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Sorry We Missed You : Ken Loach’s latest piece of brutal realism

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  For those cinephiles who worried that Ken Loach’s Palme D’Or Winner ‘I Daniel Blake’ may have been the last film from the veteran British director then his new one  “Sorry We Missed You” is a welcome addition to his resume. Typical for this very socialist-committed man who always wears his heart on his sleeve, … Continue reading



Greed : a satirical comedy about a story that in reality is far from funny.

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  Michael Winterbottom’s latest movie is a fast-paced satirical comedy about a story that in reality is far from funny.  It’s the very skimpily veiled story of notorious Brit billionaire businessman Sir Philip Green who the British Parliament named as ‘the unacceptable face of capitalism’.  Green used nefarious means to buy Topshop and half a … Continue reading



The Booksellers : a glimpse into a genteel world that maybe disappearing

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According to most of the people featured in this new documentary the world of antiquarian bookselling is gently standing by watching its own demise.  Everyone involved may have a different opinion on its potential survival, but they are all unanimous in who/what is to blame i.e. the internet.   In New York  from the 1890s to … Continue reading



Ordinary Love : gets tested when someone gets very ill

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Tom (Liam Neeson) and Joan (Lesley Manville)  lead an such an ordinary life now that they are retired and as they keep themselves to themselves they are almost invisible to the outside world. That is all about to change when the lump Joan discovers in her breast when she is showering and that turns out … Continue reading



After Parkland: how a community comes to terms with tragedy

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  This is probably the most sobering documentary we have watched for a very long time.  The details of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead and another 17 injured two years ago were covered in depth by the media at the time, but that still doesn’t … Continue reading



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