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Review – Miller’s Crossing

For the 13th day of the Alphabet Challenge (https://filmgeeky.com/2016/01/31/the-february-alphabet-challenge/) we’re off to ‘M’ and more specifically ‘Miller’s Crossing’, the second film by the Coen brothers in the challenge so far. The film is very much in the tradition of film noir. It’s the 1930’s and our anti-hero is Irish Tom Reagan (played by Gabriel Byrne). Reagon works for a local gangster

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Review – Fargo

For the 6th day in the Alphabet challenge, we’re off to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the film 1996 film ‘Fargo’. Directed and written by the Coen brothers, this classic comedy / drama / thriller film is the tale of a a kidnapping and subsequent events that spiral out of control. It went on to  reap a number of awards including 2

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Review – Amy

I’m not sure that the UK music industry has gotten over the death of Amy Winehouse in 2011, from alcohol poisoning. It’s that very story that is captured through the 2015 documentary ‘Amy’ directed by Asif Kapadia (whose previous work includes Senna – an equally touching film). There is a significant amount of footage that has been acquired by Kapadia

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Review : Everest

‘Everest’ is based on the true story of a 1996 group ascent of the largest mountain on the planet, led by Rob Hall (played by Jason Clarke – recently in the new Terminator movie) of ‘Adventure Consultants’. Hall and his company having essentially invented the Everest tourism industry. Directed by Baltsar Kormakur (2 Guns, Contraband), the film features Josh Brolin, John

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Review : Spotlight

Spotlight recounts the true story of how an investigative team from the Boston Globe newspaper uncovered the story of child abuse over a sustained period by Catholic Priests and covered up by the local church structure. The team would go on to win a Pulitzer Prize in 2003. Featuring an ensemble cast including Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachael McAdams, and

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