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      Sam Wollaston's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Guardian

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      The Wipers Times (2013) It's an extraordinary true story. Funny, sad, and peculiarly British. And told with an affectionate twinkle. Lovely. - Guardian
      Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2020
      The New Wife (2018) Call me a cynic, but it is almost as if conflict is the desired outcome and that it could be less for the sake of the children, more for the sake of television entertainment. - Guardian
      Read More | Posted Oct 04, 2020
      Mother's Day (2018) What Mother's Day does is provide a way into that story - a touching, human, desperately sad, but ultimately inspiring way in. - Guardian
      Read More | Posted Sep 05, 2018
      Killed By My Debt (2018) A meticulous factual drama, with input from Jerome's family and a beautiful, utterly believable, portrayal of Jerome by newcomer Chance Perdomo - it becomes something else: a heart-rending personal family tragedy about a young life wasted. - Guardian
      Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
      King Lear (2018) Now 80 himself, the right age, Hopkins is at home in Lear's skin. Shouty, angry, cruel one moment; vulnerable, tender, loving the next - or at the same time. A mesmerising performance. - Guardian
      Read More | Posted May 29, 2018
      Being Blacker (2018) It's a big, beautiful sprawl of a film, that spans continents as well as generations. - Guardian
      Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
      Can You Rebuild My Brain? (2018) Not a neuroscientist herself, then, nor a science journalist, but an expert in another way, in that Lotje Sodderland has experienced coming round in a strange world she didn't recognise. - Guardian
      Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2018
      George Michael: Freedom (2017) So preposterous perhaps, but also honest and brilliant - the film, and the man. - Guardian
      Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2017
      The Child in Time (2017) The TV drama is a simpler thing then, of course it is. But it's still a deeply affecting portrait of loss and what that does to love. It is painful, but not entirely without hope, given time. - Guardian
      Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
      King Charles III (2017) The late, brilliant Tim Pigott-Smith is mesmerising as Charles. It's not an impression, thankfully, nor was the actor made up to look like him (that would have been tiresome), but an interpretation of character. - Guardian
      Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
      An Adventure in Space and Time (2013) Mark Gatiss's drama, An Adventure in Space and Time, is a lovely way to kick off the (50th Anniversary) celebrations. - Guardian
      Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2013
      Treasure Island (2012) They've changed it, not just unnecessarily but unquestionably for the worse, and that's a travesty. - Guardian
      Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2013
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