Best F(r)iends (2017). Claire Durrant writes about the ‘legend’ that is Tommy Wiseau.

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Film review, by Claire Durrant, of the Tommy Wiseau directed comedy thriller about a man who, after losing everything, gets a second chance by a friendly mortician.

Comedy

4 star rating very good lots to enjoy
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American Assassin (2017). Well, well, well…didn’t we like this macho, jingoistic stuff.

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Film review, by Jason Day, of American Assassin, about a young American man who joins a CIA ‘Black Ops’ team after his girlfriend is killed during a beach terrorist attack. Starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton.

Thriller/Suspense/Film Noir

4 star rating very good lots to enjoy

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Patti Cake$ (2017). 4/5 stars for this ‘Grimy Brothers’ modern-day fairy-tale.

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Film review by Jason Day of Patti Cake$ the American drama about an aspiring, female rap artist fighting for glory in her downtrodden New Jersey homeland. Starring Danielle McDonald and Cathy Moriarty. 

Drama

4 star rating very good lots to enjoy

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What’s it like going to the cinema in Thailand?

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Guest blogger and my former colleague Jo Szreder, from The Blond Travels, has been living and working in Thailand for a few years now. I asked her what it’s like going to the multiplex there. Despite the similarities, there are some interesting additions.

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Dunkirk (2017). 4/5 stars for this spectacular WWII drama.

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Film review, by Claire Durrant, of the World War II drama Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy and with a cameo by former One Direction star Harry Styles.

War

4 star rating very good lots to enjoy

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