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Cinema: Fighting bull that prefers smelling roses

FERDINAND (U)

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Cinema: War-torn desert country

Cinema: War-torn desert country

The Afghanistan that is most familiar to UK screens is a war-torn desert country, full of soldiers and certainly not a place that would be high on most people’s holiday destination list. After being based in Afghanistan covering news reporting for French radio, director Sonia Kronlund turned her camera on a more surprising subject, the filmmaking of Salim Shaheen.

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Leesa Sharpe, Craig Phillips and Sheridan Smith at Pride of the Isle Awards 2017

REVEALED: The 2018 finalists in the Pride of the Isle Awards

Finalists for the fifth Lex’s Legacy, Pride of the Isle Awards, have been revealed, ahead of the big celebration evening in February.

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Naomi Naylor, from Sheffield, on holiday in Cyprus. Picture Channel 4

Sheffield schoolgirl to return to television screens in one-off special of The Secret Lives of Five-Year-Olds

A Sheffield schoolgirl who shot to fame on a national television show is to return to screens this Christmas.

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EIS boxing

TV viewers around the world can watch Sheffield's GB boxing event tonight

The Sheffield-hosted The GB Boxing Championships tonight will be available to watch live on free-to-air television and online via the BBC’s live sport streaming service.

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Heart-breaking Amour

Heart-breaking Amour

This week sees the latest film from veteran European filmmaker Michael Haneke, Happy End released across the UK. Following 2012’s brilliant and heart-breaking Amour, and also previous work such as the brutal Funny Games, The White Ribbon and Hidden, Haneke once again brings us an important, topical and ironically titled treat.

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Christmas comes early full of Wonder...

WONDER (PG)

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Cinema column: Horror of the Hitch-Hiker

Cinema column: Horror of the Hitch-Hiker

When Hollywood pioneer Ida Lupino made The Hitch-Hiker in 1953, she was the rarest of sights: a female director/writer/producer. After making a name for herself acting, Lupino and her then husband began to make their own films.

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Undated film still handout from Battle Of The Sexes. Pictured: Sarah Silverman as Gladys Heldman and Emma Stone as Billie Jean King. See PA Feature FILM Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Melinda Sue Gordon. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Reviews.

On the tennis court, love is all around

BATTLE OF THE SEXES (12A)Husband and wife directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, serve-and-volley a fine romance in their dramatisation of the televised 1973 match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which was billed as a showdown of youth versus experience as much as a battle of the sexes.

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Heart with chilly edge

Heart with chilly edge

The coming-of-age story has forever been a staple of film making, and its prevalence doesn’t seem to be diminishing. This obsession with telling stories about the formative years of the lives of people often seems like a kind of therapy for the writer or director and this sense of providing some therapeutic relief may also contribute to their success.

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Cinema: Revealing slice of life

Cinema: Revealing slice of life

A vision in lilac, the Magic Castle motel provides the setting for Sean Baker’s The Florida Project as a home to people for whom a permanent home is a rare thing.

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Undated film still handout from Paddington 2. Pictured: Paddington Bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw). See PA Feature FILM Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/StudioCanal/Jay Maidment. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Reviews.

Cinema: Sequel with a marmalade-smeared flourish

PADDINGTON 2 (PG)

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Distinctly sinister tone

Distinctly sinister tone

For the second time this year, Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman share top billing in a much-anticipated festival hit. Following Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, this week’s release The Killing of a Sacred Deer transports the duo to a modern world, not a million miles away from our own reality - but with a distinctly sinister tone.

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Father and son bond in the company of Bigfoot

Father and son bond in the company of Bigfoot

THE SON OF BIGFOOT (PG)

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WIN: Sheffield murder mystery CluedUpp tickets celebrating Murder On The Orient Express film launch

Do you have what it takes to catch a killer?

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WIN: The LEGO Ninjago Movie film merchandise goody pack

To celebrate the release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie, now in UK cinemas, Warner Bros Pictures have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win a film merchandise goody pack.

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Just magical storytelling

Just magical storytelling

Showing as part of the Black History Month programme here at the Showroom, our Film of the Month is the astonishing I Am Not A Witch.

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The Reel Monty

El Paso turns Sheffield’s clock back to 1971 for The Reel Monty

The 1971 Sheffield film that inspired one of the biggest movies of all time is getting a rare public screening later this month.

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Cinema: Long live art cinema

Cinema: Long live art cinema

This weekend across Europe, independent arthouse cinemas come together to celebrate European Art Cinema Day (15.10.17). Although this is a relatively new initiative, the history of European cinema and the art-house cinemas that love it is long and rich.

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Blood Simple at The Showroom

Cinema: Simply the best thrillers

Launching this week, with the fantastic re-release of Blood Simple, is a full autumn/winter season of thrillers at The Showroom.

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