Film reviews round-up: David Brent, Nine Lives, Swallows and Amazons, Childhood of a Leader – The Independent


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Film reviews round-up: David Brent, Nine Lives, Swallows and Amazons, Childhood of a Leader
The Independent
This new adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s novel evokes a long-lost era in which kids didn’t just spend their days searching for Pokémon or playing Call Of Duty. Instead, they had rip-roaring adventures in sailing boats and camped on remote islands. The film is very evocatively shot, recreating 1930s rural England in loving Hovis-ad fashion, complete with tweed caps, cardigans and idyllic villages that always seem to be full of bunting. A rousing musical score and lively performances from the young actors also help…

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