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Jimi Mistry and Bruno Langley - Celebrities attend the Palace Theatre Manchester for The Producers VIP Gala Night at Palace Theatre - Manchester, United Kingdom - Tuesday 17th March 2015

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Chris Bisson, Ian Aspinall and Jimi Mistry - 'East is East' press night at the Manchester Opera - Arrivals - Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 26th January 2015

Chris Bisson, Ian Aspinall and Jimi Mistry
Chris Bisson, Ian Aspinall and Jimi Mistry
Chris Bisson, Ian Aspinall and Jimi Mistry

Jimi Mistry - Coronation Street Cast Members arrive at Manchester Piccadilly Train Station after visiting London for the TV Choice Awards. - Manchester, United Kingdom - Tuesday 9th September 2014

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Jimi Mistry - Celebrities outside BBC Media City in Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom - Friday 16th May 2014

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West Is West Review


Very Good
It's been 11 years since we last caught up with the Khan family, although only five have passed in their lives. And while this sequel isn't as sharply funny as 1999's East Is East, it has some nice things to say about growing up in a multi-cultural society.

In 1976 Salford, George and Ella (Puri and Bassett) only have one child left at home, 15-year-old Sajid (Khan). And he's a real handful, feeling even more fiercely English than his older siblings. So George decides to cart him off to the Old Country to gain some respect for his heritage. What George doesn't count on is learning a lesson himself, because once in Pakistan he's confronted with the life he left 30 years earlier, including a wife (Arun) and daughters who have been waiting for him.

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It's 1976 and with a lot of determination George and Ella Khan have managed to keep their family together. All but one of their seven children have grown up and the youngest, Sajid, is going through somewhat of an identity crisis. Totally unfamiliar with his Pakistani roots and becoming somewhat of a nuisance to his father he decides it's time to take drastic measures and takes his son back to Pakistan to visit some of his family.

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The Arbor Review


Essential
With this bracingly original debut feature, artist Barnard creates one of the most involving and moving documentaries in memory. Stylistically mixing filmmaking approaches, she engulfs us in a fiercely inventive movie experience.

Andrea Dunbar wrote her first play, The Arbor, at age 15. Named after the street where she grew up in Bradford's rough Buttershaw Estate, it was a national sensation, leading to her second play Rita, Sue and Bob Too, which was adapted into an Alan Clarke film. But Andrea's life didn't get much better, with a string of rocky relationships, three children from three men and a terrible alcohol problem. And her snappy, astute writing came to an end at only age 29 when she died of an embolism.

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It's A Wonderful Afterlife Review


OK
Filmmaker Chadha is back with another uneven comedy, although unlike Bride & Prejudice, this isn't actually a Bollywood variation on the Frank Capra classic: it's a London farce about arranged marriage with a ghostly twist.

The widowed Mrs Sethi (Azmi) is worried that her slightly overweight daughter Roopi (Notay) will never find a husband. Every match she arranges turns Roopi down, which leads Mrs Sethi to react murderously. But now the ghosts (Khan, Bkaskar, Ross and Varrez) of her victims are offering to help in order to improve their chances of reincarnation. Fortunately, Roopi's childhood friend Murthy (Ramamurthy) is back in town and hugely eligible. Unfortunately, he's a detective looking for the killer.

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Exam Review


OK
Setting a thriller in one room is a risky decision, and while writer-director Hazeldine creates a gripping sense of claustrophobia, this film feels both contrived and padded out with unnecessary sequences.

Eight people are called into an examination room by the Invigilator (Salmon) and given simple instructions to get through the last phase of a job interview.

But when the 80-minute clock starts ticking, they realise there's no question on their exam sheet. Trying to work out what to do involves collaborating and competing, and eventually turning on each other. And everyone seems to know something they're not telling the others.

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2012 Review


Excellent
Gleefully over-the-top, this film takes the disaster movie pretty much as far as it can go, drawing on the Mayan prophecy that he world will end on 21 December 2012. Emmerich deploys all the genre elements (solid cast, detailed back-stories, gigantic set pieces) to give us a raucously enjoyable ride.

While on a camping trip in Yellowstone, novelist-turned-chauffer Jackson (Cusack) stumbles across a secret military operation and a raving nutcase (Harrelson) who claims the end of the world is nigh. Sure enough, top government scientist Adrian (Ejiofor) is advising the President (Glover) and his Chief of Staff (Platt) about preparations for impending natural catastrophes. By the time Jackson gets home to Los Angeles, the pandemonium has begun, and he barely gets his kids, his ex (Peet) and her new husband (McCarthy) out. But where do they go now?

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The Guru Review


Very Good
Heather Graham was meant for adult films. Gorgeous, sleek, and undeniably sexy, she can't act a lick but belongs scantily clad and in front of the camera. Donning skates and Daisy Dukes, she could convincingly take on any man off the streets as Rollergirl in Boogie Nights. This time around, in The Guru, directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer (Party Girl), her porn star character instructs us on how to make passionate love to the rhythm of none other than Billy Joel, as her methods of dealing with the mental challenges of porn become sexual healing for a deprived nation.

The messenger of the porn star's wisdom is Ramu Gupta (Jimi Mistry), a dance instructor from Delhi, who longs to "live the American dream." He's in for a rude awakening upon arriving in the states, but his resolve "never to work for a salary" pushes him to audition to be a star - even if it's in porn. To his dismay, with all the folks holding coffee and shining bright lights, he can't seem to get it up, not even for Heather Graham posing as a love-starved Senator willing to bang any savage on her environmentally protected beach.

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East Is East Review


Good
East is east and west is west, and never the twain shall meet... or at least that is the saying. In East is East, the twain have met and married in 1946. The East, a Pakistani by the name of George Khan (Om Puri) came to England searching for work and met Ella (Linda Bassett). 25 years later, we watch as the Eastern influences of George's patriarchal dictatorship clash with the Western ideals that surround the family.

This sounds like a BBC Kitchen Sink Drama of the week or an early Mike Leigh TV-movie (in Leigh's pre-Naked days), and indeed would end up being just that if it weren't for the fact that East is East is delightfully funny. As the tragedy of a family being torn apart by Muslim upbringing clashing with Christian ideals, East is East journeys further into the realm of absolute absurdity.

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Ella Enchanted Review


OK

Following in the footsteps of the "Fractured Fairy Tales" cartoons, "The Princess Bride," "Ever After," "Shrek" and "A Knight's Tale" -- but never quite matching any of their wit or novelty -- "Ella Enchanted" is an amusingly self-aware fable of handsome princes, evil kings and one very plucky heroine caught up in a magic spell.

Aiming at the tween-ager crowd that made a hit of "The Princess Diaries," 2001's more modern twist on such girlish daydreams, light-hearted director Tommy O'Haver ("Get Over It," "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss") enlists "Diaries" charming star Anne Hathaway in the title role as a medieval teenager who was hexed at birth with an obedience spell by an irksome but well-meaning fairy (Vivica A. Fox, stuck in a mock-ghetto-fabulous stereotype).

Having grown up quite stubborn yet unable to resist any demand upon her, Ella manages to get through life keeping her curse on the QT until her widowed father brings home a wicked stepmother (Joanna Lumley) and two even worse and obnoxiously over-played step-sisters (Lucy Punch and Jennifer Higham), who quickly and cruelly figure out that they can make Ella their plaything.

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West Is West Movie Review

West Is West Movie Review

It's been 11 years since we last caught up with the Khan family, although only...

West Is West Trailer

West Is West Trailer

It's 1976 and with a lot of determination George and Ella Khan have managed to...

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The Arbor Movie Review

The Arbor Movie Review

With this bracingly original debut feature, artist Barnard creates one of the most involving and...

It's a Wonderful Afterlife Movie Review

It's a Wonderful Afterlife Movie Review

Filmmaker Chadha is back with another uneven comedy, although unlike Bride & Prejudice, this isn't...

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Exam Trailer

Exam Trailer

Watch the trailer for The ExamAfter reaching the final selection stage to join the ranks...

The Guru Movie Review

The Guru Movie Review

Heather Graham was meant for adult films. Gorgeous, sleek, and undeniably sexy, she can't...

East Is East Movie Review

East Is East Movie Review

East is east and west is west, and never the twain shall meet... or at...

The Mystic Masseur Movie Review

The Mystic Masseur Movie Review

Film critics are expected to give eloquent answers as to whether a movie is good,...

Touch of Pink Movie Review

Touch of Pink Movie Review

The infiltration of pop culture nostalgia into every square inch of our entertainment landscape is,...

Touch Of Pink Movie Review

Touch Of Pink Movie Review

Oh, goodie, another "my old-country ethnic family doesn't understand me" comedy. As if it weren't...

The Guru Movie Review

The Guru Movie Review

Making fun of its own light comedy clichés (like its must- stop- the- girl- from-...

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