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Colin’s Top 500 Films: 300 to 276

Colin’s Top 500 Films: 300 to 276

300     Holiday  (1938 / George Cukor) Witty romantic comedy starring an energetic Cary Grant and youthful Katherine Hepburn. Grant is surprised  that, after a whirlwind romance, the girl he is…

Parkland – review

Parkland – review

The 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death is marked by the release of Parkland, vying for exposure amongst a plethora of documentaries and dramas on TV. As I am very…

The Counsellor review

The Counsellor review

After a critical mauling and poor box office returns in the US, The Counsellor has had a fairly low key release here despite an impressive looking cast and a big…

Do you drink too much?

Do you drink too much?

Residents can use a free smartphone app or the Change 4 Life drinks checker to manage alcohol responsibly To mark the launch of Alcohol Awareness Week 2013 on Monday 18…

Kerry Fisher – local author gets first publishing deal

Kerry Fisher – local author gets first publishing deal

Reigate resident and author Kerry Fisher’s first novel The School Gate Survival Guide will be published by Avon in August 2014, followed up by The Divorce Domino in August 2015.…

Gravity – a review

Gravity – a review

At the start of Alfonso Cuarón’s immersive space set actioner, a caption points out that there is no sound in space, which immediately provokes memories of Alien’s famous tag line.…

Philomena – a review

Philomena – a review

Philomena is another film examining faith and forgiveness but in a much more lucid way. This is a true story of an elderly lady, Philomena (Dame Judi Dench) searching for…

Prisoners – a review

Prisoners – a review

An interesting, if too revealing trailer, and good reviews meant that Prisoners was on my must see list, but I didn’t get round to it until the last screening at…

Captain Phillips Review

Captain Phillips Review

A brief plot outline of Captain Phillips may make this sound like a Steven Seagal film: a ship is under attack by Somali Pirates and it is up to the…