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FILM REVIEW: Lion (5 out of 5)

Saroo Brierley is a very lucky man. As this remarkable movie based on real events reveals, he could easily have been just another statistic, a vulnerable young child lost in a massive country that struggles to cope with poverty.

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USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

DVD REVIEW - USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (3 out of 5)

No doubt there are plenty of amazing second world war stories still to be given over to a movie.

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A Monster Calls

FILM REVIEW: A Monster Calls (4 out of 5)

The wealth of young acting talent in this country and elsewhere always amazes me.

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Collateral Beauty

Film review: Collateral Beauty (3 out of 5)

Reaction to this movie seems to have been quite extreme.

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Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and the Great British Bake Off contestants

The BBC wins 2016

The Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (Barb) has released the list of the top 40 highest-rated TV programmes of 2016 so far.

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The Noon of the Solstice. Picture by Craig Matthews, courtesy of Egotrip Media Ltd

DVD REVIEW: An inventive, fun and oddly charming film about the Tales of Albion

Tales of Albion, Egotrip Media, out now on DVD, £16.99

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Film review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (5 out of 5)

As a spin-off from the original Star Wars series, you may think Rogue One might just be a pleasant distraction from the ongoing franchise.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Five things you need to know about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

There’s just days to go until the new Star Wars film hits UK cinemas - and the excitement among fans is palpable.

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Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart in Sully

Film review: Sully: Miracle on the Hudson (4 out of 5)

It’s always a tough ask - take a real-life incident that everyone knows about and try to keep up the tension for 90 or more minutes.

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Actor Peter Vaughan at a book-signing in Horsham's Waterstones

VIDEO: Remembering Peter Vaughan - man of many roles

Veteran actor and Mannings Heath resident Peter Vaughan, who died yesterday aged 93, may well have made an impact with his role in Game of Thrones.

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Horley filmmaker brings British myths and magic to DVD

A writer and director from Horley is ready to release an enchanting new feature film.

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Sussex chef fights for his future on TV cooking show

A Brighton chef has cooked his way through the quarterfinals of Masterchef and into the knockout round of the BBC show.

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Allied

Film review: Allied (3 out of 5)

The second world war has been a never-ending source of stories for movies down the years.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Film review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (5 out of 5)

It’s always interesting to be at the birth of a franchise.

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Film review: The Girl On The Train (4 out of 5)

There’s always the inherent danger of transforming a popular novel on to the big screen. It will be under intense scrutiny and compared to the source material.

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A Street Cat Named Bob

REVIEW: A Street Cat Named Bob, (12a), (103 mins), Chichester Cineworld

Purrfect. Absolutely purrfect – the kind of film you never want to end, the kind of film that makes you want to hide at the back of the cinema and straightaway watch it all over again.

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Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender in The Light Between Oceans SUS-160511-093616001

Film review: The Light Between Oceans (3 out of 5)

There are many reasons for going to see a movie - you enjoy the franchise, you liked the book it was based on, the trailer seemed good etc.

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University Challenge

The 10 oldest TV shows still on the air

This week, as we celebrate 80 years of television, we take a look at the oldest programmes still on the air.

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A scene from 'One Million Years B.C.'

DVD review: One Million Years B.C. (3 out of 5)

As a young boy, my parents often took me to the cinema (it was cheaper and easier than organising a babysitter).

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Riz Ahmed and John Turturro in 'The Night Of'

DVD review: The Night Of (5 out of 5)

This box set should come with an explicit warning - ‘watch the first 20 minutes and you’ll be hooked and left with uncontrollable desire to ignore everything else until you have finished the series’.

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