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Pride (2014)

A Comedy/ Drama from the UK, directed by Matthew Warchus, with Ben Schnetzer, George MacKay and Andrew Scott.

I saw Pride at the Film Festival in Ghent (Belgium). 391 more words


Review: Pride, 2014, dir. Matthew Warchus

“From its first frames, Pride opens itself wide to scrutiny: this is based on a true story. We’re used to this, of course. We turn to the cinema for escape, but by invoking REALITY the so-called “true story” breaks the illusion we’ve sought, and in turn, we feel it’s our obligation to call the veracity of every single element on the screen into question. 57 more words


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