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he decided he had to come because he decided he had to come back to london because of the collapse. i wonder if it's necessarily very wise politically to drop in your boss and say i only stayed on a couple of days because the boss that i could. i stayed on a couple of days because the boss that i could.— the boss that i could. i don't think it's heartlessness _ the boss that i could. i don't think it's heartlessness going _ the boss that i could. i don't think it's heartlessness going on - the boss that i could. i don't think it's heartlessness going on here. | the boss that i could. i don't think it's heartlessness going on here. i don't think that boris johnson, dominic raab shrugged their shoulders and said they didn't care. it is more the case of how things work in whitehall, where if a minister as a way there is someone covering for them. within the foreign office, there are a whole plethora ofjunior ministers. the same in downing street. the critical misjudgement was made of mrjohnson and mr raab, simply thinking that the gravity of the situation could be dealt with by theirjuniors. sorry to interrupt. it's interesting. george robinson was the defence secretary under blair, he was saying on friday that actually a
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junior minister would never have a call accepted from a foreign minister, it isjust call accepted from a foreign minister, it is just not practical. if you are going to call it has to be done by somebody of the same rank, and that is convention around the world. w , rank, and that is convention around the world. , ., ~ rank, and that is convention around the world. , . ~ ., the world. exactly, and i think that was the misjudgement _ the world. exactly, and i think that was the misjudgement that - the world. exactly, and i think that was the misjudgement that was i the world. exactly, and i think that - was the misjudgement that was made. at the prime minister and the foreign secretary assumed, took for granted that morejunior foreign secretary assumed, took for granted that more junior people could deal with the situation, when it was perfectly clear from the end of last week that this was turning into a total humanitarian catastrophe and a diplomatic catastrophe, so the idea that mr raab should be called back there is just completely mad. in the same with mrjohnson. they both should have been in westminster dealing with this first hand to make those calls, commandos decisions, because decisions made any government department will always have more authority when they come with the most secret secretary of state dealing with it. i think obviously the reason that these comments have come out, the sunday times, saying
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raab saying that mrjohnson said i could go on holiday. i’m raab saying that mrjohnson said i could go on holiday.— could go on holiday. i'm sorry to interrupt- _ could go on holiday. i'm sorry to interrupt- we — could go on holiday. i'm sorry to interrupt. we are _ could go on holiday. i'm sorry to interrupt. we are out _ could go on holiday. i'm sorry to interrupt. we are out of- could go on holiday. i'm sorry to interrupt. we are out of time. i could go on holiday. i'm sorry to - interrupt. we are out of time. thank you both very much as always for being with us. my thanks to thejoanna and sebastian — now on bbc news — thanks for your company. coming up next, it's the film review. hello, and welcome to the film review with me, anna smith. i'm filling in for mark kermode to review this week's releases.
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if you're going to make a movie about an eccentric truffle hunter searching furiously for his stolen pig, then surely you want to cast nicolas cage. whistling in pig, he plays a disheveled hermit who lives in the oregonian wilderness with his beloved foraging hog.
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when she's taken in a violent kidnapping, he doesn't stop to nurse his wounds. he heads straight into town. haunting the restaurants and bars of portland, this christlike spectre will stop at nothing to find his pig. he'sjoined in his search by alex wolf's truffle dealer, who lives in the shadow of his rich father. pig is billed as a thriller, but i think that's a misleading label. while there's some suspense, this is a gently paced story about the bond between human and animal, and the extraordinary power of sensory memories. like our hero, the script has little time for the pretensions of high concept dining, but it has a great respect for the art of cooking. you can almost smell the truffles coming off the screen. and cage is tremendous, his dejected but proud figure consumed with the sadness that becomes infectious. pig really sneaks up on you emotionally. that's delicate, delicious debut from michael sarnoski just opened
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the edinburgh internationalfilm festival and is in cinemas now. you can consume it on digital from the 23rd of august. phone rings who is this? static owen? is that... i can't hear you. look out of the window. next up, a psychological horror, the night house. rebecca hall stars as beth, a teacher who is reeling from the sudden death of her husband, owen.
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she's left alone in the lakeside home that they shared, having vivid nightmares about a ghostly presence. rummaging around in owen's belongings, she finds sketches that tell a very strange story and tries to investigate while navigating her grief. there are plenty of effective scares in this film from director david bruckner, who helmed the rural horror, the ritual. figures flicker and loom in the shadows, and sudden sounds will have you jumping out of your seat. but the script also explores beth's internal fears. she's terrified to discover that she may not have known her husband as well as she thought. and she's also scared of her own mind. it's a potent combination, and it requires an excellent actress to pull it off. luckily, rebecca hall is exactly that. i've loved her in everything from ben affleck�*s the town to angela robinson's professor marsden and the wonder women. she even brought a touch of class to godzilla versus kong. as beth, she's mesmerising,
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darting between denial, confusion and gallows humour — something that makes her colleagues visibly uncomfortable. after a terrific first two acts, the conclusion of the night house is convoluted and slightly disappointing. but i would still absolutely recommend this to horror fans who think that complex characters and psychological puzzles are just as important as bumps in the night. owen? it's in cinemas now.
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if you fancy a double bill of complex horrors, then there's a fascinating new british chiller called censor. set amid the moral panic around so—called "video nasties" in the 1980s, it stars niamh algar as enid, who works as a film sensor. enid spends her working day watching graphic films to classify them for release. quiet and hard—working, enid's tragic past comes back to haunt her when one film reminds her of her missing sister. our mild—mannered heroine begins to unravel and move from the safety of the screening room into the seedy world of low—budget horrors. censor is a film of shocking twists and turns. so i won't to divulge much more of the plot. but i will say that it proves niamh algar to be a very versatile
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performer and barely recognisable from her other recent roles in raised by wolves. there's also a darkly funny turn from michael smiley, who is so great at being humorously sinister. and a space you've got square of the way? this is enid bayne, she is one of our sensors. censor announces director and co—writer prano bailey—bond as a major talent who plays with intriguing ideas of visual flair. this story explores mental health and memory as well as politics, the media and power systems. there's a lot to chew on, and while this one's ending might also have you scratching your head, it's definitely a conversation starter. censor is in cinemas now. i need everyone's attention! hey, do you mind? i am trying to get my kids to sleep in here. oh, no! now i'm up all night. thanks! if you're after something a bit more
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cuddly you can watch at home at the kids, then why not try the animated comedy extinct? basically, the story of time travelling talking doughnuts, extinct is bill and ted meets the secret life of pets with a dash of horrible histories. starting in 1835 in the galapagos islands, it introduces a species of animals called flummels. they're furry and round with a hole in the middle. two of their number, siblings op and ed end up plummeting through a mysterious time portal into the future. discovering that flummels are now extinct, they hop through time and try to save their species. while extinct even features charles darwin... you get everyone to the beach, we” meet you down there after we get the darwin guy's attention with the sky flowers. sly flowers ? ..i wouldn't come here for insight into actual actual natural history or indeed quantum physics, but it's a witty, cute watch with a boundless supply of sight gags and characters who are amusingly slow off the mark. something that's usually a winner with kids. it's just landed
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on sky cinema and now. you're going on a journey, a journey through memory. all you have to do is follow my voice. i'm a fan of the tv series westworld, so i've been looking forward to reminiscence, them that was written and directed by its co—creator, lisa joy. the dystopian sci—fi stars huthackman as nick, a detective living in the post—apocalyptic miami. along with his costar, he helps clients recall their memories, rather they want to recall that when herfind her keys. that's actually how nick meets may, by played by rebecca ferguson, a glamourous singer that disappears out of his life as quickly as she appeared. nick's search for her take him in a dangerous and emotionaljourney. this has a great cast,
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and there are some fun ideas of time twisting tales, but sadly, the film just doesn't come together. both the dialogue and narration feel mannered and unoriginal. it eventually subvert some well—worn cliches, it does so very late in the day. the would like to formally welcome you to japan. ok, you saying the same thing he said? ok, first of all, we would like to... formally accept your invitation to your country and to show you a little bit of what we have to offer. she speaks japanese they sing
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finally, a much—loved tv mocumentary comes to the big screen in peoplejust do nothing, big injapan. do you want to watch fast and furious at the exact same time? three, two, one. the series peoplejust do nothing catalogued the struggles of a fictional pirate radio station called corrupt fm. discovering that their track has been used on a japanese game show, the boys fly to tokyo where they are thrown into the clutches
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of a smooth manager. meanwhile, their self appointed manager played by asim chowdhury gets into a series of disastrous mishaps. a culture clash comedy is fitfully amusing and will probably date quite quickly, but as i a steady stream of laughs from that sheer stupidity of all characters. thanks for watching the film review with me, anna smith. i will be back next week. in the meantime, stay safe. do you want to translate that for them? _ do you want to translate that for them? �* ., , . .,
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