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Film – On Chesil Beach

Film – On Chesil Beach

This film feels like the epitome of the early 1960s. We meet university graduates on their honeymoon night looking to consummate their marriage.  Not helped by intrusive staff at their luxurious but pokey Dorset B&B, we go through every bit of the awkwardness of two people in love who desperately don’t want to let the other […]

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Film – Solo: A Star Wars Story

Film – Solo: A Star Wars Story

Having never been into Star Wars the first time around, the wookies, or more specifically Chewbacca stole my heart on the reboots. Solo tells the story of when Han Solo met and befriended Chewie and acquired his own ship, the Falcon. But before we get to that bit, a few battles inevitably happen. As an orphaned […]

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Book: 1971- Never a Dull Moment by David Hepworth

Book: 1971- Never a Dull Moment by David Hepworth

  If all we know of David Bowie was what he did in 1971 it would be more than enough. Changes, Oh! You Pretty Things, Life on Mars, The Bewlay Brothers, Hang On to Yourself, Five Years, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City and Starman are all from 1971. As if that wasn’t enough to quantify that […]

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TULLY – Official Teaser Trailer – In Theaters April 20

Film – Tully

Marlo (Charlize Theron) has just given birth to her third child. After being told her son (who to my untrained eye looks like he may be on the autistic spectrum) has been asked to leave his school as they can’t cope with him, she goes into meltdown. At this point she decides to take up […]

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Film – Wonder (2017. Seen on-board)

Film – Wonder (2017. Seen on-board)

Despite Julia Roberts (who is in that ’50/50 great films/really bad’ films nowadays) the trailer hadn’t enticed me enough to go and see this in the cinema. However, I was on a 12 hour return flight from Seoul and had already established that I had seen every new film on the Asiana entertainment system. Possibly […]

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Film – Beast

Film – Beast

So who is the Beast? It could be one of several people as every character is unhinged in this film. With a backdrop of beautiful coastal Jersey, this thriller follows what happens to Moll (Jessie Buckley) after a girl goes missing. With a killer on the loose, who is this stranger called Pascal that we […]

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Film – Funny Cow

Film – Funny Cow

The story of a comic learning her craft in the sexist, racist working men’s clubs of the north in the 1970s is told with a side helping of an unmistakable soundtrack by Richard Hawley. In a similar way to the other film about an abused daughter, I, Tonya, Funny Cow tells her story (almost) to camera […]

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Book – The Long and Winding Road by Alan Johnson

Book – The Long and Winding Road by Alan Johnson

This is the third and final exhilarating instalment of fascinating memoirs from Alan Johnson, the one where he got into politics. As stated before probably when talking about This Boy and Please Mr Postman it’s surprising how much agree with Mr Johnson considering he is a union man. Even this book states ‘if minimum standards […]

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Film – Rampage

Film – Rampage

  I was promised gorillas and I got them from the start of this incredibly silly but surprisingly fun film. Unfamiliar as I am with the science-fiction monster genre, Rampage managed to mix it well. We start in space with a research mission (well, they’re all research missions) going wrong and dangerous samples falling out of […]

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Film – Ready Player One

Film – Ready Player One

There was much excitement in the area of Birmingham I live when some of the scenes of this were filmed last year. They made our area (even more) run-down and Americanised our signage (even more) to represent Columbus, Ohio. The second film I’ve seen that’s set in the future after Isle of Dogs, although this […]

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