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Film Confessional #6: Robin Williams (Morbid Curiosity or Genuine Heartache?)

This is a little different to the usual semi-regular feature I host here on SSP Thinks Film. Usually, I confess to a love or affection, or leap to the defense of a film almost universally derided by critics or audiences. 531 more words


The Iron Lady (2011)

The Iron Lady

Directed by Phylidia Lloyd, U.K., 2011

With a heavy dose of Meryl Streep coming this year, starting with this weekend’s “The Giver,” it is as fitting a time as any to look back on her most recent Oscar winning performance as Margaret Thatcher in 2011’s The Iron Lady. 470 more words



“the eyes of the world hold affection for popularity and moral roadblocks”


True Story: 10 Films that brought awareness of true events

At the advanced screening of Jersey Boys in
Dallas, Texas on Monday, June 16, 2014.

In the wake of the newly released, Jersey Boys, directed by Clint Eastwood, and based on the Broadway show, I learned a lot about a part of history I knew little about. 463 more words

The Lady's not for turning

Yesterday I once again enjoyed watching one of my favourite films to be produced this decade.

Mockingly dubbed ‘The Iron Lady’ by the Soviet press, Baroness Margaret Thatcher’s public and private persona was one of steadfast certainty and steely vision, and the much anticipated and Oscar winning 2011 film… 709 more words