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Film – Searching

Film – Searching

I know my daughter Which of course a lot of parents find perhaps they actually don’t. I imagined Searching as a Taken for the modern era. Margot goes missing a few months after her mother loses her life to cancer and we don’t know what’s happened to her. After Margot’s been missing a day, her […]

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Film – Mission Impossible: Fallout

Film – Mission Impossible: Fallout

What I Iike about the MI films – and I never expected to like them – is the intelligence. Yes the action scenes of fighting and car chases have their place, but the real fun is when being chased to being able to know exactly which hole to jump into that will take you to […]

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Film: Incredibles 2

Film: Incredibles 2

Thank goodness the film drought is over. It’s hard to believe the first Incredibles film came out in 2004. It doesn’t seem that long but then every year Pixar puts out something great so my childlike optimism is stoked. Now the Parrs have three children including a new baby but being a superhero is illegal […]

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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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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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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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