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Review of The Homesman

Review of The Homesman

It is a common complaint by people who love a book that a filmed version of it does not do it justice. The film makers (unless they are Peter Jackson…

Local artist James Oliver

Local artist James Oliver

Local artist James Oliver has an original style and an interesting background. A graduate of Reigate College and Camberwell College of Arts he graduated and got a “proper job as…

Colin’s Top 500 Films: 175 to 151

Colin’s Top 500 Films: 175 to 151

175 Jackie Brown (1997 / Quentin Tarantino) Still Tarantino’s best movie, in my opinion, possibly because of the source material being an Elmore Leonard novel. A complex tale that satisfies…

Review of The Imitation Game

Review of The Imitation Game

If you were coming up with a list of greatest Britons, who would you have on it? Churchill, Darwin, Brunel, and Newton would appear on most. Thomas Paine and Aneurin…

Review of The Drop

Review of The Drop

For the second time this year, I find myself watching the last significant film role played by one of my favourite actors. James Gandolfini, usually a welcome supporting actor, was…

Review of Fury

Review of Fury

Some films are consistently good or bad all the way through and you know where you are with those. Films that vary widely in quality throughout their running time are…

Mr Turner and The Art of the Steal

Mr Turner and The Art of the Steal

This may seem like two unlikely films to link in a review: it is true, both in terms of content and quality, that they do not have much in common.…