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“How did they ever make a film of ‘Lolita’?” reads the tagline beside that famous red lollipop. The answer: They didn’t. Back in 1962, the subject of pedophilia was far too controversial for Hollywood, as industry censors insisted that no one depict “any inference of sex perversion,” nor the “deliberate seduction of girls” on-screen, leaving Stanley Kubrick and his team to dance around a love that dared not speak its name. More than half a century later, David Harrower’s 2005 play “Blackbird” pulls no punches in engaging with the same subject, while the film adaptation — called “Una,” after its lead character, a young woman determined to rekindle things with the pervy next-door neighbor who seduced her 15 years earlier — pushes the envelope even farther.
Needless to say, “Una” is not an easy film to watch, in part because it deals with not just the act of pedophilia (never depicted outright) but also its consequences, »
- Peter Debruge
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Don't expect season two of BBC America's Thirteen TV show. The drama thriller, which premiered in the Us on June 23rd will come to a close after its first season and TV series finale episode, airing in July. In UK, the finale aired back in March. At that time, creator Marnie Dickens told Radio Times that Thirteen was conceived as a mini-series which tells a complete story. So while Thirteen has not been cancelled in the traditional sense, it will not be renewed for a second season.
This five-party mystery thriller follows Ivy Moxham (Jodie Comer) on the day she escapes the cellar where she has been held prisoner for the last 13 years -- half her life. The Thirteen TV series cast also includes Aneurin Barnard, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Joe Layton, »
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Buckle up and watch a sneak peek of the Thirteen TV show. The limited drama series from Marnie Dickens, starring Doctor Foster's Jodie Comer, premieres Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt on BBC America. Ivy Moxam (Comer) has been missing for 13 years when she escapes from a basement-prison. If you're not sure what to do with your Thursday evenings, now that Orphan Black is on summer hiatus, Thirteen may be just the ticket.
The Thirteen TV series cast also includes: Aneurin Barnard, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Joe Layton, Eleanor Wyld, Chipo Chung, Nicholas Farrell, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, and Ariyon Bakare. Call the Midwife‘s China Moo-Young and My Mad Fat Diary‘s Vanessa Caswill direct. Luther‘s Elizabeth Kilgarriff executive produces.Read More… »
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Look forward. No more talking. Check out these photos, episode descriptions, and watch two previews of the new Thirteen TV show, premiering on BBC America, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. BBC America describes Thirteen as an "emotional rollercoaster." The thriller-drama explores, "...how to pick up the threads of a life half-lived, while questioning who to trust when you can’t even trust yourself."
Created by Marnie Dickens, Thirteen stars Doctor Foster's Jodie Comer. The Thirteen TV series cast also includes: Aneurin Barnard, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Joe Layton, Eleanor Wyld, Chipo Chung, Nicholas Farrell, Kemi-Bo Jacobs, and Ariyon Bakare. Call the Midwife's China Moo-Young and My Mad Fat Diary's Vanessa Caswill direct. Luther's Elizabeth Kilgarriff executive produces.
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On “The Night Manager,” there’s a spy in the house of Roper — and it’s not Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston) this time. In an exclusive clip from the season finale, Pine confronts Caroline (Natasha Little) because he suspects that she has been spying on Jed (Elizabeth Debicki) for Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie). The series follows former British soldier Pine as he navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer Roper, Pine must himself become a criminal. »
- Joe Otterson
BBC America has announced its new Thirteen TV series premieres Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 10:00pm Et/Pt. The five-part series kicks off the week after Orphan Black's fourth season finale. Thirteen is written by creator Marnie Dickens and directed by China Moo-Young and Vanessa Casill, with Elizabeth Kilgarriff executive producing.
The cast of Thirteen includes: Jodie Comer, Natasha Little, Stuart Graham, Katherine Rose Morley, Richard Rankin, Valene Kane, Aneurin Barnard, Joe Layton, Eleanor Wyld, and Nicholas Farrell. Thirteen follows Ivy Moxam (Comer), on the day she escapes from the cellar where she has been held captive for 13 years.
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After thirteen years held captive by her kidnapper, Ivy Moxam escapes. Piecing back together the version of family life that existed before is no easy task.
A lot was riding on BBC Three’s new five-part drama Thirteen when it was announced earlier this year. In a turbulent time for the channel, where a move from terrestrial television to an all-online streaming platform alongside a disastrously received re-brand project, a compelling new drama aimed at BBC Three’s monopolised young adult audience had a lot of hopes pinned on it to regenerate the network and usher it into the digital age far more gracefully than it had done thus far.
The teasers and previews for Thirteen looked promising. Reminiscent of sinister real-life cases of child abduction, the tone of the drama inspires »
- Kirsty Capes
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