Tag Archives: Stephen Frears

Cinema Review – The Program

Lance Armstrong was once one of the most famous and decorated athletes in the world, with seven Tour De France victories under his belt. All of this came crashing down in 2013, when he finally admitted to the doping allegations that had plagued him for years. Director Stephen Frears takes us behind the scenes of the man, the myth and the cheat. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Philomena

Former journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) finds himself at a career crossroads and wants to fall back into his previous profession, although he is unsure how to do so until he is introduced to Philomena Lee (Judi Dench). Philomena is an Irish woman who fell pregnant at a young age, and was sent to live in a Magdalene Laundry. She was forced to give her son up for adoption, and has been searching for him ever since. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Lay the Favourite

Beth (Rebecca Hall) is a small town girl with dreams of a glamorous life. When she tires of her job as a private dancer, she packs up and heads to Las Vegas in search of her fortune. Within days of moving into a fleabag motel at the wrong end of the Strip, Beth is introduced to Dink (Bruce Willis), who introduces her to the world of professional gambling. Continue reading

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