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Film: Molly's Game

"You know what makes you feel okay about losing? Winning."

A young woman (Jessica Chastain) runs a very high-stakes poker game and fights hard to stay above the law, sometimes failing. Molly’s Game goes over the origins of the game along with the litigation that follows.

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Aaron Sorkin | Monday, Jul 16, 2018

Take 2: Gladiator

"Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the Emperor of Rome."

I attended a screening of Gladiator at the Royal Albert Hall, with a live orchestra providing Hans Zimmer’s score. Singer and co-composer Lisa Gerrard was on stage providing her signature vocals.

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Ridley Scott | Saturday, Jun 23, 2018

Peace in the Park 2018

It was Peace in the Park again here in Sheffield at the weekend. Everyone’s favourite free lovin weed smokin festival, and it’s roughly 30 seconds from my doorstep so I went along.

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Ben Oliver | Saturday, Jun 09, 2018

Take 2: Coco

"No Music!"

Holds up quite well to a second viewing, which I wasn’t really expecting. Coco isn’t a particularly complicated film by Pixar standards but the themes of family, memory and tradition are weighty enough to make the ending have a real impact.

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Lee Unkrich | Sunday, Jun 03, 2018


Take 2: Salt

"I take it you think everybody is who they say they are."

After the dreary and pseudo-artsy Red Sparrow I wanted to go back to a female let spy thriller that is actually quite good.

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Phillip Noyce | Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Film: Red Sparrow

"The Cold War did not end, it merely shattered into a thousand pieces."

A Russian ballet dancer (Jennifer Lawrence) gets recruited by an intelligence agency to get the name of a mole off a CIA spy (Joel Edgerton). She goes through a special training school where they teach people to seduce others for information.

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Francis Lawrence | Monday, May 21, 2018