Phoenix

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London
Venue name: Phoenix
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Address: 4
Midland Street
Leicester
LE1 1TG
  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    He turns 80 this year and claims ‘Gran Torino’ was his last outing as an actor. But, as a director, Clint Eastwood is keeping his nose to the grindstone. He spent the end of 2009 filming a Peter Morgan-penned thriller, ‘Hereafter’, in Europe and t...
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  • Polanski's first feature, a model of economic, imaginative film-making which, in many ways, he has hardly improved upon since. The story is simplicity itself: a couple destined for a yachting weekend pick up a hitch-hiker, and during the apparen...
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  • Australia's answer to Chariots of Fire, similarly buoyed up by a fulsome nationalistic fervour, and coincidentally also featuring two sprinters whose friendly rivalry leads not to the Olympic track but to the World War I battlefront of Gallipoli. ...
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  • Few enough films deal with the traumatic experience of the First World War, and Asquith deserves some credit for tackling the disastrous Gallipoli campaign. His gilded youth protagonists now look unbearably priggish: 'Just fetch my bath-water in t...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Following the model of his ‘In Search of Mozart’, director Phil Grabsky has realised another highly entertaining and informative biography, presenting Beethoven as a working artist rather than a caricatured grumpy genius. Instead of one narrator d...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    If you loved watching Peggy Olson transform from mousy secretary to creative boss lady in ‘Mad Men’, you might have feminist issues with this retro French romcom. It’s très chic and charming but a bit disappointing when you see where it’s headed. ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    Not all servant /master relationships can match the jolly familiarity of the residents of Downton Abbey. August Strindberg’s 1888 play, adapted for the screen by Liv Ullman, paints a far more vicious and resentful portrait of life in a palatial co...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    While not exactly a Hollywood nailbiter, Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf has cranked up the voltage from his trademark stately style in this newsworthy drama. The opening credits to ‘The President’ tell us we’re in an ‘unnamed country’, but th...
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