tv The Film Review BBC News January 10, 2020 5:45pm-6:00pm GMT
last few minutes. the dup leader arlene foster has been giving this reaction to sinn fein supporting the deal at stormont. let's hear a little of that. we said last night that we believe that this was a last night that we believe that this wasafairand last night that we believe that this was a fair and balanced deal. that was a fair and balanced deal. that was put forward by the government. we think that looks at those that wa nt to we think that looks at those that want to identify as irish, but importantly recognises that there was a buzz, the majority who live here and her british citizens have a right and need to be recognised as well. it is a fair and balanced deal, i know there will be challenges any deal, not least we need to make sure that we have the finances to be able to deal with all of the issues in northern ireland that are present at the moment, particularly in and around the sector. so, yes, we are going back into devout current. very pleased to be doing so because northern ireland needs government. arlene foster dup. continuing reaction to the events there at stormont over the course of there at stormont over the course of the evening here on the bbc news channel. let's have a look ahead to
sports at 630. we will have a look at how the bushfires are impacting sport in australia right now. and how people across the globe are doing their bit to raise money. we will also hear from the former referee bobby madley, 18 months after he was sacked for a video mocking a disabled person. we will preview wea ken disabled person. we will preview weaken basilashvili snooker and football and plenty more besides on sports day at 6:30pm. notice the film review. —— no time for hello and welcome to the film review on bbc news. to take us through this week's cinema releases is mark kermode. happy new year. happy new year. we are in a word season so we have a
great selection of movies. we have uncut gems, a new film starring adam sandler. we have 1917, a war movie directed by sam mendes, constructed in one shot. and metternich, the biopic starring kristin stewart. —— and seberg. let's begin with uncut gems. adam xander is difficult to talk about because i have not like a lot of his comedies —— adam sandler. but he did to punch—drunk love and if you commit that, you know a good film. he stars as a
new york diamond district bling jeweller and his life is unravelling in spectacularfashion. he thinks his life is unravelling in spectacular fashion. he thinks that he can sell an uncut gem, a black opal but he has smuggled into the us. time is running out in his business, his personal life and his marriage. here is a clip... i'm begging you, just... just give me another shot. you know what, howard... say yes. what? i think you are the most annoying person i have ever met. i hate being with you, i hate looking at you and if i had my way, i would never see you again. that's cos you're mad. you're mad and it makes sense. you can punch me, if you want. 0h, thanks. commotion. hey, i was ready for it. i don't even have a tattoo. that is going well then. she says
you are the most annoying person i have ever met and that is the centre of the film, yet you're completely riveted by this character as his life unfurls in spectacular fashion. the thing that the directors do is make a film that has a dramatic format like the film by the tenant which is set in a time when everything goes wrong. you stay with adam sandler plasma character as he goes from bad decision to buy decision, he is addicted together, he has a liar, he is a cheat and he believes that there is a weight of the situation but it is one step ahead of him. i thought he was terrific and it reminded me how much i sat there watching love thinking, i can't believe this is the man who has made so many comedies i do not like. it taps into something about adam sandler that is deeply unsettling. there is something about him that his kind of worrying and anxiety ridden and this really
ca ptu res anxiety ridden and this really captures that. i think the safdie brothers are extraordinary. at the end of this film, you have to lie down. it felt like a claustrophobic panic attack. i say that any good way. any good way! it is not the kind of thing i've find in it, let's go and relax and watch uncut gems. you will come out of this digging your nails into the palms of your hands. it should be nominated. i think all of the thinner awards he should be up for. —— he should be up for all of the awards, best actor. it isa for all of the awards, best actor. it is a terrific cinematic expense and like having a panic attack for two hours. i am slightly stressed as listening to that. 1917, i'm going to say that this weekend. and i in free treat? you are. the story is very simple at the beginning a world where one picture. the lance corporal is told what they have to do, takea corporal is told what they have to do, take a message across any lines
toa do, take a message across any lines to a distant trip to see that has an attack that is going to happen, you have to colour the attack. that is the plot. the camera then follows them in what appears to be real—time because it appears to play at any single shot —— they have to call off the attack. it gives you the impression that you have to —— your watching the action unfold. it is brilliantly constructed and choreographed. it has at its heart a central performance by george mackay, who have talked about on this show before, i think he is a real talent and he is perfectly cast at the centre of this movie because his face has this mixture of innocence but also world weariness. we really get a sense through watching him that he is somebody who has been made old before his time. asa has been made old before his time. as a theatrical experience, there are three moments, at least, in which i jumped almost are three moments, at least, in which ijumped almost out of my chair. and yet, the appeal strength of the film is it makes you care about the characters. what you see
here is edited footage and remind you that those edits are not in there, the camera appears to be following them. and we discover a landscape as they discover it. it is very, very immersive, terrific soundtrack and i think you will find it enjoyable is not the right word, but i think you'll find it hugely powerful. absorbing and when to seek. so seberg. huge fan of chris and stuart. here she plays seek. so seberg. huge fan of chris and stuart. here she plastean seberg, a famous actress, who came back to hollywood and became investigated by the fbi any covert operation to discredit her because of her affiliation, our support for the black panthers and her affiliation with hakim jamal. we see the two of them together, reading a script that she has been given, both referring to the script and what is
happening their personal life. here isa clip... you don't know me, mr rumson. but there's not a woman on this earth who will make you a better wife. you ought to. i paid enough for you. i may be paid for, but i'm not your property. you grab me unwanted like that again and i'll shoot you down like a dog. where did you get that? a woman has her secrets. now put that down or neither of us will have much of a wedding night. two great performances. another great performance in the film ijack o'connell who plays the fbi agent who sent him to basically spy on and discredit her and her starts to wrestle with his own conscience. the film is interesting. the director has a background in theatre and it occasionally seems a bit theatrical,
ina bit occasionally seems a bit theatrical, in a bit stagey, but it is a really interesting story about this horrible counter surveillance operation, spying on somebody, trying to discredit them because of their political beliefs and at the centre of it, is a very, very edgy and nervy, electrifying performance by kristin stewart, who captures that quality that makes... firstly, why it was that this person became a star, but also the vulnerability that the experience as they become paranoid about everyone's watching them, everyone's spying on them and them, everyone's spying on them and the truth is, they are. the film itself is slightly flawed, but the performances are really good and the story itself still bears retelling and, once again, great to see kissinger taking on a role that is challenging and difficult and different —— kristin stewart. it is as if her and robert pattinson have went out of their way to take on other projects.
and best you have selected this week little women. i did not love it as much as i thought. i thought the press error could do with some stabbing and it was slow, dark and thenit stabbing and it was slow, dark and then it was slow, dark and depressing tonight. —— could do with some feedback. -- i believed in the house in the world and the environment and the landscape and the characters. the way in which she has appeared at the timeframe of the source so has appeared at the timeframe of the source so that we start for the running to become back. source so that we start for the running to become backlj source so that we start for the running to become back. i don't know. i feel like i running to become back. i don't know. ifeel like i am letting the side down. i did not dislike it. i felt it was two and a quarter hours and it would have benefited from being too, for example. and it would have benefited from being too, for examplelj and it would have benefited from being too, for example. i could have had three orfour or being too, for example. i could have had three or four or any miniseries. ijust had three or four or any miniseries. i just loved it. but had three or four or any miniseries. ijust loved it. but then, but there we go. diversity of opinion. the joy
of film. i did not love it and i we go. diversity of opinion. the joy of film. i did not love itand i did not heated. they're not putting that on the poster. dvd, what is at? very briefly, the by the grace of god about a real—life case ofa group grace of god about a real—life case of a group of men who got together to ta ke of a group of men who got together to take action against a priest who had molested them a younger life. what is interesting about it is because the subject matter is so factually based, it is almost as if he has put aside any style and it just made the film as stra ig htforwa rdly just made the film as straightforwardly and are simply and asa straightforwardly and are simply and as a matter. the study itself is very strong, powerful, controversial and it is almost like we film a cursing, ido and it is almost like we film a cursing, i do not need to embellish this at all, this is how it plays out. the matter—of—fact quality made it all the more powerful. thank you very much. you have to see it again.
iam very very much. you have to see it again. i am very busy this weekend. see an exa m i am very busy this weekend. see an exam and enjoy your cinema going, whatever you to go and see. good evening. for many, today offered a quite a spell of weather. it with fine, dry and we got to see some sunshine to her. i read next weather system are starting to make its presence known. this big bank of cloud feeding in from the atlantic, introducing rain and strong winds. we have already seen gusts of around 60 miles perfour places we have already seen gusts of around 60 miles per four places like stornoway, the western isles. as we head into this evening, the winds will transfer eastwards. heavy and persistent rain. well it will certainly chilling out southwards, as the night progresses, temperatures will rise, so it is not going to be quite as cold to start the day on saturday morning. the winds are strengthening whatever your. it is going to be a windy
throughout saturday. the strongest of the winds will be through parts of the winds will be through parts of scotla nd of the winds will be through parts of scotland and northern england. you can see we of scotland and northern england. you can see we are of scotland and northern england. you can see we are going in the smelter air around an area of the pressure that is sitting to the north of the uk. —— the milder air. we had this milder air. we had the trading weather front, so some of this rain will be out staying its welcome as we head through the day. some heavy pulses on saturday. we also have the strong winds. the stronger of these went through parts of scotland, northern england and wales. it will be dry and mostly cloudy, in front of the weather front. it will turn fresher as we go to the action, some sand and another, one to showers, which could be wintry over the hills of scotland. away from the pressure conditions, it is going to be a mall today, with many areas sink does temperatures up in double figures. as we head into saturday evening, here is a band of rain. it slowly works its way further south and
eastwards. behind it, we're going to have clear skies. that means the temperatures here will drop away that bit further. where we hang on the wet and windy conditions, particularly down to read the certainties, temperatures remain in double figures. a contractor attempted to start sunday morning. the wet and windy weather continues its journey out towards the south and east. behind that there will be and east. behind that there will be a lot of dry weather, and also showers feeding on sunday. some showers feeding on sunday. some showers around onto —— well it remains blustery through the day on sunday, it will not be as windy as to saturday. let's take a quick look at what is happening next week. it remains unsettled. the outlook for next week inspired by the smells of wet weather —— spells of wet and windy weather which could be destructive at times. that is how the weather is looking. another speu the weather is looking. another spell of wet and windy weather to come this weekend.
after three years of deadlock, power sharing will return to northern ireland. a short time ago, sinn fein agreed to return to devolved government, meaning the stormont assembly can finally sit again. i believe that powersharing can work. that requires everyone to step up. sinn fein‘s commitment is to do all in our power to make this happen. we believe this is a fair and balanced deal and a deal that can form the basis for allowing us to go back into government to deal with all of the difficult issues that we need to deal with. we'll be asking how difficult the road ahead could be. also tonight... an attack on a guard at a prison in cambridgeshire is now being treated as a terrorist incident.