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.:r "uncut—r but .:r "uncut—r 5th it ‘ul‘ei'u will be at times distracted but then i think dogs are incredible distresses and this is something you do regularly. yes it is. my 1.5 hour in the morning with my much loved dog makes the date feel tolerable and a bad date can be instantly hello, you're watching newsday. improved with a walk with the doggy. i'm samantha simmonds, in london. the headlines: the most powerful storm ever to reach the bahamas makes landfall. bearing the brunt, but top dog would have to be larry. i wonder if other departments will the northernmost abaco islands. decide that a dog in the workplace pa rt isa decide that a dog in the workplace is a good idea. animals are part of it is already underwater extraordinary. they are very small, and, in some areas, you cannot tell the difference as to the beginning jack russell's but they have a big of the street versus where the ocean personality. could the bbc decide... begins. i'm sharanjit leyl, in hong kong, we do have guide dogs. and that they where this city has been engulfed in another weekend of protest and violence. are very, very popular. you often on sunday demonstrators targeted the airport, seeking to bring this global travel find them sprawled on the carpet.” hub to a standstill.
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police conduct beatings cannot keep my hands off. you have in a subway system vandalised by protestors. we'll be asking, are there any steps now that could bring to ask for permission. i could bring my dog in it would probably be chaos. it is an idea. that's it for the papers tonight. don't forget you can see the front pages of the papers online on the bbc news website. it's all there for you — 7 days a week. and if you miss the programme any evening you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you, nicola, and benedicte. always lovely to have you here. do i a paper tomorrow, won't you. next on bbc news, it's the film review.
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hello, and a very warm this welcome to the film review. this week we have james king with me. good to see you, james. what have you been watching? well, it's been enjoyably intense week at the cinema. i'm going to be talking about taylor—johnson's epic, a million little pieces. and markjenkins' wonderfully minimal bait. plus, joanna ponders wonderfully addictive drama, the souvenir. it's like a venn diagram of topics this week. a million little pieces, quite a controversial little book. it was a bestseller. so this is sam taylor—johnson directing it, adapting it and producing it with husband aaron taylor—johnson, he is also in it, so it's very much a family project. it's about james wright, it's semiautobiographical, it's about his drug
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rehabilitation in america. aaron taylor—johnson and juliette lewis who plays his therapist in the clinic. coffee ? sure, thanks. that's yours? no, that's my boyfriends. i ride. yeah. i've been riding for about ten years. it turns out there's a way to feed the soul, notjust destroy it. i go on fishing trips every now and then. i'm good with a rod, but a drink like a fish.
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yeah, i could too once. we're all aa here, everyone who works in this joint from the janitors to the counsellors, we're all addicts. juliette lewis, makes me think we don't see enough of her. that is what i thought. and i also thought what a great voice she has. one of the great voices. the supporting cast are really interesting. billy bob thornton is in there as well, another patient at this clinic. like chalk and cheese characters him and aaron taylor—johnson. like a father figure to him, really. the supporting cast are really good and provide the lighter moments. a lot of it is very intense and dramatic, gutsy. it felt to me like it was almost sam taylor—johnson who has previously directed fifty shades of grey, saying forget that, this is the kind of thing i really want to be making. obviously that was a big movie but not particularly critically praised. and i don't think it's something that she enjoyed that much making as a film director.
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this is the kind of thing she wants to be doing. this is her saying i can really do character pieces. i can do movies where the actors really have to act. intense, gritty? he is full—on method, broken and bruised, you can see him just fading away in front of you as this addict. is it a tough watch, given the subject matter? absolutely. but two things make it enjoyable. one is the acting because it is so good and two is the supporting characters. they are there just when you need the mood to be lightened. just when you need. i am intrigued by the second choice this week. explain. this is a wonderfully experimental drama from markjenkin, cornish director. it is about a feud in a cornish fishing village between locals and tourists. and he shot it on a 60mm camera using old monochrome film, he then processed it himself, there are glitches in the film, there are scratches in the film, and what you get actually is a film that on the one hand looks and feels a bit like it was made a long time ago.
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it looks like that for sure. like it was something from the early days of cinema. but the flipside is that it feels excitingly sentimental and ava nt garde in some respects. because so much of it is about a traditional way of life, the old way of life, for these cornish fishing men, the fishing industry, and they are old techniques and methods, i think actually a way that the film looks work beautifully with that. it also creates a lot of tension. it's creepy sometimes because there is a building tension between the weekenders, the londoners, the second homeowners in this fishing village, and the locals. that's interesting. the editing is radical at times which helps to build that up, as does the acting. so, it's certainly — it is not everyone‘s cup of tea, i can appreciate that, but it is not like anything else at the cinema at the moment.
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even though it nods back to olderfilms, it feels very new. 0k. interesting. not fishermans friend's. no, very different. the souvenir, the third choice for this week which i think is a really interesting film and i mean interesting in a good way. yeah, absolutely. interesting is always the film critic's way... ..of hedging their bets. this is from joanna hogg another minimal film—maker. about a young film student, julie, partly based onjoanna hogg's life and a relationship each begins with an older man who seems on the face of things very confident, very well spoken. very charming. he's actually hiding a secret. so honour swinton byrne stars in this. along with tom burke who can hold a cigarette better than anyone else in cinema. let's have a look. did miriam play the cello? no.
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the violin? no, she wasn't at all musical. she wasn't even pretty, actually. that's... not true. well, she had other qualities. like what? darling, i can't tell you in here. thank you. excuse me? i'm just playing, julie. stop torturing yourself. i'm not torturing... stop inviting me to torture you. ugh. "ugh." eurgh! that's exactly how you make me feel when you're being like this. thank you. it all gets much darker though doesn't it?
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don't be fooled by that clip. it gets grittier. what i really like about it is that it doesn't feel like it is really pushing you in any one direction, it is not bullying you as an audience to think one thing or another. it has a distance about the whole thing. it lets you find for yourself what you want to think. a lot ofjoanna hogg's films do. so you actually build your own opinions rather than the film telling you what to think. it has a subtlety about it, complexity about it, and some wonderful performances. honour swinton byrne you might recognise, she is tilda swinton's daughter. she plays tilda swinton's daughter in the film. and she is great. look out for richard ayoade. he is only in it for one scene and he steals his scene. it is slow, complex, eerie at times. quite unsettling at times. but i think that is very rewarding. i found it quite... maybe, particularly as a woman, quite a stressful watch because i thought you have got to leave him! now you really have to leave him! this is really stressing me out. but it is about someone who is only
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in her early 205 who doesn't have the confidence and maturity to see that. yeah, and she plays it perfectly and tom burke plays it perfectly. i think he has a bafta nomination in the bag. he was amazing. i would hope so. he is particularly sleazy and unpleasant to watch. i think it is the pinstripe suits. they are unsettling. best out, i think we both loved pain and glory. pedro almodovar reuniting with antonio banderas. it is a semiautobiographical story about a director struggling with creativity, pain, literal pain, back pain and looking back on his childhood. looking back on his life. some very familiar themes for the director, the mother—son relationship, sexuality, film—making.
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gorgeous, bright colours! that is how you know you're watching one of his films. but i think the difference is that personal side, it feels even more honest. he is always honest in his films but this feels even more like he is opening his heart. i think he hits 70 in a few weeks and it certainly feels like he's a man who is now looking back on things. yes. i think it's glorious and banderas is glorious as well. a quick thought about dvds and streaming? amazing grace. aretha franklin recorded the album, a live gospel film recorded in la. it was filmed, the film never came out, it was never edited, never put together but that much until a few months ago, last year in fact. it's a live recording of one of her performances in a gospel church. when, after 46 years, they finally put together this documentary of aretha singing this album and that is what this is. it is 90 minutes of aretha franklin and the southern california coming to a choir—singing gospel. very simple, that is the joy. so pure and so simple
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and it is aretha franklin at the height of her powers. everyone i know who has seen it says it is very uplifting. even if you don't like soul music, you can witness the passion of singing. you might not like gospel but watching it, you will fall in love. thank you very much, james with all your recommendations for the weekend ahead. enjoy your weekend whatever you go and see. see you next time. goodbye. hello, and a very warm this welcome to the film review. it is chilly out and about this morning. a different feel to the weather on monday. we will find callout north—westerly winds being replaced by milder south—westerly winds and those weather fronts are focusing some rain which will be there across northern ireland and western scotland. further spells of
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rain across scotland. always wetter in the west. perhaps some rain for northern england and a few spots of rain over the hills by the south. for the midlands and south—west england, sunshine in the morning, cloud in the afternoon. even further north where we have the cloud, wind and rain, the temperatures higher than they were on sunday. moving into tuesday, similar look to the weather. maybe some sunshine across eastern areas with more cloud coming into the west and wetter weather arriving in western scotland and northern ireland later on in the day. the winds bubbly not quite so brisk. eastern areas might stay dry. our top temperature is 23 celsius. — 00:13:38,803 --> 2147483051:43:37,191 make wins probably not so brisk. —— 2147483051:43:37,191 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 winds.
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