Good Manners ⭐⭐⭐⭐

In Sao Paolo dignified Clara takes a job as a live-in nanny with rich girl and mother-to-be, Ana, but Ana's strange behaviour hints that this is a very unusual pregnancy... How do you describe this film without revealing its central narrative twist? With difficulty I guess and I'm sure any reviews  - and indeed the …

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Funny Cow ⭐⭐⭐⭐

In sixties chauvinistic Britain,  Funny Cow faces  the challenge of becoming a stand up comedian. Beautifully directed by  Adrian Shergold with great widescreen cinematography, Funny Cow really does show no sign of its budgetary limitations. This is an excellent and intelligent piece of British movie- making. With its roots  firmly in the kitchen sink dramas …

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Lean on Pete ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

Lonely teenager Charley bonds with horse 'Lean on Pete', embarking on an emotional journey across America's Northwest. The latest movie from director Andrew Haigh demonstrates his versatility, but after the brilliance of both Weekend and 45 years, it comes as a slight disappointment. The flaws may exist in the original source material. A certain flatness …

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind – 4k restoration ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

" They belong here more than we."   I rated CE3K just over a year ago. So I'm not rating the film here but the new 4k restoration, which is playing select theatres. I was privileged enough to see a screening in London's magnificent Picturehouse Central Screen One. And finally after 40 years, I was …

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Doctor Who – The Doctor Falls and the 13th Doctor ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 1/2

A long term Doctor Who fan gets ready to say farewell to perhaps  the best Doctor of the  modern era. And readies himself for the end - in the knowledge that the future has been prepared for. The following assumes you have seen all of the last series of Doctor Who. You have been warned. …

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