Paddington

A label placed around Paddington’s neck reads: “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” Initially, this didn’t seem like the case, as the BBFC slapped a PG rating on the marmalade-loving bear’s latest adventure, noting the “dangerous behaviour, mild threat, innuendo and infrequent mild bad language” the film contains. Has director Paul King turned one of the most loveable and iconic characters in British children’s literature into a dangerous, foul-mouthed creature? Far from it.

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St Vincent

St Vincent follows a Vietnam War veteran called Vincent (Bill Murray), who is left without any money or future after his stubborn and hedonistic ways. However, things change for the better when his new next door neighbour’s son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher) needs a babysitter, a position Vincent is more than willing to fulfil… for a fee. The pair forms an unexpected friendship which brings the best out of each other.

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