Tag Archives: Drama

Download Children of the Folded Valley FREE – for five days only!

Anyone who grew up in a cult, or amid a stifling religious atmosphere, may find my most successful novel, Children of the Folded Valley, resonates with their own experience. Certainly I’d be lying if I claimed my own rather peculiar … Continue reading

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Download Love vs Honour FREE – for five days only!

Teenage romance isn’t a genre I generally dabble in, but I did write Love vs Honour – a tale of star-crossed teenage lovers with a religious twist. It begins as a conventional romance, with a holiday attraction leading to something … Continue reading

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Film Review – A Fantastic Woman

A Fantastic Woman, winner of this year’s Best Foreign Film Oscar, is a melancholy Chilean drama about a transgender woman coming to terms with the sudden death of her much older partner. Daniela Vega contributes a first-rate central performance, with … Continue reading

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Film Review – All the Money in the World

Considering Ridley Scott reshot over twenty scenes at the eleventh hour for his new film All the Money in the World – replacing Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer following sexual harassment allegations – it’s something of a miracle that it … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Disaster Artist

Any self-respecting film buff will tell you The Room (as opposed to Room – important distinction) is one of the best worst movies ever made. As an attempt at Tennessee Williams-esque chamber piece, it is astonishingly and hilarious bad; a … Continue reading

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Film Review – The Florida Project

Following the audacious Tangerine, Sean Baker’s new film The Florida Project is a truly outstanding celebration of childhood, set against a social realist backdrop amongst Florida’s more deprived residents. At a budget motel near Disneyland, the film follows fearless, six … Continue reading

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Film Review – Wonder

If Wonder proves anything, it proves that having a Star Wars obsessed protagonist is no guarantee that I will give a film a free pass. Having been told that Wonder would make me laugh and cry, I can inform you … Continue reading

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Film Review – Battle of the Sexes

The famous “Battle of the Sexes” 1973 tennis match between world number one Billie Jean King and former champion Bobby Riggs is dramatised to very agreeable effect in this satisfying drama, co-directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Featuring outstanding … Continue reading

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, based on a memoir by Peter Turner, is about the brief but passionate relationship between Peter and Oscar-winning but fading Hollywood star Gloria Grahame, who had memorable supporting roles in films like It’s a … Continue reading

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Film Review – Mother!

There has been much debate around Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! as to what it is all supposed to mean. Some have interpreted it as an environmentalist parable (a “Mother” who gives to an overpopulated world until she can give nothing more), … Continue reading

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