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A Separation (2011) – Asghar Farhadi (Friday’s finest)

I had A Separation on the back-burner to watch for far too long and when I eventually saw this Academy award winner for best foreign film, I was kicking myself I hadn’t seen it sooner. It is currently sitting 9th

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Picnic at Hanging Rock 1975- Peter Weir (Friday’s Finest)

On Fridays I intend to post about relatively obscure movies which deserve in my estimation more widespread appreciation. They might be art-house, foreign or low budget films or a combination of all three. I have already posted about many films

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A Lovely Night – Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)

Perhaps my least favourite genre in cinema was the musical, that is until I saw La la Land. Wikipedia: La La Land is a 2016 American romantic comedy-drama musical film written and directed by Damien Chazelle. It stars Ryan Gosling

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Put to Seinfeld… ‘Actor, Writer, Producer – Which of Larry David’s Skills do you admire the most?’

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The highly anticpated ‘The Irishman’ – Martin Scorsese

The year was 1995. Scorsese, De Niro, & Pesci teamed up in CASINO (and GOODFELLAS in 1990) and De Niro & Pacino in HEAT. And now all four have finally come together in Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’. Arguably the greatest cast

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Rocketman- Elton Hercules John!

As I alluded to in a recent post there is a plethora of music homage movies set for release in 2019, Rocketman is one such feature which centers on the musical-life of Elton John. This review does contain spoilers so

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The Happy Prince – Oscar Wilde (adapted and directed by Orson Welles)

When I was a child, I used to play this record incessantly.  Today, as a 45 year old man, it still brings a tear to my eye! It remains the most beautiful and heart-wrenching fable I have ever had the

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Music homage films abound in 2019 (Beatles, Springsteen, Elton John & Bob Dylan)

After the big box-office smash hit Bohemian Rhapsody, film studios must have been wiping the dust off dozens of musical homage scripts faster than they could sing: ‘We will, we will rock you!’. Yesterday and Blinded By The Light In

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The Master (2012) – Paul Thomas Anderson

Lancaster Dodd: I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher. But above all, I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you. While Paul Thomas Anderson’s film catalogue may not be expansive his

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Lost Horizon (1937) – Frank Capra

Along with Woody Allen’s Sleeper, Lost Horizon is another movie recommended to me by fellow blogger Badfinger20. It is a Frank Capra film based on the 1933 novel of the same name by James Hilton. IMDB storyline: British diplomat Robert

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