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TIM BEVAN

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TICKET TO PARADISE (2022)
Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Billie Lourd. Directed by Ol Parker.
CYRANO (2022)
Starring Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Brian Tyree Henry, Ben Mendelsohn and Kelvin Harrison Jr. Directed by Joe Wright.
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO (2021)
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith, Thomasin McKenzie, Terence Stamp, Diana Rigg, Synnøve Karlsen, Connor Calland, Susanne Schraps, Rita Tushingham and Lisa McGrillis. Directed by Edgar Wright.
RADIOACTIVE (2020)
Starring Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Aneurin Barnard, Anya Taylor-Joy, Simon Russell Beale, Jonathan Aris, Corey Johnson, Tim Woodward, Peter Sztojanov Jr and Harriet Turnbull. Directed by Marjane Satrapi.

REVIEWS Radioactive - Middling biopic fails to light up

THE HIGH NOTE (2020)
Starring Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Ice Cube, Zoe Chao, Bill Pullman, June Diane Raphael, Sandra Rosko, Eddie Izzard and Diplo. Directed by Nisha Ganatra.

Set in the dazzling world of the LA music scene comes the story of Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent, and ego, have reached unbelievable heights. Maggie is Grace’s overworked personal assistant who’s stuck running errands, but still aspires to her childhood dream of becoming a music producer. When Grace’s manager presents her with a choice that could alter the course of her career, Maggie and Grace come up with a plan that could change their lives forever.

REVIEWS The High Note - A mid-tempo comedy romp

EMMA. (2020)
Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart, Mia Goth, Josh O'Connor, Callum Turner, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan and Amber Anderson. Directed by Autumn De Wilde.

Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.

REVIEWS Emma. - A dazzling new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic

CATS (2019)
Starring Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Laurie Davidson, Mette Towley, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo and Rebel Wilson. Directed by Tom Hooper.

REVIEWS Cats - No bad kitty, no one is the Jellicle Cat

KING OF THIEVES (2019)
Starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Ray Winstone, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Cox, Kellie Shirley, Francesca Annis and Martha Howe-Douglas. Directed by James Marsh.

REVIEWS King of Thieves - It's brace and bit

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (2019)
Starring Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Joe Alwyn, Maria Dragus, Martin Compston, Jack Lowden, Guy Pearce, David Tennant, Brendan Coyle and Gemma Chan. Directed by Josie Rourke.

Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

REVIEWS Mary Queen of Scots - Shallow regal intrigue

THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING (2019)
Starring Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Angus Imrie, Patrick Stewart, Rebecca Ferguson, Denise Gough, Dean Chaumoo, Rhianna Dorris, Genevieve O'Reilly and Noma Dumezweni. Directed by Joe Cornish.

Alex thinks he's just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.

REVIEWS The Kid Who Would Be King - A fresh look at an old tale

DARKEST HOUR (2018)
Starring Gary Oldman, Stephen Dillane, John Hurt, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Richard Lumsden, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Hannah Steele and Nicholas Jones. Directed by Joe Wright.

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (BAFTA Award winner Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

REVIEWS Darkest Hour - Third time's the charm for Churchill biopic

THE SNOWMAN (2017)
Starring Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.k. Simmons, Val Kilmer, Chloë Sevigny, James D'arcy, Sofia Helin, Jamie Clayton and Toby Jones. Directed by Tomas Alfredson.

When Harry Hole, an elite crime squad’s lead detective, investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

REVIEWS The Snowman - The year's biggest disappointment

BABY DRIVER (2017)
Starring Jon Bernthal, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Eiza González, Flea, Sky Ferreira and Lanny Joon. Directed by Edgar Wright.

A young getaway driver who relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game, but after being coerced into working for a crime boss, he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.

REVIEWS Baby Driver - A spectacular full-throttle symphony

BRIDGET JONES'S BABY (2016)
Starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent and Emma Thompson. Directed by Sharon Maguire.

After breaking up with Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones’s "happily ever after" hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong?

Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack, the suitor who is everything Mr Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.

REVIEWS Bridget Jones's Baby - Redemption 12 years in the making
Bridget Jones - Renee, those underpants & the unlikely heroine

HAIL, CAESAR! (2016)
Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes and Frances McDormand. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.

'Hail, Caesar!' follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

REVIEWS Hail, Caesar! - Behind the scenes of 1950s Hollywood

THE DANISH GIRL (2016)
Starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw and Matthias Schoenaerts. Directed by Tom Hooper.

The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Einar and Gerda Wegener, whose marriage and work are cast into the unknown when Einar begins a ground-breaking journey to become one of the world’s first transgender women, Lili Elbe.

REVIEWS The Danish Girl - A woeful film with wasted potential

THE PROGRAM (2015)
Starring Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons, Dustin Hoffman and Elaine Cassidy. Directed by Stephen Frears.

The film charts the thrilling rise of pro-cyclist Lance Armstrong through the ‘90s and early 2000s, battling cancer, as he and his fellow American teammates dominate and change the quintessentially European sport of cycling. Winning the Tour de France an unprecedented seven times, Lance retires as one of the great sporting heroes of our time, and worth millions of dollars. Sports writer David Walsh is at first charmed by Lance’s charisma and talent, but as he probes further, he believes the world is being sold a lie. After speaking out about his concerns, Walsh finds himself ostracised by the cycling community. As a lone voice he perseveres, but it will be several years before Lance is exposed.

REVIEWS The Program - The man, the myth, the legend, the lies

WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS (2015)
Starring Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski, Wes Bentley, Jon Abrahams, Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez, Alex Shaffer and Jon Bernthal. Directed by Max Joseph.

A coming of age drama about what it takes to find your voice. Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, an aspiring 23 year old DJ named Cole spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James' much younger girlfriend, Sophie. With Cole's forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unravelling, he must choose between love, loyalty, and the future he knows he's destined for.

REVIEWS We Are Your Friends - Come join the party

TRASH (2015)
Starring Martin Sheen, Rooney Mara, Wagner Moura and Selton Mello. Directed by Stephen Daldry.

Three young boys living in Rio make a living picking through mounds of trash. One day they discover a leather bag, the contents of which plunge them into a terrifying adventure.

REVIEWS Trash - Three little diamonds in the rough

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2015)
Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Directed by James Marsh.

The early life of world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane.

REVIEWS The Theory of Everything - ...or not that much after all

THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY (2014)
Starring Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and Oscar Isaac. Directed by Hossein Amini.

1962. A glamorous American couple, the charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his alluring younger wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst), arrive in Athens by boat via the Corinthian Canal. While sightseeing at the Acropolis they encounter Rydal (Oscar Isaac), a young, Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming tourists on the side. Drawn to Colette's beauty and impressed by Chester's wealth and sophistication, Rydal gladly accepts their invitation to dinner.

However, all is not as it seems with the MacFarlands and Chester's affable exterior hides darker secrets. When Rydal visits the couple at their exclusive hotel, Chester presses him to help move the body of a seemingly unconscious man who he claims attacked him. In the moment, Rydal agrees but as events take a more sinister turn he finds himself compromised and unable to pull himself free. His increasing infatuation with the vulnerable and responsive Colette gives rise to Chester's jealousy and paranoia, leading to a tense and dangerous battle of wits between the two men. Their journey takes them from Greece to Turkey, and to a dramatic finale played out in the back alleys of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.

CLOSED CIRCUIT (2013)
Starring Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Jim Broadbent and Ciarán Hinds. Directed by John Crowley.

Following a mysterious explosion in a busy London market, the police swoop, a suspect is detained, and the country prepares for one of the most high-profile trials in British history. Two exceptional lawyers with a romantic history step into a dangerous web of secrets and lies, and when evidence points to a possible British Secret Service cover up, it's not just their reputations, but their lives that are at stake.
ABOUT TIME (2013)
Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy, Lydia Wilson, Lindsay Duncan, Richard Cordery, Joshua McGuire, Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie and Will Merrick. Directed by Richard Curtis.

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim’s father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life - so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that's not to be as easy as you might think.

REVIEWS About Time - Love, laughs and a hint of time travel

I GIVE IT A YEAR (2013)
Starring Rose Byrne, Anna Farris, Simon Baker, Minnie Driver, Rafe Spall, Jason Flemyng, Stephen Merchant and Olivia Colman. Directed by Dan Mazer.

They always say that the first year of marriage is the hardest. So hard, in fact, that watching newlyweds suffer through things can be pretty fertile grounds for comedy. 'I Give It A Year' is a London-set romantic comedy that charts the trials and tribulations of a young, mismatched couple during their first year of marriage.

REVIEWS I Give It A Year - Rose Byrne at the world premiere

ANNA KARENINA (2013)
Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams and Emily Watson. Directed by Joe Wright.

The timeless story powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, while illuminating the lavish society that was imperial Russia. The time is 1874. Vibrant and beautiful, Anna Karenina has what any of her contemporaries would aspire to; she is the wife of Karenin, a high-ranking government official to whom she has bourne a son, and her social standing in St. Petersburg could scarcely be higher. En route to Moscow Anna makes the acquaintance of Countess Vronsky, who is then met at the train station by her son, the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky. When Anna is introduced to Vronsky, there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot – and will not – be ignored.

REVIEWS Anna Karenina - A Russian classic reinvented

LES MISÉRABLES (2012)
Starring Hugh Jackman - Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe - Javert, Amanda Seyfried - Cosette, Anne Hathaway - Fantine, Sacha Baron Cohen - Thénardier, Helena Bonham Carter - Thénardier's Wife, Eddie Redmayne - Marius, Samantha Barks - Eponine, Aaron Tveit - Enjolras and Geoffrey Rush. Directed by Tom Hooper.

Set against the backdrop of 19th century France, 'Les Misérables' tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Ex-prisoner Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

REVIEWS Les Misérables - Hugh and Russell on the red carpet
Les Misérables - A dream unfulfilled

CONTRABAND (2012)
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Giovanni Ribisi, J.k. Simmons, William Lucking, Diego Luna, Caleb Landry Jones, Robert Wahlberg and Lukas Haas. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

REVIEWS Contraband - The master has no worthy challenger

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (2012)
Starring John Hurt, Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Toby Jones, Stephen Graham, Ciarán Hinds and Simon McBurney. Directed by Tomas Alfredson.

REVIEWS Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - Classic spy thriller

ABOUT A BOY (2002)
Starring Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Sharon Small, Madison Cook, Jordan Cook, Nicholas Hutchison, Ryan Speechley and Joseph Speechley. Directed by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz.

REVIEWS About A Boy - All grown up 15 years on

7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE
Starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan, Ben Schnetzer, Denis Ménochet, Lior Ashkenazi, Angel Bonanni, Juan Pablo Raba, Nonso Anozie and Mark Ivanir. Directed by José Padilha.

Based on the 1976 true story of four hijackers who took a plane hostage and forced it to land in Entebbe, Uganda, while they demanded the release of dozens of Palestinian terrorists. The ticking-clock thriller follows the hijackers and hostages as well as the political leaders trying to decide whether to negotiate or send an elite special forces unit on a dramatic rescue mission to free the hostages.

REVIEWS 7 Days in Entebbe - A political thriller missing a real human touch

COVERS
Starring Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Zoe Chao, Kelvin Harrison Jr, Ice Cube, Bill Pullman, June Diane Raphael, Sandra Rosko, Eddie Izzard and Diplo. Directed by Nisha Ganatra.
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