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The Business of Film: Athlete A, I'm Your Woman & Outside The Wire

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The Business of Film: Athlete A, I'm Your Woman & Outside The Wire
With UK cinemas closed, James Cameron-Wilson looks at the worldwide box office numbers so far for 2021. For review, he picks hotly-tipped Netflix documentary Athlete A, about the treatment and abuse of young female American athletes. He admires fresh crime drama I'm Your Woman, starring Rachel Brosnahan. And he is fascinated by futuristic sci-fi thriller Outside The Wire. He also celebrate the restoration of Agatha Christie's favourite cinema, The Paignton Picture House, the first purpose-built cinema in Europe.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Netflix's push into movie-making, Pieces of a Woman & One Night in Miami

Simon Rose
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The Business of Film: Netflix's push into movie-making, Pieces of a Woman & One Night in Miami
With no cinemas open in the UK, James Cameron-Wilson looks at the news that Netflix is to move into movie-making in a big way, announcing a slate of 70 films featuring some major star names. He reviews one of Netflix's big hopes for awards glory, Pieces of a Woman starring our own Vanessa Kirby as well as One Night in Miami, a fictionalised account of an amazing night in American history. He also looks at the nominations for their awards just announced by the London Film Critics Circle.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: The Midnight Sky, Soul, Dick Johnson Is Dead & Death to 2020

Simon Rose
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The Business of Film: The Midnight Sky, Soul, Dick Johnson Is Dead & Death to 2020
James Cameron-Wilson runs us through the last box office chart of 2020 before the cinemas were all closed again. With streaming service still providing plenty of new content, he looks at The Midnight Sky, starring and directed by George Clooney, at Pixar's new hotly-tipped animated feature Soul, at Kirsten Johnson's documentary Dick Johnson Is Dead and at Charlies Brooker's Death to 2020.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: A review of cinema in 2020 and a look ahead to the Oscars

Simon Rose
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The Business of Film: A review of cinema in 2020 and a look ahead to the Oscars
Revealing the top grossing films of 2020 in the UK, James Cameron-Wilson looks back at what was an extraordinary year, with cinemas not just struggling to fill their seats but for long periods forbidden even to open their doors. James reveals his favoured films (1917, Portrait of a Lady on Fire & I Am Greta) as well as the top acting performances of the year. Although the Oscars have been pushed back, he assesses who the hot contenders for the coveted statuettes are.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Wonder Woman 1984, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom & Nothing To Hide

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The Business of Film: Wonder Woman 1984, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom & Nothing To Hide
Low-tiered James Cameron-Wilson managed to get to see Wonder Woman 1984, one of the only blockbusters released this year. He also reviews Netflix's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, with Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman tipped for Oscars. He is less enthusiastic about Dreamland with Margot Robbie or Victorian melodrama Gone Away. However, he strongly recommends Nothing To Hide, a hilarious French comedy, which is one of several remakes of a recent Italian film.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Ava, Murder Me Monster & The Prom

Simon Rose
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The Business of Film: Ava, Murder Me Monster & The Prom
James Cameron-Wilson, overjoyed to be back in a cinema again, discusses the boost to the box office just as restrictions in many areas will reverse it. He reviews Netflix's female assassin movie Ava, starring Jessica Chastain. He looks at the Argentinian film Murder Me, Monster on Curzon Home Cinema. And he delights in the exuberance of The Prom, another Netflix title, starring James Corden Meryl Streep.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Mank, Uncle Frank & Babyteeth

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The Business of Film: Mank, Uncle Frank & Babyteeth
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, shooting up 1,586%, but to a still-pitiful level. He reviews the new Netflix David Fincher film Mank about the making of Citizen Kane, which is already tipped for awards glory. His favourite of the week though is a more modest piece starring Paul Bettany called Uncle Frank. And he looks at the much-admired Australian teen drama Babyteeth, just out on DVD and Blu-Ray.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Yes, God, Yes, Possessor & Happiest Season

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The Business of Film: Yes, God, Yes, Possessor & Happiest Season
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the sad UK box office chart with fewer than 30 cinemas open (Home Alone is #1). He looks at new Netflix offering, Yes, God, Yes about a religious, naive young woman in the early days of online chatting. Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor, starring Andrea Riseborough, he found stomach-turning. But he was very taken with gay-themed romcom Happiest Season, starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, which he recommends strongly.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Unhinged, Hillbilly Elegy & Arkansas

Simon Rose
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The Business of Film: Unhinged, Hillbilly Elegy & Arkansas
With Welsh cinemas open again, as well as some in Scotland, James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest dismal box office chart for the UK. He reviews the Russell Crowe thriller Unhinged, now out on DVD and Blu-Ray, having missed some of the film in the cinema through the unexpected absence of advertisements. He also looks at the Oscar-tipped Netflix premiere of Hillbilly Elegy, starring Glenn Close and Amy Adams and directed by Ron Howard, as well as black comedy Arkansas, starring Liam Hemsworth.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: The Painted Bird, The Life Ahead & Totally Under Control

Simon Rose
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The Business of Film: The Painted Bird, The Life Ahead & Totally Under Control
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office (operational only in Scotland) before turning his attention to the Blu-Ray release of The Painted Bird, a much-garlanded Czech film set in World War II. On Netflix, he looks at The Life Ahead, Sophia Loren's first film for 16 years, for which she's already being tipped for an Oscar nomination. And on various platforms, there is the documentary Totally Under Control, about the US response to the Covid pandemic.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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