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Film – Fighting with my Family

Film – Fighting with my Family

Wow, now filmmakers are telling the story of someone who was only born in the 90s! Paige is currently just 26 and Fighting with my Family takes us back a short time to the start of this century when, having been born into a wrestling family, she is in the ring as a 13-year-old. For […]

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Book: Sisters of Gold by Annie Murray

Book: Sisters of Gold by Annie Murray

With the case of this Annie Murray publication, never judge a book by it’s cover. Although the cover of Sisters of Gold does mention the dark secrets the story teases as it weaves in and out of their rural, religious upbringing to explain their current actions. In 1904, Margaret and Annie have arrived by train […]

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Film – The Lego Movie 2

Film – The Lego Movie 2

The second installment of the Lego movie is a laugh-a-minute colourthon much like the first. However, last time you may remember, everything was awesome and now it is bleak. This time we go where no bricks have gone before. We open with a new threat in the way of alien Duplo blocks, who are terrifying […]

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Film – On The Basis of Sex

Film – On The Basis of Sex

It must be Oscar season as there is yet another based-on-a-true-story film following Vice, Green Book, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Welcome to Marwen, Collette, Stan & Ollie and even Bohemian Rhapsody. And these are just the ones I’ve seen. With the exception of Marwen, all of the other films have been made after the […]

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Film – Green Book

Film – Green Book

The Green Book was a publication used by Afro Americans to determine which hotels they can stay in the segregated South if they found themselves to be travelling while black in the 1930s. It plays a small part in this film. In Green Book, we meet Italian New Yorker Tony Vallelongar (Viggo Mortensen) in 1962 […]

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Film – Vice

Film – Vice

Whereas it opens on September 11th 2001, Vice immediately takes us back to introduce Dick Cheney’s to us during his college days. Portrayed as a drunken waste-of-space (similar to the young George W Bush), for me, Vice is set up with the one phrase uttered by his wife: I can’t go to a big Ivy […]

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Book – New St Stories

Book – New St Stories

The short stories in this book take you for a walk down New St and you will never see the street in the same way again. The oldest story is 400 years old and others are based on the present day. Plus there is everything in between to make you take a double take at every […]

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Film – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Film – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

The film is yet another (based on a) true story, this time of New York biographer Lee Israel whose work dried up. The film captures her not-give-a-toss attitude and absolutely not caring about being liked which, which, as her agent explains, does not get her published. Behind with her rent, with no money for bills […]

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Film – Bumblebee

Film – Bumblebee

Given that there were six 80s tracks played within the opening scenes of Bumblebee, it was easy to realise it was set in the 1980s. A time before the internet, mobile phones and bland music. Duran Duran, Nu Shooz, Steve Winwood, Wang Chung, Tears for Fears and rather brilliantly, Simple Minds all feature in the soundtrack […]

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Film – Welcome to Marwen

Film – Welcome to Marwen

Well, this was a surprise. The (based on a true life) story of how a man Mark Hogancamp (Steve Carell) who was brutally beaten-up, copes with having his memory erased and yet endures the nightmares of that night, is remarkably entertaining. A former artist now unable to hold pencils, he’s switched to photography and lives […]

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