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Episode 3

Claudia Winkleman and Danny Leigh take a look at Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey as 80s Aids activist Ron Woodroof. Plus The Invisible Woman, written and directed by Ralph Fiennes and examining Charles Dickens' extra-marital affair with a younger woman; and the 2014 reboot of RoboCop.

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30 minutes

Last on

Tue 11 Feb 2014 01:05
BBC Two Scotland

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Reviews of Dallas Buyers Club

Reviews of Dallas Buyers Club

Claudia: It is an extraordinary film.  From the first scene alone you go, “what am I watching?!” Jared Leto’s performance was phenomenal.


Danny: It’s a big risk when an actor piles of the weight or starves himself- you don’t see the character, you just see the scales. But that’s not true here. This is a phenomenal performance playing a fascinating character.


Peter: It’s an absolute barnstormer. He’s got to this stage where he’s not acting, he’s almost transcendentally relaxed- he reminds me of a young Jeff bridges. He doesn’t have to try. He is just giving it to you, selling it to you. He’s really terrifically good.

Reviews of Robocop

Reviews of Robocop

Danny: The original had more than lunatic cartoon violence. It was this trashy, gaudy, beautifully reputable B-movie. There’s very little of that B- movie brilliance here. There’s an odd little glimmer, but that’s mostly from Gary Oldman playing this mad scientist. More than anything, this film feels polite and earnest and quite apologetic.


Peter: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a reboot or remake which is so signally failing to get the point of the original film. The original film was a satire, it was a black comic gem, the idea of a Robocop clanking around wheezing and clanking with tis thrilling hilarious efficiency and ruthlessness- that’s not just scary or exciting- it’s funny. If it’s not funny then it’s not anything at all. This totally fails to get it. 

Reviews of The Invisible Woman

Reviews of The Invisible Woman

Claudia: A beautiful film. I thought it was beautifully shot.


Danny: It’s very well made. How do you make a film about a highly charismatic, hugely successful man and a shy insular girl without her being overshadowing and becoming the invisible woman in her own movie? I think it cracks that problem.


Peter: I liked it very much. I found it a very passionate film, and very few films are passionate. I thought it was very interesting because Charles dickens is such a clichéd figure in pop culture and this reinvents him as this extraordinary extrovert and hero. I think it’s clever in the way that the title does not relate to his secret mistress but to the other invisible women in his life.


Role Contributor
PresenterClaudia Winkleman
PresenterDanny Leigh
Series ProducerHoward Brenner
Executive ProducerBasil Comely

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