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Fild – Wild Rose

Fild – Wild Rose

I’m expecting a gritty Glaswegian drama with Wild Rose, especially from the opening sequence. Instead, we got the Hollywood version which is cliché after cliché.  They’ve even given the lead a country name in Rose-Lynn when everyone else is Glasgow is called Sam, Susannah and Marion. We have prison and a tag, drugs, drink, rudeness, […]

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Book: Everywoman by Jess Phillips

Book: Everywoman by Jess Phillips

Curious, I picked this up as it was staring at me on a topical library shelf. My deal being if the first page intrigued me, I’d give it a read. In fact, it made me giggle, as did the next few pages. Progressively, the tone got darker although I still read it as Jess would […]

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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

An uplifting film based on the early life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, AKA the Notorious RBG and her determination to fight the system and bring equality to all. 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 & […]

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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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