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Freddie Quell is a real mess. After being discharged from the US Navy where he served in the Pacific Fleet in WW2 he has serious psychological issues and a  fierce short-fused temper that will not allow him to adapt back into civilian life at all, and so he drifts from job to job until one … Continue reading


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This sentimental old-fashioned French melodrama oozing with charm is a faithful remake of the 1940 original movie penned and directed by novelist turned playwright Marcel Pagnol.  This time it is helmed by veteran award winning actor Daniel Auteuil making his directing debut and taking the starring role too.  There are no CGI, (computer generated imagery) … Continue reading

The Zookeeper’s Wife

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For her latest starring role the twice Oscar Nominated actress Jessica Chastain has ignored the old Hollywood adage ‘never work with animals and children‘ in this highly emotional biopic set in WW2. Chastain plays a real life character Antonina Żabiński, who with her husband Jan (Flemish actor Johan Heldenbergh) run the Warsaw Zoo which they turn … Continue reading

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