The BFG (2016). A former Roald Dahl nut has issues with this big-screen version. Find out why.


Film review by Jason Day of the Steven Spielberg directed adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book about a giant befriending a little girl. Featuring Mark Rylance as the BFG.

Director: Steven Spielberg. Walt Disney/Amblin/Walden Media/DreamWorks et al. (PG).


3stars Good worth watching


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New films out in the UK Fri 22 July 2016…read our list to choose what you’ll see


A list of the new films being released across the UK, from Friday 22 July 2016. The big releases are The BFG and Star Trek: Beyond. Use the Find Any Film website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.

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A highly anticipated film version of the beloved Roald Dahl children’s classic, an acronym anyone of a certain age will instantly know stands for Big Friendly Giant (and I’m showing my age as the book was first published in 1982). Steven Spielberg directs this tale of a young London girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and the mysterious Giant, The BFG (Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The official site has the trailer and how to book tickets at your nearest cinema (pretty much all of them around the UK).

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