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Review: Belfast

Set in Belfast in 1969, Belfast is a British coming-of-age drama about a young boy growing up during a time of civil unrest in Northern Ireland. The movie follows the story of 9-year-old Buddy and his family, as they do their best to navigate their way through the Troubles – a period of intense and…

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Review: WarHunt (2022)

It’s 1945, the world is at war, and a plane carrying a troop of US soldiers crash lands in a forest in Nazi Germany, 80 miles south of Stuttgart. With no communication coming from the men, a separate squad is sent into the forest to retrieve the team. Upon entering the wooded area, the squad…

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Review: My Son

Directed by Christian Carion, and currently streaming in the UK via Amazon Prime Video, is the British mystery-thriller, My Son. The film – starring James McAvoy and Claire Foy – centres around an estranged father, who is put through the emotional wringer when his son Ethan goes missing. In the movie, Ethan is away at…

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Bill Murray movies in order

Bill Murray is one of Hollywood’s most notable actors, with a career that has run decades. He has appeared in a wealth of movies, sometimes in major roles, often in bit parts, with titles including Scrooged (1988), Charlie’s Angels (2000) and The Jungle Book (2016), amongst many others. In this post I am taking a…

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Review: Nightmare Alley

Landing in UK cinemas today is the fantasy crime-thriller, Nightmare Alley. The movie – directed by Guillermo del Toro – is based on the novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham, and stars Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Ron Perlman, Rooney Mara, and Willem Dafoe. Nightmare Alley follows the story of a…

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Review: Donkeyhead (2022)

In Canadian drama, Donkeyhead, a struggling writer is tasked with looking after her father, who is living with cancer. She is doing her best by him, but it is a difficult job, and she has little help.   When her father’s health takes a turn for the worst, her family are called in to offer…

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Review: Mass

Recently added to Sky/NOW in the UK is the US drama film, Mass. The movie – written and directed by Fran Kranz – stars Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Ann Dowd, and Reed Birney, and tells the story of two sets of parents coming to terms with the deaths of their children. In the movie, it…

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Review: Save the Cinema (2022)

Currently streaming in the UK via Sky/NOW, as well as playing in select cinemas, is the British family drama, Save the Cinema. The film – set in Wales in 1993 – tells the tale of a youth theatre leader, and her fight to save a Listed building from demolition. In the movie, Liz Evans is…

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Review: The Last Thing Mary Saw

It is 1843 in the US, and two young women are engaging in a romantic relationship. One of the women is a member of a conservative household, while the other is a maid who works for the family. But the relationship between the two women is something which is not looked upon kindly. When it…

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