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Lawrence of Arabia (1962) December 16, 2013

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2013 #100

In tribute to the great Peter O’Toole, who passed away on Saturday, today’s advent review is his defining role, and this year’s very special #100.

My Week with Marilyn (2011) October 24, 2013

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2013 #32

Actors act as actors (and other production staff) in this surprisingly excellent, surprisingly true, story.

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2012) October 23, 2013

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2013 #53

If you don’t know that name then you must be a young whippersnapper, because otherwise Ray Harryhausen needs no introduction.

A Trip to the Moon (1902) / The Extraordinary Voyage (2011) October 14, 2013

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2013 #3

Beginning with the week with a review double-bill.

Firstly, Georges Méliès’ silent sci-fi short…

Secondly, a documentary about Méliès and his silent sci-fi short…

The Imposter (2012) August 22, 2013

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2013 #68

A tale so bizarre, fascinating and unbelievable that it can only be true.

The UK TV premiere is on Channel 4 at 9pm tonight.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) June 10, 2013

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2013 #56

It lost out to No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood in 2008’s awards season, but it’s better than either.

Plus, the UK TV premiere is tonight at 10pm on ITV4.

Ip Man 2 (2010) April 28, 2013

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2013 #47

aka The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

From the files of Police Squad comes a classic Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker comedy.

It’s on Film4 (and Film4 HD) tonight at 11:25pm.

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