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Film #696: The Iron Lady (2011)

In my last post focusing on a Meryl Streep movie I noted how the actress had a skill for showing the sympathetic side in any character she portrays no matter how ghastly. 1,087 more words

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A Sense of an Ending 2017 ***

Julian Barnes’s slim novella was a Man Booker Prize winner, and has obvious cinematic potential; it’s a long slow burn as we delve into the past, with a pay-off that’s humbling and painful. 140 more words


[Netflix] Movie Review - Mary and the Witch's Flower

This movie that I stumbled upon on Netflix is based on a children’s book, The Little Broomstick, by Mary Stewart. Now I haven’t read this, and didn’t even know about growing up, but I found it on Amazon and put it on my wish list. 132 more words


Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget (Renée Zellweger) is jonesing for a man so badly that she’s not prepared to wait for one who’s actually nice to her.

This 2001 rom-com is as lazy as she is, neglecting Bridget’s character arc like Zellweger neglects her accent. 274 more words


ABC Film Challenge - Biopic - Y - The Young Victoria (2009)

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee

Writer: Julian Fellowes (Screenplay)

Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, Mark Strong


Plot: A dramatization of the turbulent first years of Queen Victoria’s rule, and her enduring romance with Prince Albert. 726 more words


Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

To win a bet, an eccentric British inventor beside his Chinese valet and an aspiring French artist, embarks on a trip full of adventures and dangers around the world in exactly eighty days. 91 more words

The Avengers (1998)

Whilst the world was gearing up for Avengers: End game, I decided to watch the 1998 remake of the very popular British TV Show, The Avengers. 807 more words

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