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  • Angela's Ashes

    Angela's Ashes

    ★★★★

    A harrowing, heartening and honest look at the plight of the Irish at the beginning of the 20th century. Angela's Ashes is raw and emotional, but is filled with so much heart.

    The film takes place in 1935, where it is more common for Irish families to leave their famine-stricken country for America. The impoverished McCourt family does the reverse. Following the sudden death of her 7-week-old daughter, Angela (Emily Watson) and her unemployable, alcoholic husband, Malachy Sr. (Robert Carlyle),…

  • Just Friends

    Just Friends

    ★★★

    A stable of my Christmas viewing every year. Unfortunately, runs a little long at times - and I'm not sure how Ryan Reynold's Christ Brander would fare in the #MeToo era! Still, funny enough... and I love films about Christmas.

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  • Moonrise Kingdom

    Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

    A sweet coming-of-age tale about the innocent love of a 12-year-old couple, Suzie and Sam. Chasing them, in an attempt to separate the innocent lovers: a scout troupe led by Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton), the island policeman (Bruce Willis) and Suzie's unhappy lawyer parents (Bill Murray and Frances McDormand).

    The brilliance of this story lies in its simplicity, and while the style might not be for everyone, I absolutely ate it up. It's funny, it awkward and its pretty.…

  • Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Texas Chainsaw 3D

    Urgh, what did I just put myself through?

    So, the events are after the 70s film, and Heather is in her 20s? What? So, the film is set in the 90s, even though everyone has smart phones? What? If it's contemporary, like I suspect it is, that makes Heather like 40... what!?

    The mayor tells the police what to do and gives them orders? What? So, what about 'separation of powers'? The cops turn a blind eye to murder? What?…