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Moonrise Kingdom

This beautiful coming-of-age comedy is about a pair of young lovers Sam Shakusky and Suzy Bishop. After sparking a penpal relationship, they arrange to run away from home on their remote New England island, though only for 10 days. Armed with his scouting enquipment and she with her pet cat and a record player they cope remarkably well Click here to read more…

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The Artist

Film was born in France, but it found its feet in Hollywood. So it’s almost poetic that The Artist is a French film that pays homage to the golden years of Tinseltown. George Valentin is the star of silent comedy and helps nurture the talent of up and coming heart-throb Peppy Miller. But the advent Click here to read more…

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Midnight in Paris

A writer and his fiancee are having a strained holiday in Paris. Frustrated by the lack of romance that his partner has for a city he adores, he wanders off on a walk only to end up at a party with Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Yes that’s right, he’s gone back in time to Click here to read more…

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The Tourist

It beggars belief that I am writing this review after wasting 1 1/2 hours of my precious time on this film, but I feel it is my responsibility as a reviewer to save others from similarly wasting valuable paint drying time. On the surface it looks vaguely promising. Elise (Jolie) after receiving a mysterious note Click here to read more…

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Blue Valentine

Did you ever wonder what happened to Cinderella after she married Prince Charming? Or Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan’s characters in… well, in all of them. Films offer a snapshot view of a character’s life, a glimpse of some particular event that can then be wrapped up neatly and handed over like a birthday present. Click here to read more…

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Cinema Paradiso

Most of the story is told in flashback. It begins with a man, Salvatore, hearing the news of a death of a man called Alfredo. He then reminisces over this father-figure, a man whom he knew as a child and teen who taught him to be a cinema projectionist. As a teen he also falls Click here to read more…

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To Catch A Thief

This film won an Oscar in 1955 for Robert Burks, for Best Cinematography beating Oklahoma and Guys and Dolls! One almost wishes one could see it on the big screen once more in it’s glorious Vista-Vision. However seeing on more modern screens one can’t help but notice how many back-projected scenes there are in this Click here to read more…

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