Dougie Gerrard

(Contributor)

I write film and theatre reviews for the Life&Style section

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In April of last year, AMC, on the verge of buying out Odeon and becoming the largest cinema chain in the world, announced it [...]

4 October
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Prospero’s Books stood on Crouch End Broadway for 10 years. I remember it, though not well. The bookshops of my childhood memories [...]

4 September
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It is a brilliant conceit; a musical formulated around the songs of Bob Dylan, set in his hometown of Duluth, Minnesota. The [...]

27 July
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In 2013, after ISIS took control of Raqqa, a group of citizen journalists began secretly recording and publishing their activities. [...]

20 July
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The conceit of Catalan director Albert Serra’s new film goes no further than its title; over 115 minutes Louis XIV (Jean-Pierre [...]

13 July
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There’s an instructive scene midway through this third instalment of the rebooted Apes franchise, in which Caesar, the leader [...]

13 July
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Aside from the odd moment of vicious excess, Alone in Berlin is a painfully restrained, humdrum tale of anti-Nazi resistance, [...]

11 July
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We all know how it goes – boy meets girl, boy screws girl, boy and girl variously fall in love and drift apart before finally [...]

26 January
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A plane explodes over West London. It’s been shot, we are told, by a handheld missile launched somewhere in Vauxhall. The wreckage [...]

12 January
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For decades – as anyone who sat through Sharknado will tell you – the open ocean has been where horror goes to die. [...]

11 August
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After the wildly successful Jungle Book remake comes Pete’s Dragon, itself a reboot of a little known Disney film from 1977, [...]

11 August
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Paul Greengrass returns to direct this fourth instalment of the Bourne franchise, with a plot cobbled thinly together from the [...]

27 July
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The title "Finding Dory" evokes a bunch of franchise-happy studio execs sitting around, looking at financial statements and wondering [...]

27 July
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Greek director Athina Rachel Tsangari’s new comedy has a simple conceit: six men with varying backgrounds are holidaying – [...]

21 July
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The third outing in this hit-and-miss reboot is notable for having been penned by one of its stars – England’s own Simon [...]

20 July
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