Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Top Films of the Week

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Top Films of the Week

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PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER (Tonight, BBC2, 10.20pm) FROM an early age Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) develops an obsession with aromas: in particular, the scent of a pretty fruit vendor (Karoline Herfurth), whom he kills by accident. Grenouille secures work as an apprentice to parfumier Giuseppe Baldini (Dustin Hoffman), but he soon realises that the ingredients for his ultimate perfume can only be harvested from the dead bodies of young women.

| Ben Whishaw as Jean-Baptiste THE TWO FACES of JANUARY (Tomorrow, Film4, 9pm) RYDAL (Oscar Isaac), a conman masquerading as a tour guide, is drawn to American businessman Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his younger wife Colette (Kirsten Dunst). After dinner, Rydal discovers Colette has mislaid a possession on the back seat of the taxi so he heads back to the MacFarlands' hotel - where he walks in on Chester moving a body, and finds himself drawn into a dangerous alliance.

| Kirsten Dunst as Colette SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN (Monday, Film4, 9pm) ONCE Ravenna (Charlize Theron) ascends to the throne, she incarcerates Snow White (Kristen Stewart) in the north tower and plans to attain eternal youth by ripping out her stepdaughter's beating heart. Thankfully, the plucky heroine escapes the dungeon, and heads into the aptly named Dark Forest. Ravenna's magic holds no sway in this enclave so she hires a Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to track down Snow White and deliver the girl to her doom.

| Charlize Theron as the Queen SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET (Tuesday, ITV2, 9pm) BENJAMIN Barker (Johnny Depp) was transported to Australia for a crime he didn't commit. Fifteen years later, he returns to London with a new name - Sweeney Todd - and a burning desire to get his revenge on the corrupt Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman). When his plan goes awry, Todd starts venting his rage on innocent customers, but luckily his landlady, Mrs Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter), knows a way they can get rid of the bodies. …

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