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Film Posts 41 – The Big Short

It’s taken so long to get round to writing this post that I’d almost forgotten seeing The Big Short. The film deals with the financial crash of 2008, and particularly with three groups who saw it coming and set up … Continue reading

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BBC Folk Awards – The Unthanks and Rhiannon Giddens

Just had to post this quickly – wins at the BBC Folk Awards last night for The Unthanks (Best Album) and Rhiannon Giddens (Best Folk Singer). Two of my favourite artists, who I’ve posted about here before in the “How I Got … Continue reading

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Film Posts 40 – The Revenant

Who will like this film: Fans of Leonardo di Caprio Fans of suffering acting Fans of Leonardo di Caprio doing suffering acting for two hours, where every scene screams “give me an Oscar!” People who like trees People who like … Continue reading

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How I Got Into….Rhiannon Giddens

I’ve been out of the routine of writing these posts, so this one took longer than it should, and I’ve written and re-written sections of it repeatedly. Because I’m trying to convey a message…. Rhiannon Giddens is awesome. I first got … Continue reading

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Film Posts 39 – Hail, Caesar!

I went in to this disposed to like it – I’ve loved most of the Coen Brothers’ films – and I got what I wanted. Hail, Caesar! is funny and crazy and affectionate for its subject of 1950s Hollywood, where stars … Continue reading

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Film Posts 38 – Room

Room spent little time in our local multiplex, hurriedly shouldered aside for 15 showings a day of the latest teen crowd-pleaser, so we saw this in the lovely Old Market Hall in Shrewsbury. The problem with writing about Room is that … Continue reading

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Film Posts 37 – Deadpool

Not a lot to say about Deadpool, since it’s weeks since I saw it, other than it was a fun couple of hours. It’s violent, profane, witty, knowing and spectacular in places. Ryan Reynolds has a lot of fun, including … Continue reading

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