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Hospitality in the Park finishes off a summer of incredible one-day festivals in London

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  by Neil Bennett For those of us too lazy or busy to trek out of London for Secret Garden Party or Boomtown, this summer has seen some outstanding one-day festivals. (OK, some of them call themselves two-day or weekend festivals, but they’re not fooling anyone. Each day’s line-up is self-contained to appeal to a […]

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

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Directed by Ron Howard Starring The Beatles In UK Cinemas September 15th, 2016 by Michael Anderson It’s fair to say that any new Beatles documentary better have one hell of an angle to justify itself, and from its title onwards Ron Howard’s Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years tries its utmost to convince you […]

73rd Venice Film Festival

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73rd Venice Film Festival August 31st to September 10th, 2016 View our Venezia 73 photo gallery — — Arrival Directed by Denis Villeneuve Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg by Laura Patricia Jones Aliens exist, they’re here, they’ve landed and their intentions are unclear. There have been countless attempts at alien […]

Venice Film Festival: One More Time With Feeling

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One More Time With Feeling Directed by Andrew Dominik Starring Nick Cave by Jenny Donoghue Shot by The Assassination of Jesse James‘ Andrew Dominik, mostly in black and white and 3D, One More Time With Feeling is a gorgeous treat of a film that feels somewhere between a great piece of art and a satisfying […]

Venice Film Festival: The Journey

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The Journey Directed by Nick Hamm Starring Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore, John Hurt and Toby Stephens by Laura Patricia Jones A political cocktail of banter and bromance probably wasn’t how Nick Hamm intended his fictional interpretation of the Northern Ireland peace talks to be interpreted, but that’s how it felt as I spent […]

Venice Film Festival: The Bad Batch

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The Bad Batch Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour Starring Suki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribisi, Yolonda Ross, Cory Roberts, Louie Lopez, Keanu Reeves and Jim Carrey by Laura Patricia Jones “Beyond this fence is no longer the territory of Texas. That hereafter no person within the territory beyond this fence is a resident of the […]

Venice Film Festival: Les Beaux Jours D’Aranjeux

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Les Beaux Jours D’Aranjeux Directed by Wim Wenders Starring Reda Kateb, Sophie Semin, Jens Harzer and Nick Cave by Jenny Donoghue Not many 3D films open with a writer staring at his typewriter and an apple on a tiny table. Adapted by director Wim Wenders from Peter Handke’s play, Les Beaux Jours D’Aranjeux is not […]

Venice Film Festival: King of the Belgians

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King of the Belgians Directed by Jessica Woodworth & Peter Brosens Starring Peter Van Den Begin, Lucie Debay, Titus De Voogdt and Bruno Georis by Jenny Donoghue What do you do when you’re King of Belgium and your country falls apart while you’re stuck in Turkey? That’s the question in this surprisingly quirky comedy drama […]

Venice Film Festival: Piuma

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Piuma Directed by Roan Johnson Starring Luigi Fedele, Blu Yoshimi, Michela Cescon, Sergio Pierattini, Francesco Colella, Francesca Antonelli, Bruno Sgueglia and Francesca Turrini by Jenny Donoghue At first encounter, Piuma has what appears to be both the aesthetic and plot of an Italian version of 2007’s Juno. As a fan of the original, I wasn’t […]

73rd Venice Film Festival: Photo Gallery

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Photos by Laura Patricia Jones