Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hidden Figures should be seen

Hidden Figures is the story, or rather three connected stories, of the African- American women who worked for NASA at the start of the space race in 1961. Each struggles to be recognised for their talents and accepted as equals, … Continue reading

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Fences

It is ironic that you can tell how moving a film was by how little moving goes on when it finishes, and in Monday night’s showing of Fences, no one reached for their coats until several minutes into the closing … Continue reading

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You’ll Get Out What You Put In

Writer director Jordan Peele’s latest teen horror, Get Out, certainly ticks all the boxes for the genre. Good looking, young, sexy lead couple: check. Embarrassingly friendly olds: check. Perfectly innocent setting where things are not quite what they seem: check. … Continue reading

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It’s Life, Jim, exactly as we know it…

At the end of the day, the new big budget sci-fi outing, Life, doesn’t ask many searching questions, but then perhaps the question should be, does it need to? Life does exactly what it says on the tin. It is … Continue reading

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The rules don’t apply to anyone

From the trailers you might think that Rules Don’t Apply is a classic Hollywood romance. But it isn’t. You might think that it is a biopic of Howard Hughes. But it’s not that either. Rules Don’t Apply is both of … Continue reading

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Their finest hour and a half

Their Finest is a very British film filled with the very British wartime sensibilities of stiff upper lip, soldiering on regardless and a healthy dislike of the Yanks. Hardly surprising when you consider it is directed by Lone Sherfig, the … Continue reading

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