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Cannes Review – Youth

Returning to the Swiss holiday destination he always visited with his wife, retired English composer Fred Ballinger (Michael Caine) finds himself reflecting over his life, with his friend Mick (Harvey Keitel), Fred finds himself hassled by the Palace to perform his famous Simple Songs for the Queen, a request he consistently denies. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Irrational Man

Abe (Joaquin Phoenix) is the typical clichéd tortured professor; he struggles to find a meaning for life, although he seems Romantic to those around him. When he strikes up a friendship with student Jill (Emma Stone), and they overhear a conversation about a bullying Judge in a diner, Abe suddenly makes a decision that gives him a reason to live, and a new joy for life. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – The Lobster

Recently single David (Colin Farrell) checks into a mysterious hotel in the hope of finding love; the catch being that if he doesn’t find a partner with in 45 days he will be turned into an animal. Choosing a lobster as his animal, Dave sets out to find a woman to spend his life with, spending evenings hunting the Loners to try and up his day quota, and trying to find a woman with whom he has a defining characteristic in common. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Oz the Great and Powerful

Inspired by L. Frank Baum’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and set before the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, Oz the Great and Powerful tells the story of the Wizard (James Franco), how he came to Oz and how be became the powerful and beloved wizard of Oz. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Lovely Bones

For some reason I did not see The Lovely Bones when it first came out. I don’t know why. But now that the hype has died down, I am glad that I didn’t.

There was so much press surrounding the release of the movie, Oscar buzz for Saoirse Ronan and the fans of the book coming out and declaring how excited they were to see it translated onto the big screen. Then came the reviews, and any I heard were not favourable. Maybe that was why I steered clear of the movie for a while. Whatever the reason, I am happy I did. Continue reading

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