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Peterloo : Mike Leigh’s take of one of the UK’s darkest moments from the past

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Veteran British Filmmaker the 7 time Academy Award Nominee Mike Leigh’s latest film takes a look back at a disgraceful part of English history that most people are totally unaware of. This epic length drama is from one of the most lauded auteurs in indie cinema whose work however never really enjoys mush commercial success,.  … Continue reading



Red Joan: Judi Dench plays a spy in this rather leaden drama

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  The most traitorous act about this British spy story would be to admit that one didn’t like (Dame) July Dench’s performance as the octogenarian widow suddenly arrested by the Authorities for what she got up to at University in the 1940’s.  The hesitation is not a reflection of her in anyway, but in the … Continue reading



Screwball : the farce behind Baseball’s doping scandal

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  Even when you have lived in Miami for a couple of decades you feel that you may become immune to the latest big scandal that inevitably involves bribery, corruption and most of all illegal drugs, but you never quite do.   Some of it however, like the doping professional baseball players high drama is … Continue reading



The Invisibles : the story of Jews who hid from the Nazis in Berlin in WW2

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  The Invisibles is an intriguing hybrid docudrama that bears witness to the number of German Jews who chose to go into  hiding rather than being captured by the Nazis in WW2.  In 1943 Goebbels the Reich Minister of Propaganda of Germany declared that after all the purges there were no Jews left in Berlin.  … Continue reading



Time For Ilhan

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  Norah Shapiro’s exhilarating documentary about the remarkable Somali/American woman who single-handedly is changing the face of politics in Minnesota for good, is one of those uplifting stories that restores one’s faith in humanity.  Not an easy thing to do in this present debased and dangerous political climate. 37 year old Ilhan Omar immigrated to … Continue reading



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