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Kate Winslet shines in HBO’s Mare of Easttown

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  Unlike other film actresses in her age group Oscar winner Kate Winslet has not suddenly started re-focusing her career onto playing roles in TV series.  Even though her very first one Mildred Pierce potted her a Golden Globe in 2012. Winslet, recently seen on the Big Screen in Francis Lee’s glorious sophomore movie Ammonite, … Continue reading



WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn

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There has been so much press coverage about the spectacular rise and fall of the We Work business that you know any film hoping to make sense of its 11-year existence will be a horror story of some sort.  Especially for the several thousand employees who lost their jobs because of the mismanagement of We … Continue reading



The Courier : the most unlikely true Spy story ever

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  The Courier takes us back to the time last century when a successful British Businessman was recruited by the MI6 the UK’s Spy Service to spy on Russia .  Those  were the (good) old days when we still had the old-fashioned cloak and dagger real-life spies and Russia was the ONLY country that was … Continue reading



Crip Camp : A Disability Revolution

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CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION is something of a muddled film, but nevertheless a inspiring powerful telling of the journey for rights for the disabled community that will shock  many of us who were unaware of it. The story starts in the 1970’s at Camp Jenard in the Catskills run by hippies where kids with … Continue reading



Pedro Almodovar “The Human Voice”

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    For his very first film in English the acclaimed Spanish film auteur Pedro Almodovar directs Tilda Swinton in The Human Voice a short drama loosely based on a play by Jean Cocteau.  It may be one of Almodovar shortest pieces shot in just 10 days last summer, but it is also one of … Continue reading



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