film critics. Ahead of his appearance in Leeds with Simon Mayo this weekend, he talks to Chris Bond about the magic of cinema.

Serena Armitage  who star in Stutterer,

YP Comment: Film hotspot

It’s been a pretty good year for Serena Armitage. In February the Yorkshire-born filmmaker won an Oscar for her film Stutterer and now she is launching her own production company.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Dr Strange.

Benedict Cumberbatch: From Sherlock to Marvel’s Dr Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch is ready to tackle new territory as Marvel superhero Dr Strange. He spoke to Gemma Dunn.


VIDEO: New Michael Jackson Thriller project revealed by John Landis in Sheffield

Michael Jackson fans are to be thrilled all over again with a 'spectacular' new top secret Thriller project, original director John Landis has revealed during a visit to Sheffield.
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Hollywood calls for Horsforth film-maker

Hollywood calls for Horsforth film-maker

A Leeds film-maker is mixing with the Hollywood A-list after his movie was chosen to feature in a Los Angeles festival screening.

On the run:  Langdon (Tom Hanks) and Sienna (Felicity Jones) in the new movie Inferno.

Robert Langdon returns

A decade after The Da Vinci Code, Ron Howard tells Susan Griffin about the latest in the Dan Brown series, Inferno.

Big adventure: The latest sequel to The Da Vinci Code.

Review: Inferno (12A)

It takes real effort to make a film as heroically awful as Inferno, so if nothing else Ron Howard and Tom Hanks deserve credit for their ongoing commitment to bringing the Dan Brown-sourced franchise to the big screen in such dire fashion.

Newcomer: Sasha Lane in American Honey.

Review: American Honey (15)

Andrea Arnold’s US debut American Honey (after Red Road, Fish Tank and her artful adaptation of Wuthering Heights) is the antithesis of what we think of as mainstream commercial filmmaking in every way but one – at close to three hours it’s incredibly indulgent, to the point where any goodwill towards what she’s attempting starts to dissipate.

Hollywood filmmaking legend John Landis

WIN: Thriller director John Landis talk tickets in Sheffield

Hollywood legend John Landis - who directed Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller video - will give a talk in Sheffield this weekend and we have the last tickets to be won in our free competition.

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Watching you:  Emily Blunt as Rachel Watson. Picture: PA Photo/Entertainment One.

Ticket to ride

Will the film of besteller The Girl on the Train grip audiences? Susan Griffin chats to the cast about its central themes.

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Jenny Hanley - 27 Feb 2009
Jenny Hanley

Bond girl Jenny Hanley on how she dealt with Warren Beatty’s advances

She fought off 007, Count Dracula… and Warren Beatty. Now Bond girl Jenny Hanley is coming to Bradford. Exclusive interview by Tony Earnshaw.

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