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Review: The Last Impresario

4 STARS -Gracie Otto pays a vibrant, engaging and intriguing insight into the life of a modest playboy, gambler and producer.



Every now and again, somebody really special comes into the world to shake things up a bit. To the delight of the – at the time – failing London theatre industry, in 1936 Michael White was born. The most famous person you’ve never heard of.

The Last Impresario is a documentary style film about notorious London theatre and film impresario, Michael White. Having produced over 300 shows (including the edgy productions of “Oh! Calcutta!”, The Rocky Horror Show and “Annie”) and movies over the last 50 years, White was seen as London’s playboy to his celebrity friends – who include Kate Moss, John Cleese, Barry Humphries among many others.

As time as progressed and the years gone, White’s lavish life has, somewhat,…

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Films

Review: Milius

4 STARS - The clear-cut story of the Hollywood legend you'll fall in love with instantly.

 

There are few Hollywood directors who can truly and undeniably suggest that they have made a mark on the film industry globally. John Milius is one who can safely say he has.

Milius is a documentary about celebrated America screenwriter, director and producer John Milius who notably co-wrote the first two Dirty Harry films, receive an Academy Award nomination as screenwriter of Apocalypse Now and wrote and directed The Wind and the Lion, Conan the Barbarian and Red Dawn.

The film tells the story of Milius’ dream of joining the Marine Corps (of which he was denied entry to due to his chronic case of asthma) and how he fuelled a passion and desire for film making from those heart breaking events. It respectably narrates John Milius’ tragic life…

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Theatre

LFF Red Carpet: The Double

The Double, directed by the IT Crowd's Richard Ayoade, is one of this year's most highly anticipated movies. Starring Jesse Eisenberg in the lead roles (as Simon and James), the comedy film centers on Eisenberg's character who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppelganger.


This hilarious yet dark film also features Yasmin Paige (TV's Pramface and Chicken), Mia Wasikowska (Lawless and Jane Eyre), Craig Roberts (TV's Tracey Beaker and Casualty) and Noah Tayler (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). The film is Co-Produced by Andy Stebbing (who is releasing his new film, The Harry Hill Movie, later this year) and the Executive Producer is Michael Caine.
 

We met up with some of the cast and crew on the red carpet in Leicester Square to chat about this huge release.

When asked what it was like to be on set with Jesse Eisenberg,…

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