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Marion Cotillard and Russell Crowe in A Good Year

A Good Year

  In 1989 former adman Peter Mayle wrote a book about how he left the rat race behind and started a new life in France. A Year in Provence was its name and this humorous memoir set the tone for the TV series that followed, starring John Thaw as the

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Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in American Gangster

American Gangster

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     11 June   John F Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act, 1963 On this day in 1963, the US president, John F Kennedy addressed the nation. In his speech he called for legislation with would

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Sigourney Weaver and cat in Alien


  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 June   Alexis St Martin shot in the stomach, 1822 On this day in the 1822, a 20-year-old Canadian called Alexis Bidagan St Martin was shot in the stomach at close range at a

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Julianne Moore and Anthony Hopkins in Hannibal


This may not be the best film out this week, but it is the one that is shouting loudest. Who doesn’t want to see Anthony Hopkins return to the role of Hannibal the Cannibal after several years of haggling over his fee, which includes an agreement to make one more

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