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, rylance. let's start with fantastic beasts. this is the third of what is supposed to be five in the series. the third, yes. i was a big fan of the first one, the second one let me down but this when i think it's an improvement. jude law plays professor dumbledore is falling out big style with this old friend gellert grindelwald played by mads mikkelsen, very well, i thought, and dumbledore assembles a team of musicians, wizards and a model to seek down gellert grindelwald and fix everything with many tricks and confusing plans. let's look at a clip of them on the train. right then... i imagine that you're all wondering why you find yourselves here. and, in anticipation of that, dumbledore asks that | convey a message. grindelwald has the ability to see
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snatches of the future. so we have to assume that he would be able to anticipate what we do before we do it. so if we hope to defeat him, and to save our world, to save your world, jacob, then our best hope is to confuse him. er... excuse me. i'm sorry. how do you confuse a guy who can see the future? i counter—sight. exactly. the best plan being... or many overlapping plans. that's confusion. it's working on me right now. as you can see you've got some familiar characters, obviously eddie redmayne as newt scamander complete with creatures and you have got a plan of action and the action sort of moves to berlin via britain and then bhutan, so it's quite an action packed film. an adventure. the pace for me in this is a little bit too
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leisurely. i did enjoy it but i feel like almost every scene could be a few minutes shorter. that was a drawback for me. there one indiana jones sequence which doesn't really work, falls a bit flat, but some of the creatures are adorable. i would caution people taking young children to this because sometimes there is a bit of a bambi flavour, let say to the fate of these creatures, but by and large i think it's got a lot to offer and i enjoyed seeing it on the big screen. just offer and i en'oyed seeing it on the bi screen. , , , offer and i en'oyed seeing it on the big screen.— big screen. just briefly come if you haven't seen _ big screen. just briefly come if you haven't seen the _ big screen. just briefly come if you haven't seen the previous - big screen. just briefly come if you haven't seen the previous two, - big screen. just briefly come if you i haven't seen the previous two, would you understand what was going on? i think you could follow it because a basic story is good versus evil. there is a lot of easter eggs for fans of the series and it's probably better to have seen them but you can still appreciate it. the better to have seen them but you can still appreciate it.— still appreciate it. the next one is an independent _ still appreciate it. the next one is an independent film, _ still appreciate it. the next one is an independent film, a _ an independent film, a foreign—language film, and doesn't have the most prepossessing of titles, compartment no 6. it tells you where it is said, i suppose. it is set on a train primarily and stars seidi haarla, laura, young finnish woman, travelling through russia on a sleep and is forced to
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share a cabin with a barely minor played by yuriy borisov com a fantastic actor, is it basically spit up with a girlfriend, she is not in the best place and then she has to say this cabin with someone who she would not choose to put it that way. and to me this has a bit of a lost in translation flavour in that two very different people are thrown together in a foreign country and kind of force to get along. it's not a romance. you don't really know where it's going to go but to me it's very, very engaging and quite darkly funny and very observational, story of this couple who just have to try to work things out over several days. it to try to work things out over several days.— to try to work things out over several da s. . ., . .., several days. it had great critical acclaim. several days. it had great critical acclaim- it _ several days. it had great critical acclaim. it won _ several days. it had great critical acclaim. it won the _ several days. it had great critical acclaim. it won the grand - several days. it had great critical acclaim. it won the grand prix i several days. it had great critical acclaim. it won the grand prix atj acclaim. it won the grand prix at calne getting — acclaim. it won the grand prix at calne getting great _ acclaim. it won the grand prix at calne getting great reviews. - acclaim. it won the grand prix at calne getting great reviews. for| acclaim. it won the grand prix at. calne getting great reviews. for me i thoroughly agree, it's something i recommend. i i thoroughly agree, it's something i recommend-— i thoroughly agree, it's something i recommend. , ., ., , recommend. i was very drawn to this idea because — recommend. i was very drawn to this idea because i _ recommend. i was very drawn to this idea because i do _ recommend. i was very drawn to this idea because i do quite _ recommend. i was very drawn to this idea because i do quite like - recommend. i was very drawn to this idea because i do quite like to - recommend. i was very drawn to this idea because i do quite like to have l idea because i do quite like to have to concentrate hard on a film when i go and watch it and to watch something that's rather different, but it almost feels like the fact
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that it takes so much in a compartment, it could be a stage play. i compartment, it could be a stage nla . ~' compartment, it could be a stage play. i think because of the movement _ play. i think because of the movement of _ play. i think because of the movement of the _ play. i think because of the movement of the train - play. i think because of the movement of the train and | play. i think because of the - movement of the train and they do get off the train occasionally doesn't feel that theatrical. credit to the film—makers it doesn't feel that way, it feels very vivid. i've been on the trans— siberian and i really related to this, all the little details on the train, i remembered it very vividly and i felt like i was on there with them. you don't have to do not to appreciate the dilemma of being stuck in a cab with someone you don't really get on with. ultimately, it's quite heart—warming blood giving too much away. it is about notjudging by appearances, and it's about getting to know people really as they are, rather than as you think they are. it’s than as you think they are. it's nuite than as you think they are. it's quite gritty _ than as you think they are. it's quite gritty and funny at the same time. it sounds like it's got a bit of everything. time. it sounds like it's got a bit of everything-— of everything. that's a good combination _ of everything. that's a good combination for _ of everything. that's a good combination for me. - of everything. that's a good combination for me. i - of everything. that's a good combination for me. i don't| of everything. that's a good - combination for me. i don't like things going too schmaltzy and its waves pass that and it's got heart, a kind of quite edgy humour, and yes, some quite, quite strong scenes i would say but ultimately uplifting.
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i would say but ultimately uplifting-— i would say but ultimately u-nliftin. ., . i would say but ultimately u-nliftin. ., , ., uplifting. how easy will it be to see a film _ uplifting. how easy will it be to see a film like _ uplifting. how easy will it be to see a film like this? _ uplifting. how easy will it be to see a film like this? it - uplifting. how easy will it be to see a film like this? it will - uplifting. how easy will it be to see a film like this? it will be l uplifting. how easy will it be to | see a film like this? it will be an arthouse cinema _ see a film like this? it will be an arthouse cinema so _ see a film like this? it will be an arthouse cinema so seek- see a film like this? it will be an arthouse cinema so seek it - see a film like this? it will be an arthouse cinema so seek it out. | see a film like this? it will be an| arthouse cinema so seek it out. i will do definitely thought that the next one, the outfit. this is a directorial debut for graham moore. he wrote the imitation game and he co—writes this one. this recently opened a glasgow film festival and it stars mark rylance as a mild—mannered taylor in the 19505 in chicago and he has a quiet life until the mob5ter5 who he makes his money out of come in one night to the shop and let say eventful things have been happening and he gets drawn into their complicated game5. let's have a look at the clip. i'll go with you. no. you're in no shape to be out there. so you want to walk out of here with this tape alone? is that right? that's right. i tell you what... just wait for my pops to get here, you know. then we can all listen to the tape together. we don't have time. what's the big rush? every second the rat - is alive is another second
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that your father is in danger. gentleman... i know your father, ma5ter ritchie. your father would want you both to take a deep breath. now, i'm glad you said that. my father... my father, francis. it's my father who is in danger, not yours. always brilliant, mark rylance but you mentioned theatrical earlier and actually i think that's the biggest drawback with this film, even though it's very well written, it's a single location and it feels like you're watching a play. it almost felt like i would have enjoyed it more if i'd seen it in the theatre. every time a new character bursts through the door you are expecting a round of applause from the audience. it feels a little bit mannered, but it feels a little bit mannered, but i think there is enough to enjoy in the plotting because there's a lot
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of twi5t5 the plotting because there's a lot of twists and turns even if you see them coming you enjoy them. it’s them coming you en'oy them. it's difficult them coming you enjoy them. it's difficult with film because you do expect it to be movement, different scenes, almost like a wasted opportunity. ifelt like scenes, almost like a wasted opportunity. i felt like that about glengarry glen ross which was just in an office but i suppose it all comes down to the writing. and the performance. here we have got mark rylance playing an english taylor and he's up against those rough mob5ter5 from chicago. that and he's up against those rough mobsters from chicago. that contrast is nuite mobsters from chicago. that contrast is quite interesting, _ mobsters from chicago. that contrast is quite interesting, obviously - mobsters from chicago. that contrast is quite interesting, obviously that. is quite interesting, obviously that dynamic, a5 is quite interesting, obviously that dynamic, as you can see from that clip he is elder statesman and actually one up on them in terms of intelligence, so it's about kind of a battle of wit5 really even though he's displaced from his own community. he's displaced from his own community-— he's displaced from his own community. he's displaced from his own communi. ., ., he's displaced from his own communi . ., ., . , community. you have chosen as best out the novice. _ community. you have chosen as best out the novice. it's _ community. you have chosen as best out the novice. it's hard _ community. you have chosen as best out the novice. it's hard to _ community. you have chosen as best out the novice. it's hard to stop - out the novice. it's hard to stop into any particular genre. it out the novice. it's hard to stop into any particular genre.- into any particular genre. it is, i'm into any particular genre. it is, im calling _ into any particular genre. it is, im calling it — into any particular genre. it is, i'm calling it whiplash - into any particular genre. it is, i'm calling it whiplash with - into any particular genre. it 5. i'm calling it whiplash with female rower5 i'm calling it whiplash with female rowers because it's a story of ob5e55ion. it's from writer—director lauren hadaway, a collegiate row in the usa so knows what it's like to do that. it stars isabelle fuhrman
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as do that. it stars isabelle fuhrman a5 alex, and she do that. it stars isabelle fuhrman a5 alex, and 5hejoin5 do that. it stars isabelle fuhrman a5 alex, and she joins the university rowing team and becomes univer5ity rowing team and becomes absolutely obsessed with succeeding at this. you don't really know where this is going to go tonally, she is not the best rower, but she is so determined, she's pushing yourself so far, she's hurting herself, getting into all sorts of bother, psychologically, so it's fascinating and the tone of the film takes you in directions that you are not sure where it's going to go so it could be a drama, a horror movie, it could be a drama, a horror movie, it could be a drama, a horror movie, it could be a thriller. i found the performances and the storyline really gripping and i was really happy to go on a journey with them. did you want to take up rowing? absolutely not, no chance. it’s absolutely not, no chance. it's interesting _ absolutely not, no chance. it's interesting to _ absolutely not, no chance. it's interesting to see women in a sporting setting because it is usually the preserve of men. and to see it in this way, it really shows how tough it is.— see it in this way, it really shows how tough it is. absolutely, and i think it's brilliant _ how tough it is. absolutely, and i think it's brilliant that _ how tough it is. absolutely, and i think it's brilliant that she's - how tough it is. absolutely, and i think it's brilliant that she's not l think it's brilliant that she's not glamorised in any way, and very realistic character and i thought that was very refreshing and actually filmed around the main obsession often objectify the women
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but that does not do that. the obsession often objectify the women but that does not do that.— but that does not do that. the one which springs _ but that does not do that. the one which springs to _ but that does not do that. the one which springs to mind _ but that does not do that. the one which springs to mind i _ but that does not do that. the one which springs to mind i suppose i but that does not do that. the one which springs to mind i suppose is| which springs to mind i suppose is natalie portman, black swan. an obsessive ballet dancer which had met dark moments. i did obsessive ballet dancer which had met dark moments.— obsessive ballet dancer which had met dark moments. i did love that and 'ust met dark moments. i did love that and just tonally — met dark moments. i did love that and just tonally has _ met dark moments. i did love that and just tonally has things - met dark moments. i did love that and just tonally has things in i and just tonally has things in common actually. it's slightly more downbeat, a realist version of it, but if you liked black swan is not a bad comparison. share but if you liked black swan is not a bad comparison.— but if you liked black swan is not a bad com narison. �* , ~' ., bad comparison. are they well-known, articular, bad comparison. are they well-known, particular. the — bad comparison. are they well-known, particular, the cast? _ bad comparison. are they well-known, particular, the cast? isabelle _ particular, the cast? isabelle fuhrman was _ particular, the cast? isabelle fuhrman was in _ particular, the cast? isabelle fuhrman was in the - particular, the cast? isabelle fuhrman was in the orphan l particular, the cast? isabelle i fuhrman was in the orphan and she was on hand again so she will be known to some fans of those films. younger viewers definitely will know that. streaming, we can either choose a best dvd or a best streaming and you've for streaming. the eyes of tammy faye. it did well at the oscars recently. it the eyes of tammy faye. it did well at the oscars recently.— at the oscars recently. it did, jessica chastain _ at the oscars recently. it did, jessica chastain won - at the oscars recently. it did, jessica chastain won the i at the oscars recently. it did, jessica chastain won the best actress and it also won for best make—up and hair which, when you see it, you understand why. extraordinary make—up and hair in this and if the story of tammy faye, a tele— evangelist in america, and her husbandjim baker and a tele— evangelist in america, and her husband jim baker and they got into quite a lot of bother and the
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story is told in a fairly traditional bio pic kind of way, but it's a fascinating story if you don't know how it pans out which i think a lot of people in this country won't, and ifound it darkly humorous, quite entertaining and a transformative performance from tra nsformative performance from jessica. transformative performance from jessica. . .. transformative performance from jessica. , ., ., ., transformative performance from jessica. ., ., ., jessica. there is a lot of scandal, financial impropriety, _ jessica. there is a lot of scandal, financial impropriety, which i jessica. there is a lot of scandal, i financial impropriety, which doesn't it at all well with that idea of religion but we have seen it on a number of occasions in real life in the past. i number of occasions in real life in the east. .. number of occasions in real life in the east. ~ ., ., , the past. i think if that contrast which prepels _ the past. i think if that contrast which propels the _ the past. i think if that contrast which propels the drama i the past. i think if that contrast which propels the drama of i the past. i think if that contrast which propels the drama of this movie and of course that's why the whole thing is incredibly shocking to everyone on screen and watching it. ~ to everyone on screen and watching it. . .., to everyone on screen and watching it. . .. , ., , , to everyone on screen and watching it. where can people see it? you notta it. where can people see it? you gotta have _ it. where can people see it? you gotta have access _ it. where can people see it? you gotta have access to _ it. where can people see it? you gotta have access to the - it. where can people see it? you gotta have access to the right i gotta have access to the right platform. gotta have access to the right elatform. , , , gotta have access to the right elatform. ,, , , , gotta have access to the right elatform. ,, i, ,, gotta have access to the right elatform. ,, , , , , ., platform. disney plus is needed for that one. platform. disney plus is needed for that one- they _ platform. disney plus is needed for that one. they do _ platform. disney plus is needed for that one. they do offer _ platform. disney plus is needed for that one. they do offer some i platform. disney plus is needed for that one. they do offer some quite| that one. they do offer some quite nood that one. they do offer some quite good deals- _ that one. they do offer some quite good deals. exactly. _ that one. they do offer some quite good deals. exactly. you _ that one. they do offer some quite good deals. exactly. you could i good deals. exactly. you could nrobabl good deals. exactly. you could probably get — good deals. exactly. you could probably get a _ good deals. exactly. you could probably get a trial _ good deals. exactly. you could probably get a trial for - good deals. exactly. you could probably get a trial for that i good deals. exactly. you could | probably get a trial for that and check out the eyes of tammy faye. i recommend it. who else is worth looking out for?— recommend it. who else is worth looking out for? andrew garfield as her co-star. — looking out for? andrew garfield as her co-star, another _ looking out for? andrew garfield as her co-star, another oscar - looking out for? andrew garfield as| her co-star, another oscar nominee her co—star, another oscar nominee for other things this year, he is
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fantastic. i transformative fantastic. i tra nsformative performance. fantastic. i transformative performance. ifeel like fantastic. i transformative performance. i feel like he's fantastic. i transformative performance. ifeel like he's on almost everything at the moment, so good for him. you almost everything at the moment, so good for him-— good for him. you did say it was a nood good for him. you did say it was a good eclectic— good for him. you did say it was a good eclectic mix _ good for him. you did say it was a good eclectic mix and _ good for him. you did say it was a good eclectic mix and you - good for him. you did say it was a good eclectic mix and you are i good for him. you did say it was a good eclectic mix and you are not| good eclectic mix and you are not wrong at all. thank you very much. lovely to have you here. thank you very much. that's it for this week though. thanks for watching. goodbye. good evening. today was not quite as cold as yesterday because the wind wasn't as strong but we have still ended the week with temperatures below par for the time of year. we take an actually arctic air with us until the start of the weekend but however, as we move into next week on a shift in the pattern. southerly winds delivering some warmer conditions across the uk. so for this weekend it will be chilly particularly at first. some cold and frosty nights. often dry, a few
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showers and next week it will feel warm where we get some sunshine but it won't be sunny all the time. there will also be some outbreaks of rain. talking of rain, we saw some heavy downpours across southern england, and the channel islands during this morning. that's clearing away and then some sunny spells but also as you can see from the radar picture, lots of showers, thunderstorms, wintry showers especially across northern areas and most of those showers will slowly fade as we head through the night, clear skies overhead and that will allow for quite a widespread frost temperatures in the towns and cities below freezing and we can see lows of “4 out in the countryside and parts of northern england. into tomorrow, a cold frosty but bright and sunny start. through the day we will see some showers once again but most plentiful towards the north and east where it will stay breezy. further south and west, lighter winds, not as many showers, more dry weather and plenty of sunshine. temperatures attached below the average for this point in april,
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7-12. as average for this point in april, 7—12. as we move through saturday night, this ridge of high pressure topples its way eastwards and again it allows us to get cold and frosty but this frontal system pushing in from the west will start to introduce a little more cloud, so temperatures out west in belfast and plymouth for example may stay above freezing, most places again having a cold start to sunday morning, but a bright start with plenty of sunshine. through the day as that weather system approaches, we will see more cloud building in from the west for the majority will stay dry, rain splashing into parts of northern ireland later on. the wind starting to come up from the south so temperatures will climb just a little. a trend that will continue into next week. if we do get some sunshine, we could see 18—19, maybe 20. there will also be some rain at times especially in the north and west.
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today at six, we're live in ukraine, where at least 50 people are dead and hundreds more injured, after rockets hit a train station, in the east of the country. it happened as thousands of people were trying to escape heavy fighting in the region. russia denies any involvement. can see the effect of the blast on the cars behind me now burnt out and on the pavement you can see bags of food they were taking for their journey to safety, along with dried blood that's smeared across the pavement. meanwhile, the president of the european commission, sees for herself the horrors of the war in the city of bucha, as britain and germany agree more military aid for the ukrainian army. and the other main stories on the programme this evening:

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