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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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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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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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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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Film – Colette

Film – Colette

The hand that holds the pen, writes history Another female dominated film, another historical drama and more lesbians. This one may be closer to the known facts than The Favourite, based as it is on 19th-century author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. The film centre on Colette’s (Keira Knightley) marriage to established author and gad-about-Paris Willy (Dominic West), […]

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