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Plasticine Rocks #earlyman #filmreview

I’m not entirely sure when I first saw Wallace and Gromit in action, but I do know it was in The Wrong Trousers. Since then I’ve marvelled at the skill of stop motion animation, the storylines and the in-jokes, adopted … Continue reading

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It’s All In The Post #thepost #filmreview

I remember well All The Presidents Men. Redford and Hoffman, of course but also Jason Robards as Ben Bradlee the fearsome editor of the Washington Post. What distinguished it was the tension that the story telling generated even though we … Continue reading

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Telling It As It Is #filmreview #threebillboardsoutsideebbingmissouri

There are comic moments when you can catch yourself laughing and then checking to see if you’re the only one. Sometimes it’s because of the company you’re in. Mostly it’s because you’re pretty sure part of the joke is the … Continue reading

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Darkest before Dawn #filmreview #darkesthour

I’m a bit of a snob, that’s incontestable. And it can manifest itself in several ways, one of which is an unedifying arrogance about certain aspects of our history. Films that touch on areas I have studied, or read about, … Continue reading

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Money, money everywhere and not a drop to spend #filmreview #allthemoneyintheworld

How much money is enough? It’s a question posed of John Paul Getty by his security consultant, Fletcher Chase. More than this, came the answer from the man who was assessed to be the richest in the world at the … Continue reading

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‘And if you don’t like that history, I’ve another ten you can try’ #filmreview #deathofstalin

It is said that during Stalin’s reign, if he gave a speech the audience had to applaud enthusiastically and keep on applauding; if you stopped first the police would identify you and you would be suitably punished. In theory I … Continue reading

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When Is It Ok To Laugh #filmreview #victoriaandabdul

There’s a programme over here, on Channel 4, called the Last Leg that came out of the Paralympics in 2012. Hosted by an Ozzie it has two of its three presenters who have significant disabilities. They run this live twitter … Continue reading

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