Film: Festive fare for all the family

With the entire family gathered around, deciding what movies to watch over Christmas can quickly become a savage battle for ownership of the remote. To make that choice easier, here are a few selections you shouldn’t miss

24th December, 2017
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Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in The Great Gatsby: throwing in everything including the kitchen sink

Aardman Animation, the Wallace & Gromit people, swap stop-motion for 3D computer animation, but keep their idiosyncratic sense of humour this clever and earnest festive film with a surprising emotional depth. (2011)

If you’re going to watch Casablanca over Christmas (and you are going to watch Casablanca over Christmas) you’re better off doing it in the afternoon so the film’s desperate, aching melancholy has the rest of the evening to lift. It’s a classic for a...

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