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THE DAMNED UNITED


2009 DIRECTOR: Tom Hooper Not being a football fan and admittedly, not having any real knowledge of Brian Clough as anyone more than a name associated with the sport, there was little to draw me to this film. That is except for my inherent interest in history and a liking for Michael Sheen's ever growing… Continue reading THE DAMNED UNITED

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FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR


1986 DIRECTOR: Randal Kleiser NOT A PART OF MY COLLECTION Will we be adding this to our collection? NO Contains Spoilers! An 80's classic through and through. Flight Of the Navigator follows a 12-year-old boy, who in 1978 was last seen chasing after his dog in the woods. After falling into a ravine, he awakes eight… Continue reading FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR

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(500) DAYS OF SUMMER


2009 DIRECTOR(s): Marc Webb NOT A PART OF MY COLLECTION Will we be adding this to our collection? Maybe May Contain Spoilers! "This is not a love story" was the opening quote from the narrator of this off beat indie rom-com, if that's the best term for it. It charts the 500 day changing relationship between… Continue reading (500) DAYS OF SUMMER

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PAUL (UNRATED VERSION)


2011 DIRECTOR: Greg Mottola Contains Spoilers NOT A PART OF OUR COLLECTION Critics had suggested that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, made famous for their very English interpretations of genre films with Sean Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, had finally sold out with Paul, the same way that Edgar Wright had tried to do with Scott Pilgrim… Continue reading PAUL (UNRATED VERSION)

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SUPER 8


2011 DIRECTOR: J.J. Abrams Contains Spoilers Early Spielberg has always been one of my most favoured eras of film, with the like of Jaws and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind standing out as some of my favourite films from the 70's. Another film of this era would be E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial, but this is one of… Continue reading SUPER 8

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A COMMENT ON: THE IRON LADY


Meryl Streep's latest Oscar bid, sorry, Biopic, The Iron Lady arrived in U.K. cinema's last Friday.  Although I have yet to see this film I still, as many will in the U.K., have a strong opinion about this subject. I was born just eight months before Margret Thatcher, "The Grocer's Daughter", "The Iron Lady" came to… Continue reading A COMMENT ON: THE IRON LADY

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TAMARA DREWE


2010 DIRECTOR: Steven Frears NOT A PART OF MY COLLECTION Will we be adding this to our collection? NO May Contain Spoilers! This is your typical Guardian reader middle class tosh, filled with intellectual cyphers and recognisable caricatures, though it's still light and amusing. I still don't se the appeal of Gemma Arterton as she simple can't act… Continue reading TAMARA DREWE

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THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY (DOCUMENTARY SERIES FINAL PARTS)


2011 (RATING FOR ENTIRE SERIES) Director: Mark Cousins A 15 part documentary series (More 4 (UK) The FINAL Parts & Series Overview Follow link for review of parts 1-3 Follow link for review of parts 4 -9 The Story Of Film. 15 parts at over an hour a time to explain Mark Cousin's view on what… Continue reading THE STORY OF FILM: AN ODYSSEY (DOCUMENTARY SERIES FINAL PARTS)

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RESERVOIR DOGS


1992 DIRECTOR: Quentin Tarantino Now just over 19 years old, Reservoir Dogs has made a quite a name for itself as a film that everyone should have seen, but I hadn't. Firstly I was too young for it on its initial release, then I  didn't really fancy it and finally I saw bits and thought I… Continue reading RESERVOIR DOGS