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My Top 5 Movies of 2015 – A review of the Year, Part 2

Posted on by 5WC in Film, Opinion

So, following on from my worst 5 movies of 2015 and concluding my movie review of 2015, here are my top 5 films. I always believe that the only real way to pick the top movies you’ve seen in a year is to round them all up and go with your gut feeling, that instant recall …

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Film Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service

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To say that I was a little bit apprehensive of Kingsman: The Secret Service is an understatement. I, like a lot of people I’m sure, when first hearing that Colin Firth was playing a “posh spy” conjured up images of slow, stuffy elitism; James Bond with a cucumber sandwich and a Barbour coat  if you …

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Film Review: Marvellous

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At Christmas my parents purchased a copy of Marvellous, a biographical film produced purely for the small screen about Neil Baldwin, a man from Stoke-on-Trent who apparently has done it all by essentially just being in the right place at the right time with a big enough smile. And aside from the fact that every …

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TV Film Review: Esio Trot

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If you’ve read my review of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory musical that I saw in the West End earlier this year, you will know that I am something of a Roald Dahl fan. And so, when I saw that the BBC were showing an adaptation of Esio Trot, written by Richard Curtis, on …

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Film Review: Paddington

Posted on by 5WC in Film

There is always that uneasy moment when you hear that Hollywood has decided to bring a much loved and cherished childhood character, to the big screen. That split second of panic as visions of happy memories stored locked away are put at risk. As hype overtakes excitement, and rumours turn to anxiety, the pressure of …

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Film Review: Arthur & Mike

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Arthur & Mike is very much a case of picking a film on the basis of the trailer and the cast rather than listening, reading or accepting the reviews of critics and public alike. My thought process went like this: trailer doesn’t look too bad, I like Emily Blunt, and while I’m not the biggest …

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Film Review: The Railway Man

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There are times in life when things just don’t go as planned. I had been looking forward to The Railway Man from the moment I first saw the trailer. I hadn’t read the book, I didn’t know who Eric Lomax was but, from the trailer alone, this looked, however harrowing to be a story I …

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