Jack Martin script writer and movie reviewer

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“Ma chere Mademoiselle, it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight. And now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair as the dining room proudly presents – your dinner!”

Lumiere (Jerry Orbach) in Beauty and the Beast (1991, dirs. Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise)


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This Week’s Movie Menu (2nd – 8th October 2023)

This Week’s Movie Menu (2nd – 8th October 2023)

The BFI London Film Festival kicks off this week, and you can expect plenty of reviews coming straight from the capital – but beyond that, there are still some shining new releases to check out, from a terrifying new chapter in a demonic franchise, to the rise and fall of the first smartphone, to a time-travelling slasher…

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