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CONTENTS Page 3 4-7

Editorial Mary Poppins Returns Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

8-11

Shoplifters A Japanese couple with part-time jobs and hence inadequate avail themselves of the fruits of shoplifting to make ends meet. They are not alone in the behaviour. The younger and the older of the household are in on the act. The unusual routine is about to change from care-free and matter-of-fact to something more dramatic, as the couple open their doors to a homeless child. The reasons for the family’s habit and their motivations come under the microscope.

12-15

I Think We’re Alone Now Del is alone in the world after the human race has been wiped out. He lives in the small empty town, contented in his solitude and the utopia he’s methodically created for himself until he is discovered by Grace, an interloper whose history and motives are obscure, and to make matters worse, she wants to stay.

16-19

Free Solo Follow Alex Harrold as he becomes the first person to ever free Solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall with no ropes or safety gear. He completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

20-23

Coming Soon A look at some of the films to get excited about over the next few months, from “Life Itself” to “Rocketman”.

24-27

FilmFest Followed TOKYO FILM FESTIVAL. The awards and appraisal of films screened at this year’s major Asian festival.

28-31

Extras: DVD OF THE MONTH Cameraman – The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff.

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Poster: Mary Poppins

PHOTO CREDITS:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Disney: 1,4,6,7,32 Thunderbird Releasing: 8,10,11 Gem Entertainment: 12,14,15 National Geographic Documentary Films: 16,18,19 Optimum Releasing: 28,31

We would like to thank the following publicists for their help in providing images: Maisie Riddle at Strike-Media Anjali Mandalia at Thunderbird Releasing.

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A magazine for discerning cinemagoers and filmmakers. Welcome to the December edition of Movies by Mills. In this issue Mary Poppins Returns...

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