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The Last Resort

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  Miami  Beach is one of those cities that undergoes enormous transitions every single decade at a pace that is hard to keep up. In the early 50’s this sleepy seaside resort became a popular vacation destination for blue collar Jews who wanted a break from their tough lives in New York.  It later morphed … Continue reading





Shoplifters

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  Writer/director Hirokazu Koreeda’s extraordinary and brilliant new film about a disparate Japanese makeshift family may start in a gentle and slightly confusing manner, but by the time the final credits role you will be totally engrossed in the movie that won the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes last summer.  The family live crammed into a small dilapidated … Continue reading



On The Basis of Sex

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Hot on the heels of the award-winning documentary RBG from filmmakers Julie Cohen, and Betsy West comes this second attempt to capture the extraordinary life of the legendary Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on film.. This dramatised fictionalised movie was scripted  by Ginsburg’s nephew  newbie writer Daniel Stiepleman and hones in on an early part of her life … Continue reading



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