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Cinema Review – Hidden Figures

In 1960s Virginia, when segregation was still very much in effect, three African American women, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) and Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) not only defied expectations and rules, but helped NASA with the mathematics to launch the first successful US space missions. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Two Faces of January

Rydel (Oscar Isaac) is an American working as a tour guide in Greece in 1962. Rydel has carved out a life for himself running tours and running cons on tourists, but all of this changes when he becomes fascinated with Colette (Kirsten Dunst) and her husband Chester (Viggo Mortensen). After the three share a drink, it is not long before Rydel is drafted in to help Chester move to body of a PI, and the relationship between the three becomes stronger, and utterly complicated. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – On The Road

When Sal (Sam Reily) meets the freewheeling Dean (Garret Hedlund), he is immediately fascinated with this young man and fearless way he lives his life. Sal soon joins Sam and his 16 year old wife Mary Lou (Kirsten Stewart) as they travel across the country and live their lives as though they are about to burn out.
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Cinema Review – Melancholia

Melancholia focuses on Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) as they navigate the pitfalls of the planet Melancholia’s proximity to Earth as well as Justine’s doomed wedding reception, her marriage and her depression. Maybe this disaster was foretold, however, as the planet Melancholia is headed toward Earth on a collision course that sparks very different reactions from our cast. Continue reading

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Retro Review – The Virgin Suicides

I watched The Virgin Suicides today for the first time in many years, and I was amazed that it was still the film I remembered it to be. Sometimes the rose tinted glasses of nostalgia get in the way of accurate memory, but The Virgin Suicides is a film that benefits from nostalgia, as this is what the film is all about. Continue reading

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