I’m old enough to remember when double bills were common. These days such riches are a rarity, possibly because movies are so long now that you can’t often fit two of them into one programme. But one place where they still put on two for the price of one is Riverside Studios.
There, tonight and tomorrow, you can see Stephen Frears’s excellent Philomena coupled with Richard Eyre’s often underrated Notes on a Scandal. Both star Judi Dench and show that she can play with a much greater variety of emotion than you might expect from those Bond films.
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>> Riverside Studios: 1 Crisp Rd, London W6 9RL