Yearly Archives: 2015

Film Review: Moulin Rouge!

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It’s been a very long time since I saw Moulin Rouge! In fact, I am fairly certain I have only ever seen it once before. A long, long time ago during it’s big screen release and I remember it well because I watched it from virtually the front row – this was back in the …

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Book Review: The Power And The Glory by Graham Greene

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When it comes to reading I currently feel a little bit like a sponge, I am just soaking up everything and anything without care or thought. I just want to read. And any source, any recommendation gets thrown onto the wish list for potential future offerings. So, while reading Matt Haig’s Reasons To Stay Alive …

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Film Review: What We Did On Our Holiday

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It’s a strange situation, I had heard good things about What We Did On Our Holiday and yet having watched the film I can’t for the life of me see where or why this praise was earned. I just found it farcical balderdash and a poor imitation. A side from a few quick one liners …

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Film Review: ’71

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Like a lot of people I have an indifferent relationship with The Troubles in Northern Ireland. They didn’t directly affect me, after all, while close they were still happening in a different country and my relationship and knowledge to them is born out the media portrayal. Imagery more powerful than fact, with the depiction of guns, …

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Film Review: The Bone Collector

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I was captivated the first time I ever saw The Bone Collector. So much so, that I actually spent time looking, hoping, it was possible to get hold of a copy of the book used. Not the novel on which the film is based, but rather the book that appears on screen. Sadly though, the …

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Film Review: Evolution

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To this day I am still not exactly sure if Evolution is meant to be a serious alien comedy or a parodying spoof. I think I have this problem because the tone of the film is one that feels almost as if they are making a joke of a joke, and therefore, you never quite …

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Book Review: How To Eat Out By Giles Coren

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I’ve never quite understood how people can just stop reading a book. I hear people declare that they couldn’t get past the first 50 pages and so just gave up. Put it back on the shelf. Gave in. While limited in number, I’ve never read a book that truly wanted to stop, that has honestly …

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Film Review: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

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The British film industry has made a very simple type of film, successfully, for a number of years. It’s found a defining formula that allows it to keep its head held high and offer a usually refreshing change from Hollywood’s seemingly endless franchise blockbusters and comic book spin offs. Films like Pride, Mr Turner, Philomena …

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Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones…

Posted on by 5WC in Anorexia

I have a friend, she’s called Kate, and she’s into running. Running in what can only be described as a Forest Gump kind of way. Kate is also one of the millions people in the UK affected by an Eating Disorder, but more importantly, Kate is actually one of the 45% who make a full recovery. Because …

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Film Review: Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

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One of the big, almost revolutionary strengths of the original Star Wars trilogy is that it didn’t start at the beginning. It didn’t walk you slowly into the story, introducing characters and their histories. Instead it just dropped you straight into the action and left you to enjoy the ride. And as the final part …

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