Though insiders have praised the film's press blitz, critics and fans are asking whether this campaign escalated too quickly
To celebrate the 25th anniversary release of Giuseppe Tornatore's cinephiliac masterpiece, Stuart Heritage will be hosting a watchalong at 7.30pm this evening
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Watch Giuseppe Tornatore's nostalgic film about a small Sicilian village cinema that took the world by storm 25 years ago
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Damien Walter: HBO's award-winning adaptations are novelistic in ambition, but TV executives hoping to follow Game of Thrones should look to the stars
Court of Appeal stays injunction over Nokia patent which it has successfully used against Apple and BlackBerry. By Charles Arthur
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