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  • ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’: Three’s the charm

    December 18, 2014

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      And so it comes to an end – again. Some might argue that, having taken the dense “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and condensed it into three monumental films, Peter Jackson should have had no trouble turning “The Hobbit” into an equally enjoyable and involving one-off. Guess again. The slimmest of J.R.R. Tolkien’s volumes, “The Hobbit” has been extended [...] More »

Latest Interview

  • Jeremy Irons take his tribute in stride

    December 9, 2014

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      Jeremy Irons reclines in a hidden corner of a restaurant on the grounds of Marrakech’s lavish La Mamounia hotel, sipping a warm glass of sweet mint tea. The sun is sinking and there’s a nip in the air, so he’s moved inside from a courtyard where he’d been doing a TV interview. But he admits he’s been [...] More »

Commentary

  • Live from the Marrakech Film Festival: Bruno Barde grows the Moroccan film scene

    December 12, 2014

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    As I’ve worked my way through my first visit to the Marrakech International Film Festival, one thing that struck me was the almost-boutique nature of the festival. Some festivals double as markets – where films without distribution come to be seen and purchased – and make up in quantity what they may lack in quality. Marrakech is [...] More »