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Big Eyes Trailer


Margaret is an inspirational American painter desperate to sell her unique artwork depicting women and children with outsize eyes. She takes to the glamorous North Beach in San Francisco in a bid to try and make some money selling on the street and it's there she meets the charming Walter Keane, who takes a strong interest in her talent. The pair marry and have a child named Susan, but things take a dramatic turn when Walter starts selling the paintings under his own name, claiming that art by women doesn't sell as well. While revelling in their luxury, Margaret starts to feel uneasy - despite her apparent dreams of success coming true. She decides enough is enough and takes Walter to court, insisting that she is the true creator of every single Big Eye painting. He's prepared to fight back, but just how far is she willing to go to prove the truth?

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Some Body Review


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In the opening scene of Henry Barrial's somewhat indulgent video verité feature Some Body, Sam (Stephanie Bennett) sits in her elementary school classroom telling a children's story. Although she addresses the camera directly, she weaves the tale with all the pizzazz of the joke teller at your local bar who launches into a boring shaggy dog story as soon as he's had one too many. This is an unfortunate reflection of things to come in Barrial's disappointing document of the emotional growth of a woman in her twenties.

After the uneventful setup, we see Sam at a party - laughing, drinking too much, maybe even fooling around with a good-looking man. What we don't see is that Sam lives with Anthony (Jeramy Guillory), a fey guy who keeps his cool at the party but lectures her the next morning about her shenanigans. All this leads to an eventual breakup, giving Sam a chance to move on out and sow her wild oats.

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Steve McQueen Becomes Youngest Recipient Of BFI Fellowship

The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.

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'Mulholland Drive' Named By Critics As Greatest Movie Of The 21st Century

Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.

Green Man 2016 - Live Review

Green Man 2016 - Live Review

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Stephanie Bennett Movies

Big Eyes Trailer

Big Eyes Trailer

Margaret is an inspirational American painter desperate to sell her unique artwork depicting women and...

Some Body Movie Review

Some Body Movie Review

In the opening scene of Henry Barrial's somewhat indulgent video verité feature Some Body, Sam...

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