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  The fascinating fact about Colette, based on the real life of the celebrated French author, is that is a story of female liberation.  During the Belle Epoque period in Paris at the turn of the 20th Century in society men were openly promiscuous and wives were expected to demurely turn a blind eye, but … Continue reading

Downton Abbey : the best feel-good movie of the year (so far)

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  Watching the glorious movie version of Downton Abbey on the big screen is just like being welcomed back home to old (rather grand) friends who we have missed .  Of course we are not the visitors that Lord and Lady Grantham (Hugh Bonneville & Elizabeth McGovern) are expecting as they have just received a … Continue reading

The Favourite

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  The Favourite is probably our favourite movie of 2018.  This sparkling feminist period dramedy set in England at the beginning of the 18th Century has an outrageous plot loosely based on historical figures of the time which makes for such a glorious tale of jealousy and intrigue that is a feast for one’s ears … Continue reading

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