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Film – Early Man

Film – Early Man

Five weeks into 2018 and I’ve already seen my second animation. Early Man depicts the story of how football Fwas invented by the caveman/woman. Dug and his Stoneage tribe are ousted from their land – a familiar story today – by a more powerful man Lord Nooth who’s empire have moved on to bronze. One day, […]

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Film – Darkest Hour

Film – Darkest Hour

If like me, you are fed up of a lifetime’s worth of adulation for Churchill, a little bit of the other side of the story gets told here. I’ve long-maintained he was the wrong man at the right time as our wartime prime minister and Darkest Hour shows his first month is power. Everybody is […]

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Films of 2017

Films of 2017

 2017 turned out to be a great year for film. 43 films seen in all although 9 of these seen on-board flights making my plane tickets better value than my Cineworld card. However, a little better than last year’s 37 (5 on-board). WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES – maybe my first 10/10 PATTI CAKE$  MAUDIE […]

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Film – All the Money in the World

Film – All the Money in the World

Although the original, elderly Getty (Christopher Plummer) is depicted as an awful character, I found it difficult to have sympathy with any of the characters in the story of his grandson being held to ransom. Paul Getty was abducted while on the wrong side of the tracks but he is a teenager, exploring and working […]

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Film – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Film – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

This is a film where we root for none of the characters only to find all the badness is a result of incident and they have good in them. Despite the horrendous story line, there is humour dotted throughout. Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) puts up three billboards directed at the town Sheriff (Woody Harrelson) who […]

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Film – Molly’s Game

Film – Molly’s Game

Having just found out the dog I’ve been pining after while seeing her in my neighbourhood for the last 2 years is called Molly, every time I now see her, I want to call her Molly’s Game. I digress. The game in this case is the private gambling room that Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) runs, […]

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Film – The Post

Film – The Post

I love the newspaper industry, where I enjoyed a 17 year career and I have an unexplained interest in American political history (not current, I hasten to add) so add in Tom Hanks, this should be the film of the year. While the story of just how the Washington Post managed to obtain highly sensitive […]

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Film – Coco

Film – Coco

It is Oscar season so all the contenders are out as usual but this year I feel the kid’s arena may already have peaked with Coco. As with all the best made-for-kids films it hits a strong message home to the adults. As we head towards Mexico’s ‘Day of the Dead’ festival, we follow 12 […]

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Film: Paddington 2

Film: Paddington 2

Following in from the festive hit Paddington a couple of years ago, my third favourite bear (after our two Christmas bears) is now firmly ensconced as part of the brown family. He’s doing odd jobs to raise money for a birthday present for his Aunt who raised him. However, the local busy body has him arrested […]

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Film: The Disaster Artist

Film: The Disaster Artist

Amazing to think a true story such as this exists without me (us) knowing about it. I guess that’s one of the reasons we have films and books. Based on a book about a film, The Disaster Artist is Tommy Wiseau (the unrecognisable, James Franco, who also directed, it’s all a bit autobiographical isn’t it?), […]

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