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The 10 best films of 2019

There goes another year; come and gone. And another raft of triumphant, multifarious, breathtakingly original films have joined the ranks of all time classics.

Forget The Queen’s Corgi. The Laundromat never happened. We’ve moved on. All is forgiven. Perhaps.

Focus instead on the cream of the crop. Those cinematic charmers, devastators, thrillers and chillers that drew audiences to screens across the globe.

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Lowry would be ‘dead chuffed’ with my film | Adrian Noble Interview

Adrian Noble has more Olivier award nominations to his name than there are scenes in his new film – Mrs Lowry & Son – set outside the former character’s bedroom. To wit, Noble is best known as being among the RSC’s longest-serving executives and for producing acclaimed hits right from The Winter’s Tale to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. He is, in other words, a master of stagecraft. 

So, one wonders, why did he not insist on taking Martin Hesford’s inherently theatrical script in that direction?

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6 films for the Summer holidays

Six weeks, no school.

While we’re loath to suggest anyone should lock their children in a dark, quiet room everyday for the entirety of the Summer holidays, a trip to the cinema could well save parents from some very long afternoons.

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of six upcoming films to keep the kids busy during the Summer holidays.

For an hour and a half at least.

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