Articles Posted in the " Stephen Frears " Category

  • Philomena

    Steven’s review comes, as ever, hot off the presses of his marvellous website Make it your next stop. Having lost his job as an advisor to the Labour government, journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) is looking to write a book on Russian history. Instead, he finds himself embroiled in the extraordinary story of Philomena…

  • Tamara Drewe

    A foreigner working through the last ten years of British cinema could be forgiven for thinking that this is a nation composed entirely of council estates, sports fields and leftover shreds of the Second World War. After such a torrent of grittiness, Tamara Drewe feels like it’s going to be a real treat – which makes it even more of a shame when it fails to deliver on almost every level.

  • The Fido Awards

    The Fido awards which are a kind of Oscars for dogs, will take place this weekend at the BFI Southbank in London. Canine characters, puppy protagonists and headlining hounds are becoming more and more frequent on our screens. It’s only fair therefore that their contribution to the world of cinema (which is cluttered with humans) is acknowledged and rewarded.