Der mude Tod/Destiny (1921). 4 out of 5 stars for Fritz Lang’s inventive silent drama.

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Film review by Jason Day of Der mude Tod (1921), also known as Destiny, the expressionist silent drama by Fritz Lang. Starring Lil Dagover.

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4 star rating very good lots to enjoy

 

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New films out in the UK Friday 11 November 2016. Want to know what’s on? Read our list to find out.

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A list of the new films released across the UK, from Friday 11 November 2016. The big release is American Pastoral directed by and starring Ewan McGregor. Use the Film List website for details of which cinema nearest to you will show these movies.

American Pastoral

Actor Ewan McGregor makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of the Philip Roth novel. He also snags the lead role as a man who gives up everything to find daughter Dakota Fanning, who goes missing after she commits a terrorist act. Critical plaudits are already trickling in (McGregor has been nominated for Best Picture at the Hamburg and San Sebastian Film Festivals) and the trailer shows a slick production. Check the official website for more and screening locations.

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Safety Last! (1923). Read this review to see how Harold Lloyd scaled the heights of movie immortality.

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Film review by Jason Day of the silent film comedy Safety Last! Starring Harold Lloyd, it concerns a young man working in a city department store who will stop at nothing to impress his girlfriend back home. Co-starring Mildred Davis.

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4stars - Very good lots to enjoy

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Ben-Hur: A Tale Of the Christ (1925). A worthy chariot-racing partner to Charlton Heston, so read what’s good and bad about it here.

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Film review by Jason Day of the second silent film adaptation of Ben-Hur, the Lew Wallace bestselling novel about a Jewish Prince (Roman Novarro) who is deceived by his childhood friend (Francis X. Bushman) and made into a galley ship rowing slave. Directed by Fred Niblo.

Silent

3stars Good worth watching

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Ben-Hur (1907). How does the great-Granddaddy of Ben-Hur’s compare to the others?

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Film review by Jason Day of Ben-Hur, the original, 1907 silver screen version of the story about boyhood friends who become enemies in ancient Rome.

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2stars - Fair/passes the time

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Top five films of the year…and the five biggest turkeys

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A list of the top five films I’ve had the pleasure to see and review this year…and the five  turkeys I had to sit through, by Jason Day film critic for TotalMK.

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New movies out in the UK from Friday 18 September 2015

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A list of the new film’s being released in cinemas across the UK from Friday 18 September 2015, including links to official websites. 

For where to see the films use the Find Any Film website.

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An apt release, Sean McAllister’s documentary tells the poignant story of a family torn apart by the tyrannical Assad dictatorship. See the official website for more info and the trailer. It will be on a limited release only, so check for where you can see it. 

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