Philomena

Philomena

In a heart-twisting, mostly wordless sequence near the beginning of Stephen Frear’s film, he shows us a mother’s screaming dashes when her child is being taken from her. Philomena races to a window and sees her young son who is being kept in a different room hoisted from her sight. She tears her crazy feet to…

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Film review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Dear Dad In an efficient sequence at the beginning of his delightful film, the director John Madden depicts the frustrations among Westerners in their increasingly outsourcing world. Newly-widowed Evelyn (Judi Dench), eager to be tech-savvy, is exasperated when a heavily-accented telecommunications call centre staff insists on speaking only to the account-holder — her deceased husband. If The Best Exotic Marigold…