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Is Viggo De Niro?

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Mark Kermode | 15:32 PM, Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Viggo Mortensen is coming on the Kermode and Mayo's Films Review show this week to talk about his new film A Dangerous Method.

A while back I said that he was the natural successor to Robert De Niro - do you agree with me?

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Great Acting in Bad Films

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Mark Kermode | 12:34 PM, Friday, 27 January 2012

I asked for your nominations for the best acting in the worst film you've seen. Here I pick out some of the most startling choices and, prompted by some of you, pose a new question...

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Call Of The Wild

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Mark Kermode | 14:21 PM, Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Grey is out this week, a film about a group of men being hunted by wolves after a plane crash strands them in the wilderness. It's being billed as 'Jaws with claws' and set me thinking about all the other creatures that have preyed on us humans in the movies.

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Tracks of Your Tears

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The Tracks of Your Tears

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Mark Kermode | 17:00 PM, Friday, 20 January 2012

When I asked you to tell me about the films that make you cry and why I never expected such a huge response. Here I pick out some of the most eye-watering examples...

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Great Performance, Shame About The Film

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Mark Kermode | 10:18 AM, Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Andrea Riseborough gives a fantastic performance in Madonna's 'W.E' - unfortunately the film is one of the worst I've ever seen.

This got me wondering about other examples of great acting in terrible movies.

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Drive In?

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Mark Kermode | 10:39 AM, Friday, 13 January 2012

A few weeks back I left Drive out of my best films of last year because I couldn't decide which movie to take out of the list to make way for it. You have told me in no uncertain terms and here I reveal the result...

 

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Review: The Iron Lady

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Mark Kermode | 16:00 PM, Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Here is my review of The Iron Lady from last Friday's Kermode and Mayo's Film Review show.

Meryl Streep's performance has received much praise, but is the film any good?

Also, if you've seen the film, let me know what you made of it.

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The Crying Game

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Mark Kermode | 14:48 PM, Tuesday, 10 January 2012

There's an interview with Steven Spielberg on the Kermode and Mayo's Film Review show this Friday.

He's talking about his new film War Horse and among the subjects we cover is the emotional business of crying in the cinema.

What I want to know is what films have made you cry - not just the obvious tearjerkers mind you - and why?

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Eleven from Eleven

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Mark Kermode | 16:28 PM, Friday, 6 January 2012

At the end of 2011 I posted my ten worst movies of the year. Since then a lot of people have been asking me for my list of the best. I already revealed them on the 5 Live show but here they are again plus a difficult question - since I was forced to leave out Drive, one of my favourite movies of the year, which of my choices would you lose to make way for it?

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Projection Party

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Mark Kermode | 14:56 PM, Tuesday, 3 January 2012

I've frequently drawn attention to the dwindling number of projectionists in our cinemas and the awful danger of them disappearing altogether.

I recently went along to their annual gathering to present an award and meet some of the last members of this esteemed profession...

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