Tag Archives: Drama

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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Film Review – The Big Sick

Last night I finally managed to catch up with The Big Sick, a fact-based romantic comedy drama which hasn’t done great business (in the UK at least). This is a shame, since The Big Sick is funny, touching and even … Continue reading

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Download Love vs Honour FREE – for five days only!

Continuing my summer giveaways, Love vs Honour is available for the next five days as a free download from Amazon Kindle. After falling in love, teenagers Johnny and Sabina pretend to convert to Islam and Christianity respectively, to placate the … Continue reading

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Film Review – It Comes at Night

It Comes at Night has been marketed as a horror film. Quite honestly this is misleading. Yes there are horror aspects, but this is more psychological apocalyptic drama than horror, with lashings of ambiguity that had the disgruntled audience I … Continue reading

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Film Review – Lady Macbeth

Florence Pugh gives an outstanding lead performance in Lady Macbeth, which I finally caught up with this evening at my local arts centre. Alice Birch’s screenplay, based on Nikolai Leskov’s novel, has relocated the narrative to the north of England … Continue reading

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