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There are usually two reasons why big-name directors like Academy Award Nominee Stephen Frears (‘THE QUEEN’, ‘GRIFTERS’ etc) return to Sundance Film Festival with new work after some years absence,  a) to garner more press coverage,  or b) despite the star wattage of their product they still haven’t managed to sell the movie. His ‘LAY THE … Continue reading


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University lecturer Nick is taking his school-teacher wife Meg on a weekend trip to Paris to celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary.  They live in a suburb of Birmingham in the Midlands of the UK which is a place of little joy.  Nick is hoping this trip will kick-start their neglected sex-life into action again, whereas … Continue reading

Let Yourself Go

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This is one of those old-fashioned screwball comedies that Hollywood may have given up on, but seemingly is still a film genre that has a place in Italian cinema This is the tale of a 60-ish-year-old Jewish psychoanalyst  Elio (Toni Servillo) who is so bored with most of his patients that he is quietly tucking into pastries … Continue reading

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