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  • Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

    ★★★★

    Finally got a chance to watch the French nominee for best foreign language movie from the 2019 Oscars. It’s taken an age for it to appear on a cinema but boy it was worth the wait. 

    Remarkably it’s the debut movie for Ladj Ly and an impressive debut it is. Influenced by La Haine it delves deep into the mixed up deprived estates of Paris introducing us to an array of characters that are black, white, Muslim and gypsy. Police…

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★★½

    Charlie Kaufman is the latest movie director to see his new movie premier on Netflix and not at the cinemas. Synonymous with writing, his last few movies, as with this one, he has opted to direct them himself. 
    Based on a book this has of course been written for the screen by Kaufman. You can see his attraction to the original source material as it tackles the quirkiness of life and loneliness. 

    Jessie Buckley proves herself an interesting actor taking…

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  • Fisherman’s Friends

    Fisherman’s Friends

    ★★½

    This is one of those movies that British cinema does a lot of. A feel good movie that follows a set formulae and delivers a reasonably successful movie that the public can enjoy. Some of these movies  crossover and are hugely successful whilst others like this are good but without having that extra sparkle that makes it stand out. 

    All based on a true story where a bunch of local fishermen singing sea shanties really were signed by a record…

  • Red Joan

    Red Joan

    ★★

    Trevor Nunn is a very respected and accomplished theatre director. Here he shows us how being a great theatre director does not necessarily make you a great movie director. 
    This movie has no cinematic flair whatsoever. 

    He does get a good cast around him and they are trying their best. Both Cookson and Dench play their parts well. 
    They are blessed with a book telling an interesting story about a female spy from the Cold War now living in society…