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Pride; Bloody British Brilliance

On Friday I watched Pride for the second time and luckily for me it didn’t lose any of its original charm. The story of the lesbian and gay activists who came out in support of the miners was still as heartwarming as the first time I’d had the pleasure of seeing it. 390 more words

Film Reviews

LFF 2014: Bypass (Duane Hopkins, 2014)

It’s easy to pigeonhole cinematic portrayals of the working class as grim and hopeless. Duane Hopkins doesn’t shy away from this method in his latest effort, the rather tragic Bypass, starring George MacKay as a lone soul in a torturous world. 202 more words


Review – Pride, Errol Flynn Filmhouse, Northampton, 7th October 2014

1984-85 – the Miners’ Strike. Those were hard times. Daily news coverage of clashes between strikers, police, pickets, “scabs”; daily coverage of families scrabbling around for food; daily coverage of resolute politicians from all parties refusing to compromise; daily coverage of the gladiatorial combat between Thatcher and Scargill. 1,067 more words

Chris Sparkle


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I have to start by saying that I don’t think my rating of this film does it justice. Let me see if I can explain. 310 more words

Movie Review

Review: Bypass (2014)

Bypass is a joint venture between Third Films and Swedish company FilmiVast with funding from the British Film Institute and Film Agency Wales; from writer/director… 247 more words



Pride (Matthew Warchus, 2014) 4/5

We Brits know how to make feel-good films. The Full Monty, Made in Dagenham and Slumdog Millionaire are but a few that tackle social prejudices. 300 more words

Film Reviews

Review: Pride

It is not at all surprising that this movie is already being adapted into a stage musical. For one thing, Matilda‘s Matthew Warchus directed it (with great feeling and nimbleness, I might add). 308 more words