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Favourite Film Friday - #11 Dead Man's Shoes

Every Friday I choose one of my favourite movies for a brief overview.

#11 Dead Man’s Shoes

  • Genre: revenge drama, crime thriller 
  • Director: Shane Meadows…
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Favourite Film Friday

Pride - film review

I’d heard glowing reviews about this film and with a cast including Dominic West, Imelda Staunton and Bill Nighy, the odds of it being good were looking pretty favourable. 1,026 more words


Pride (2014)

Before the Miners Strike, the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)’s newspaper, “The Miner”, had a Page 3 girl. For those of you reading this who aren’t British, page 3 is the bizarre and misogynist phenomenon where some of our normal mainstream daily newspapers will devote their page 3 to a huge picture of a topless woman, a “tradition” that sadly continues to this day. 969 more words


The Cry of the Owl (2009)

Another day another Netflix movie. Having spent ages searching through and finding nothing appealing I settled on a film I knew nothing about. Only afterwards did I realise it was based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith who had written… 300 more words


Quickie: Pride

When a group of gay men and lesbians turn up in a small Welsh village in support of the miners’ strikes, not everyone is happy to have their support. 240 more words

Film Reviews


Britain has a fine tradition of making films in which the working class are very much front and centre of proceedings and Pride is the latest such offering. 727 more words

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Pride (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy

Years of tension between the National Union of Mineworkers and U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher boiled over in the spring of 1984. Inspired by their own skirmishes with authorities, a group of gay activists formed the “Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners” program and began raising money in their neighborhood to help subsidize the strikers and their struggling families. 696 more words

2014 Film Reviews