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i get that all the time. to read. i get that all the time. part one. _ to read. i get that all the time. part one, cold _ to read. i get that all the time. part one, cold the _ to read. i get that all the time. part one, cold the boehringerl to read. i get that all the time. - part one, cold the boehringer road, is an intense triple—header where the personal character arrives to spend the night with a man and his pregnant partner. the more the alcohol flows, the more the debates about modern life and feminism turn into full—blown arguments. element it is not i can't stand that you have thoughts about the world, it's that i can't stand the thoughts about the world that you have. it is about the world that you have. it is a darkly funny and uncomfortably credible detection of a bickering couple. writer—director lawrence michael has a real handle on the way that partners can remember things differently and contradict each other in public. in part two, cold the bear by the boathouse, the story becomes a film shoot featuring the same actors in slightly different roles. ~ , ., ., ., , roles. whenever you are ready. abbott is now _ roles. whenever you are ready. abbott is now a _ roles. whenever you are ready. abbott is now a controlling - roles. whenever you are ready. - abbott is now a controlling director who plays mind games with actress alison, and it is incredibly stressful to watch him torture her. yet as the shoot descends into near
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chaos, black bear is bitterly brilliantly funny, offering insights into the film—making process. you into the film-making process. you are in love — into the film-making process. you are in love with _ into the film—making process. wm. are in love with her. you are. i know it. are in love with her. you are. i know it— know it. explores uncritically extreme that _ know it. explores uncritically extreme that creative - know it. explores uncritically| extreme that creative people know it. explores uncritically - extreme that creative people can go to for their art and well the first part shows what we already knew, that aubrey plaza is great at sarcastic, deadpan comedy comedy second part demonstrates her talent as a serious dramatic actress. it is on digital now. next up, a documentary about the man who gave star wars the green light and suggested that the character of ripley in alien should be a woman. the most influential movie executive you have never heard of. doing his career, he has been an agent, a producer, an executive at a studio head. with 150 academy awards nominations and 50 academy award winds, he is one of the most prominent executives in the history of hollywood. not that any of this impress me much growing up, just as my dad spent years trying to escape
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the shadow of his own illustrious father. i tried anything i could to do the same. father. i tried anything i could to do the same-— father. i tried anything i could to do the same. . . , do the same. laddie, the man behind the movies. — do the same. laddie, the man behind the movies, tells _ do the same. laddie, the man behind the movies, tells the _ do the same. laddie, the man behind the movies, tells the story _ do the same. laddie, the man behind the movies, tells the story of - do the same. laddie, the man behind the movies, tells the story of the - the movies, tells the story of the hollywood producer alan ladd the movies, tells the story of the hollywood producer alan lader, known as laddie. he was the son of hollywood actor alan ladd. during his career, he has worked on many successful films. his career, he has worked on many successfulfilms. the his career, he has worked on many successful films. the documentary mater and also doctor tries to understand his world, and speaks to many of his collaborators. he understand his world, and speaks to many of his collaborators.— many of his collaborators. he said, i think you — many of his collaborators. he said, i think you are _ many of his collaborators. he said, i think you are really _ many of his collaborators. he said, i think you are really talented - many of his collaborators. he said, i think you are really talented and l i think you are really talented and i think you are really talented and i really— i think you are really talented and i really love american graffiti and what _ i really love american graffiti and what else — i really love american graffiti and what else do you have? sol i really love american graffiti and what else do you have? so i said, let's do it- — what else do you have? so i said, let's do it- i _ what else do you have? so i said, let's do it. i particularly _ what else do you have? so i said, let's do it. i particularly enjoyed l let's do it. i particularly en'oyed heanna let's do it. i particularly en'oyed hearing from i let's do it. i particularly en'oyed hearing from directorh let's do it. i particularly enjoyed hearing from director ridley - let's do it. i particularly enjoyed i hearing from director ridley scott, who explains how laddie helped make alien, blade runner and thelma and louise a reality. many women in the
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industry also explain how to get him a chance when other studios wouldn't. at one point, he is described as gender blind. with; wouldn't. at one point, he is described as gender blind. why do are all have _ described as gender blind. why do are all have to _ described as gender blind. why do are all have to be _ described as gender blind. why do are all have to be made _ described as gender blind. why do are all have to be made for- described as gender blind. why do are all have to be made for men? | are all have to be made for men? laddie _ are all have to be made for men? laddie up— are all have to be made for men? laddie up himself— are all have to be made for men? laddie up himself appears - are all have to be made for men? laddie up himself appears muchl are all have to be made for men? i laddie up himself appears much less couple talking about his own career and is unaccustomed to being in the spotlight and may be inevitably some areas are skipped over by his director daughter. at times, this feels like a parental unit thanj, basila tribute to an impressive career, loaded with film trivia and reminders of classics you will want to rewatch immediately. it is on digital from to rewatch immediately. it is on digitalfrom monday, the 26th of april. now to a music documentary and the brilliantly named sisters with transistors. guillamon technology is a tremendous liberator. it blows up power structures. women were naturally drawn to electronic music. you did not have to _ drawn to electronic music. you did not have to be _ drawn to electronic music. you did not have to be accepted _ drawn to electronic music. you did not have to be accepted by - drawn to electronic music. you did not have to be accepted by any - drawn to electronic music. you did not have to be accepted by any of| not have to be accepted by any of the male dominated areas, the record
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stations and concert venues. narrated by laurie anderson, it is a riveting film about the electronic missing pioneers you may never have heard of, perhaps because they are all women. i was enthralled by the black—and—white footage of clara rock moore, a glamorous lithuanian violinist who amazed the world as a theremin soloist in the 1970s. there is also amazing archive footage of the various female electronic resistance, including delia derbyshire, who made the doctor cameco theme tune in 1973. we have to sha -e cameco theme tune in 1973. we have to shape and — cameco theme tune in 1973. we have to shape and mould _ cameco theme tune in 1973. we have to shape and mould the _ cameco theme tune in 1973. we have to shape and mould the sounds. - cameco theme tune in 1973. we have to shape and mould the sounds. it i to shape and mould the sounds. [it has to shape and mould the sounds. has 20 to to shape and mould the sounds. it has 20 to say about how creative people are shaped by world events. derbyshire describes being inspired by the abstract sound of air raid sirens. , ., , ., ., . , sirens. the history of women has been story _ sirens. the history of women has been story of _ sirens. the history of women has been story of silence. _ sirens. the history of women has been story of silence. the - sirens. the history of women has been story of silence. the film i been story of silence. the film concludes _ been story of silence. the film concludes with _ been story of silence. the film concludes with a _ been story of silence. the film concludes with a compelling i been story of silence. the film - concludes with a compelling message about the bias of music in history and demands a change in the way that missing is taught. if you are after
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a fascinating alternative history of electronic music, rent this and turn up electronic music, rent this and turn up the sound. it is in virtual cinemas are now. go to modern films dot—com. onto a film with absolutely no women in it, the oak room. a concept thriller set in a bar in snowy canada. the element i am cleaning up the place. you want the door. guess who comes in acting like a big shot. based on peterjen way presently, it stars a lone late—night punter, steve, who clearly has history with the bartender. i clearly has history with the bartender.— clearly has history with the bartender. . ,., , bartender. i have something better than cash. bartender. i have something better than cash- i — bartender. i have something better than cash. i have _ bartender. i have something better than cash. i have a _ bartender. i have something better than cash. i have a story. - bartender. i have something better than cash. i have a story. was i than cash. i have a story. was t in: than cash. i have a story. was trying to _ than cash. i have a story. was trying to kill. _ than cash. i have a story. was trying to kill, the _ than cash. i have a story. was trying to kill, the pair - than cash. i have a story. —" trying to kill, the pair tried stories and so the action turns to a story within a story. steve's ends up story within a story. steve's ends up telling a mysterious tale about a guy walking into a bar in eerily similar circumstances to the one they are in. this
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similar circumstances to the one they are in-_ similar circumstances to the one the arein. ., , they are in. as sure as i am sitting here riaht they are in. as sure as i am sitting here right now. _ they are in. as sure as i am sitting here right now. i _ they are in. as sure as i am sitting here right now. i am _ they are in. as sure as i am sitting here right now. i am getting i they are in. as sure as i am sitting here right now. i am getting this l here right now. i am getting this bad, _ here right now. i am getting this bad, bad — here right now. i am getting this bad, bad vibe _ here right now. i am getting this bad, bad vibe from _ here right now. i am getting this bad, bad vibe from the - here right now. i am getting this bad, bad vibe from the sky. i here right now. i am getting this bad, bad vibe from the sky. thel bad, bad vibe from the sky. the performances — bad, bad vibe from the sky. performances are bad, bad vibe from the sky. tin; performances are variable. bad, bad vibe from the sky.- performances are variable. some actors cover more heightened comic tone and others. but i enjoyed the way that explores the art of storytelling, the dark sense of humour, and the twilight zone vibe. it is on digitalfrom monday, april the 26. when i was a kid, teenagers would write their romantic fantasies in their diaries, but young suzanne landon has turned hers into a feature that was selected by the can film festival.
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she writes, directs and stars in spring blossom as suzanne, a 16—year—old schoolgirl in paris who is monumentally bored. it is when she spots 35—year—old actor raphael, she spots 35—year—old actor raphael, she is smitten, and a hesitant romance begins during his time performing at a local theatre. this is a convincing portrait of a possibly inappropriate erotic obsession. i was torn between viewing it as a concerned adult and reminiscing about my own teenage crushes. it is certainly refreshing to have michelle entirely from the point of view of the girl. london was 15 when she wrote this, so it feels very authentic. her performances pleasingly quickly and tremendously assured. this captures the awkwardness of young romance and indulges in playful stylistics irish is. it could almost
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be the work of a young, french miranda july, with an emphasis on the french. suzanne was my on—screen parents are terribly cosmopolitan and matter of fact about sexual matters. it is no surprise do not that she is the daughter of actors. spring blossom is on curzon home cinema now and it will be in cinemas when they open. finally, a tribute to one of the well�*s most famous fashion designers. yellow in the 60s, he decided that it is ok to use a japanese person, 60s, he decided that it is ok to use ajapanese person, a person that look like me with brown skin. what he was selling was not a colour of skin. the documentary house of cardin is a pasty, colourful insight into the work of cardin. he was actually born in italy but made to paris in 19115. after working for
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christian dr, he launched the eponymous brand with a famous bubble address, designing from glasses to aeroplanes. in archive interviews, the young cardin comes off as pretty pleased with himself. he is rather endearing in his old age. this was filmed before he died last year at the age of 98. it is most remarkable for its eye—popping footage of fashion shows that were way ahead of their time. fashion shows that were way ahead of theirtime. some fashion shows that were way ahead of their time. some of his futuristic designs look fabulously outrageous even now. it is designs look fabulously outrageous even now. . ~' designs look fabulously outrageous even now. , ~ ., designs look fabulously outrageous even now. ., ., ., even now. it is kind of amazing. this is an _ even now. it is kind of amazing. this is an enjoyable _ even now. it is kind of amazing. this is an enjoyable portrait i even now. it is kind of amazing. this is an enjoyable portrait of l even now. it is kind of amazing. j this is an enjoyable portrait of a real self—starter, with no shortage of flamboyant fashionistas to regale us with colourful tales. famous faces include naomi campbell, sharon stone, and more surprisingly, alice cooper, who tells an amusing story involving bianca jagger and a broom cupboard. it is out on the 26th of
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april. transfer watching with me, anna smith. mark kermode will be back next week. meantime, stay safe. you really don't need to prove anything to me. i prefer weak, sickly men. good afternoon. the settled spell of weather will continue notjust through today but into the weekend as well. but we are still going to have some rather chilly mornings as you saw there in northamptonshire, followed by a leap in temperature as we get into the afternoon and it stays dry as you saw. that's because of the high pressure that is with us — centred to the east, slipping a little bit further north, so it's allowing more isobars into the south and southern half of the uk, which means a bit more breeze and we will notice the effect of that breeze as well. as we are doing today across the channel islands and the south—west. it is quite strong, actually. that is tempering the feel of things here. temperatures not quite as high
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as they were yesterday. this is the satellite picture from earlier but there will be very little change throughout the rest of the day. a little bit of cloud and perhaps the odd shower for the northern isles with temperatures at around eight or nine here. a little bit lower in the south—west, but generally for many areas, perhaps the highest they have been this week at 18—19 degrees and possibly 20 in the north—east of wales. it will drop away under the starry skies again quite quickly, but because we have attained high temperatures by day, they won't be as low by a degree or two tonight but still cold for most of us with a touch of frost in a few localities. that will continue to be a risk as we go into the weekend but otherwise it will stay fine and feel warm for most of us by day with a few subtle changes. on saturday, there is a little bit of cloud to clear and some morning fog as well but that should melt away. there mightjust be a bit more high cloud around but we have still got that breeze, perhaps picking up a little bit more in eastern areas as well. we still have relatively high levels of pollen for many, just coming a little bit down in the north—east.
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we are starting to pick up a breeze from the north sea, which will also take our temperatures here down a little bit - 11 to 13, which isn't as high as today. and again, in southern areas, we have got that brisk breeze. so, temperatures are probably not quite as high tomorrow as they are or will be today. as we go through saturday night into sunday, again a starry sky with just a hint and a little bit more cloud coming in. just patchy frost really but it is a risk and it is a concern for farmers and growers. and that cloud mayjust hang around a little bit more across parts of scotland, central and eastern england on sunday. still not spoiling the day but bringing the temperatures down and here it will feel a little bit cooler of course with some sunshine to enjoy as well.
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at 6pm... the uk's most widespread miscarriage ofjustice — dozens of former postmasters convicted of fraud and theft have their convictions quashed by the court of appeal. cheering celebrations as their names are finally cleared — the 39 men and women had been found guilty because of flaws in the computer system installed in post office branches. i am not a thief. i am not a fraudster. i'm an honest person, and that... that's it. that's everything i want. the post office has apologised. now there are calls for a public inquiry. also tonight: the whole country is running out of oxygen, ok 7 the city is, we are, everybody is. india's covid crisis — we report from a hospital in delhi
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as some patients die because of a lack of oxygen. the prime minister's former chief adviser,

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