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tv   The Film Review  BBC News  March 31, 2017 5:45pm-6:01pm BST

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very intense, isn't it? it is. single shot, one at shot perth scene. what i love about this, a perfect blend of personal and political. on one hand the story of a father and daughter, on the other hand social corruption is everywhere. every conversation is, that building is being going on for ages, yes it will be a backroom deal, isn't everything? it's a film in which the personalities of the characters completely draw you in and you believe in their personal stories but you also understand it is telling a wider story, about what it means to grow up in a society in which everything seems to be sort of slightly on the wrong side of com pletely slightly on the wrong side of completely honest. as is so brilliant with this director, what he manages to do is get that point across, but never sounds hectoring, you never feel like what you're watching is a political statement. what you feel you're watching is an intense drama in which the doctor, for example, concerned about his daughter, but has a mistress. at one point he says to his wife's,
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eve ryo ne point he says to his wife's, everyone cheats in their final exams. she says, i didn't. and he says, but look where it got you. it's an interesting film about guilt and complicity. some people have compared him to michael hanika. because lots of bad things are happening under the surface of the superficially normal society. yes, but personally i think there is a lot more tenderness and humanity in what is happening here. hanika's film is a terrific but very harsh, very sharp, sometimes accusatory, i think. ghost in the shell. in 1995 anime. scarlettjohansson is a human ghost in the cyber shell in the future. she's a person, a robot, a weapon. that film has become the cause of some controversy about whitewashing, that scarlett johansson was cast in this role. the director of the 95 anime said there is no basis for saying an asian actor must portray that character.
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ita actor must portray that character. it a controversy that has dogged the film. like the plot of the film itself, you can look at this thing, it's a soul of one thing transplanted into a shell which is slightly artificial and slightly more glossy. however, i was strangely impressed by it. i went in with fairly low expectations. i thought it looked terrific. it does a very good job of revoking the future world. people have talked about it looking like blade runner, it looks more like the fifth element. a very cluttered future. i was never bored. ifound, yes it changed and simplify the narrative to some extent, and loses some of the melancholy and depth of its predecessors, but as a piece of multiplex entertainment, it was better than i expected it to be by quite some distance. free fire. the new film by ben wheatley, i'm huge fan of ben wheatley. the story is in boston in the 1970s there was an arms deal going down between a group of people, all of whom are variously
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incompetent. the whole thing looks very volatile and looks like at any moment it could fall apart appallingly, and of course it does. here's a clip. i don't want to get any of those burns on my new... suit. sorry, what was that? ido i do know about you guys but i think the merchandise is a real gas. do you see what you did? gunfire good. ok. .. i'll
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good. ok... i'll overlook it this time. laughter is there a lot of that? there is. what i like about it is this, a tense drama about a bunch of people ina tense drama about a bunch of people in a warehouse, all of whom are armed and all who are fighting each other in various different ways. however, it also has a kind of screwball comedy element. the best way of describing it, it's like a silent movie, slapstick sensibility will but with a soundtrack that reminds you of those loony tunes cartoons, that is really really put together. it keeps you on the edge of your seat. it's tense but also very comic. it's also very near a list it. the idea is all of these people are variously untrustworthy and incompetent. they are all from their ridiculous quotes and foolish mannerisms. vernon keeps saying
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watch and vern, what chand vern. what i liked about it, what ben wheatley and amy jump what i liked about it, what ben wheatley and amyjump managed to do is make it across genre film. yes, it's a thriller but also accommodate but a near list it comedy. it's a comedy about the fact that if you take... people have compared it to, they say it's like the last movement of reservoir dogs stretched out... it's not. it's like that sequence in naked gun two and a half when there isa naked gun two and a half when there is a close rage gunfight with people hiding behind the straight same dustbin, it's like that that stretched over 90 minutes. it has an absurd mr roux. —— absurdity to it. a really terrific cast, and every single one of them clearly rising to the challenge of this, thinking it's a great script. it's beautifully mapped i know nobody ever summed comes out of the cinema and says
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this, but the editing is amazing. laughter use of that quite well. the best of the week is get out. out in cinemas at the moment. have you seen it? not yet. you should. it's described by the director as a social thriller, inspired by rosemary's baby in ste pford inspired by rosemary's baby in stepford wives. it also alludes to hurry horror movies like green room and films like tales from the hood and films like tales from the hood and to sleep with anger. it's a sort of horrifying satire about racism in post—racial america, about liberal, rich white people with this broiling undercurrent of racism. i saw it in a packed cinema and it really play to the crowd. it's done terrifically well and i think it's great. briefly, edge of 17. a coming—of—age drama written and directed by someone who likes the protagonist. smart, funny, intelligent and great performances from hailee steinfeld and woody harrelson. i thought it
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was really touching, very tender and very funny. since this is our last film review and i am on holiday from tomorrow, i'm taking it with me. you will enjoy it. go and see free fire at the weekend. i will do. a quick reminder before we go that you'll find more film news and reviews from across the bbc online at and you can find all our previous programmes on the bbc iplayer. that's it for this week though. thanks for watching. goodbye. gavin, you said this was our last show together an astonishingly you've been here for how many years? hundreds of years. so since it's been such a pleasure and great working with you we thought we couldn't let you go without having a quick montage look back at
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highlights of your career. watch and enjoy. 0h highlights of your career. watch and enjoy. oh dear. 12 years of political violence, two lawler strikes and 9497. in 1975 the close of the factory. a group of off-duty soldiers from nearby army camps were drinking in the horse and groom public house. minutes later there was an explosion killing five and injuring more. some presidents like lyndonjohnson have injuring more. some presidents like lyndon johnson have had injuring more. some presidents like lyndonjohnson have had their time in the white house destroyed by war. other war leaders like roosevelt have been the greatest president this country has ever known. now george bush stands poised for his place in history. finally mr president, you go to europe when you are facing sleazy criticism at home and in the british papers no president has had to face before. my before. myjob is to lead this country in its own path of internal revival.
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the wind is gusting up to 70 miles an hour, the rain coming in the horizontally. it's a measure of the pentagon's's commitment to the state of alaska that they're prepared to spend so much money, time and effort on the defence of an area which is so hostile. hello and welcome for the first time to bbc news 24. i'm gavin esler. i'm sarah montague. would you like to shake hands? would you? i'm prepared to. i was born in glasgow and i spent the first few years of my life living here in clydebank in a council house with my mother, father, two auntie ‘s and my grandmother. it's no exaggeration to say it's areas like this upon which the entire future of scotland will depend. i'm gavin esler, in holyrood in scotla nd i'm gavin esler, in holyrood in scotland on the day it decided its destiny. hello and welcome to a special
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edition of the film review from the red carpet and bfi london film festival. hello and welcome to dateline london's look ahead to 2017. what a i°y london's look ahead to 2017. what a joy for year it's going to be. britain will move calmly towards brexit, the european union will solve all its problems with migration, unemployment and insolvent banks. this donald trump will begin a glorious four years as president, the middle east will finally be at peace and we can all dream. i'm retiring from the bbc to become a clairvoyant. it is so extraordinary and except for the bit where we are on the red carpet and i look like your bouncer! looking at all that, what are you most proud of, is it possible...? i'm very proud of a number of bill clinton interviews i did, including that one, because he was always late. we
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we re one, because he was always late. we were due to interview him at two o'clock in the afternoon in the white house and at two minutes to two o'clock all of our lights blue because the crew plucked strings in the right way. i turned round and said guys, it's ok, don't panic, he's always late. at which point behind me a man with an arkansas voice said, who is always right? i'm kind of proud i managed to hold it together to do that interview. and at peace for which you won the rts award. you said they made you do that ten times? i never... never work with producers and cameramen. they made me do it ten times and after i started to swear and say i've had enough, they said, wejust wa nted i've had enough, they said, wejust wanted to see how long before you would crack. the thing i'm most impressed by how well you held it together on the red carpet. we did a couple of them at the london film festival, one in the howling wind. and another we were interviewing ben wheatley for a film tom huddlestone
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within and the crowd behind, dressed as the avengers, screaming at the top of their voice. nobody could hear what they were saying but you we re hear what they were saying but you were unflustered. i asked questions but didn't hear a single answer. it didn't bother me whatsoever. the film review is great and i will miss it. we will miss you. thank you for doing it for so long. thank you. before the tears, actually be a, here is the weather. thank you gavin, you will be missed by everyone at the weather centre. much better weather today than gavin haddin that review earlier on. some rain in the uk and most of it is across the north west of scotland. we are seeing now this band of thickening cloud to bring some showery rain into wales and the south—west. it will be wet here this evening and through the night. a few showers in northern ireland, turning a bit drier in scotland. the driest
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weather for north—east england. actually my dad last night but very mild last night. showers from the beginning across northern and western areas. whilst we will see some sunshine breaking through now and then, though showers will develop more widely almost anywhere. they may be heavy or even thundery. temperature is a little lower than today, 13—14. perhaps a little higher in the south—east. a chilly start sunday but a fine day. small chance of the shower for northern england, otherwise a nice day day with light winds. pleasantly warm in the sunshine. no talk on trade until you've agreed to pay for the divorce — the eu rejects the government's brexit plan. as guidelines are issued for the eu's brexit strategy, it warns the uk of tough times ahead. talks which are about to start will be difficult, complex and sometimes even confrontational. there is no way around it.
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here, hotels and restaurants warn immigration rules after brexit could leave us short of workers. we'll be looking at what today's draft eu guidelines tell us about the negotiations to come. also tonight... why improvements in a&e and cancer care in england could mean longer waits for routine operations. the beetles, bugs, birds and bees, the beetles and the bugs — a multimillion pound plan to save britiain's most endangered species. and a scotsman pays a flying visit to the newly reopened settle
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