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Freda's been a film fan all her life - the best qualification for the job! As well as being a Movie Marker regular, she has her own blog, Talking Pictures - https://fredacooper.wordpress.com/ - and a podcast of the same name - https://soundcloud.com/freda-14/talkingpictures6october2016. She can even be heard burbling on about films every Friday morning on BBC Surrey and Sussex!
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Robert Zemeckis Stars:  Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Daniel Betts Certificate: 15 Released 25th November 2016     If you were paying attention during English at school, you’ll know what pathetic fallacy is.  And if ‘Allied’ is anything to go by,...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Norman Jewison Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant Certificate: 12A Released 18th November 2016   The year is 1967.  The American civil rights movement is at its height.  The Selma march had taken place two years before and...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  David Yates Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton Certificate: 12A Released 18th November 2016     Apart from the first movie in the series, I’ve lived a life almost totally untouched by Harry Potter.  Not that I’m...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Paul Schrader Stars: Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Matthew Cook, Paul Schrader Certificate: 18 Released 18th November 2016     The bad old guys are back in town.  The man behind ‘Raging Bull’ and ‘Taxi Driver’ (slated for a re-release in early...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  James Schamus Stars:  Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond Certificate: 15 Released 18th November 2016   It’s not the best of track records.  Seven of Philip Roth’s novels have been adapted for the big screen, but the results have...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Ken Hughes Stars:  Anthony Newley, Julia Foster, Robert Stephens, Wilfrid Brambell, Warren Mitchell, Roy Kinnear Certificate: 12 Released 14th November 2016   In 1958, Ken Hughes’ half hour play, ‘Sammy’ appeared on British television.  It attracted huge acclaim and turned its...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Alexandra-Therese Keining Stars:  Tuva Jagell, Louise Nyvall, Wilma Holmen, Emrik Ohlander, Alexander Gustavsson, Vilgot Ostwald Vesterlund Certificate: 15 Released 4th November 2016   It was more of a question of “when” rather than “if”.  With Scandi noir a regular on both...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Don Chaffey Stars:  Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Martine Beswick Certificate: PG Released: 24th October 2016   Cinema history may be littered with bikini moments, but only a few have achieved true iconic status.  Ursula Andress in ‘Dr No’ (1962) for one,...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Scott Derrickson Stars:  Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tilda Swinton, Rachel McAdams, Mads Mikkelsen Certificate: 12A Released 25th October 2016   Is there no stopping Marvel?  With a hit-rate that’s the envy of other movie studios, they seemingly can do no wrong. ...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Ken Loach Stars:  Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Briana Shann, Dylan McKiernan Certificate: 15 Released 21st October 2016   It could happen to anybody.  A change in circumstances.  Ill health.  And, all of a sudden, you need help from the state to...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Anthony Harvey Stars:  Katharine Hepburn, Peter O’Toole, Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton Certificate: 12 Released: 17th October 2016   The 1960s were halcyon days for cinemas fans who enjoyed a bit of history – and British history in particular.  The Oscar winning...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Roger Mainwood Stars:  The voices of Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Pam Ferris, Roger Allam, June Brown Certificate: U LFF screening 16th October 2016 Released 28th October 2016   The most British of animations had its world premiere today at the London Film...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Directors:  Nicholas Toller, Doug Sweetland Stars: The voices of Andy Samberg, Katie Crown, Ty Burrell, Jennifer Aniston, Kelsey Grammer Certificate: U Released: 14th October 2016 In case you haven’t heard, storks don’t deliver babies any more.  They stopped doing it 18...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Denis Villeneuve Stars:  Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whittaker, Michael Stuhlbarg Certificate: 12A LFF screenings 11th and 13th October 2016 Released 11th November 2016   In the space of three short years, director Denis Villeneuve has earned himself a formidable reputation as a master...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Olivier Assayas Stars:  Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz Certificate: Tbc LFF screenings 11th and 13th October Released 3rd March 2017 Until recently, Olivier Assayas' ‘Personal Shopper’ was in danger of sinking without trace in the UK.  Metrodome had signed it...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Jim Jarmusch Stars:  Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper, Nellie Certificate: Tbc LFF screenings 10th and 11th October 2016 Released 25th November 2016   The camera looks down on a couple in bed.  She’s asleep, he’s slowly stirring, checks...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Kenneth Lonergan Stars:  Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Matthew Broderick Certificate: tbc LFF screenings 9th and 11th October 2016  Released 13th January 2017   As it approaches its half way point, this year’s London Film Festival has already set...
Reviewer:  Freda Cooper Director:  Andrea Arnold Stars:  Sasha Lane, Shia LaBoeuf, Riley Keough Certificate: 15 LFF screenings 8th and 11th October 2016 Released 14th October 2016   The long – and sometimes winding - tradition of the road movie gets a revival at this year’s London...

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