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Film review: Macbeth

Shakespeare’s prophecies, bloody rivalries, murder and hauntings are given a contemporary militaristic edge in this London production of Macbeth, starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma.

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Festival caters to our love of French cinema

A two-part film about the legendary Three Musketeers – one starring former ‘Bond Girl’ Eva Green – gets the French Film Festival off to a swashbuckling start, but this year’s fare also includes romance, science fiction and a touch of culinary magic.


Maestro: fact or fiction?

Just how accurate is the Oscar-nominated biopic Maestro? Hannah Neophytou of State Opera ­– which will co-present a production of Bernstein’s operetta Candide in May ­– compares some of the events in the film to what happened in real life.

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Film review: Priscilla

Sofia Coppola’s film shows how Elvis’s courtship of the very young Priscilla locked her in a gilded cage that had little to do with love and a lot to do with his immature notion of what marriage should be.

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Film review: Maestro

Music and love lifted Bradley Cooper’s first outing as director and star, A Star is Born, to a cultural moment. In Maestro, he elevates the theme to magnificence.

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Film review: One Life

The British Film Festival opens with the forgotten story of a handful of English men and women in Prague who brought Czech children to safety on the verge of the First World War.