November 12 2014

The Whistle BlowerIn this gritty movie inspired by true events an American female police officer takes on a job with a private contractor as a peacekeeper in the postwar torn Balkans There she is made head of Gender Affairs and through her work with women she stumbles upon a lsquowhite slave racket in which innocent young girls are viciously forced into prostitution Director Larysa Kondracki makes a strong movie and Oscar Winner Rachel Weisz as the peacekeeper also performs strongly In addition Rachel gets superb support from Monica Bellucci and Vanessa Redgrave as two ineffectual diplomats

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October 29, 2014

Locke* A building contractor is speedily driving along an English highway to try and get to a hospital to attend the birth of a baby. As he drives, the man is also attempting to resolve over his car phone problems at his work site, and, problems in his private life. For a movie in which […]

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DVD Diary – Oct 15 2014

  Third Person* Paul Haggis, the Oscar winning writer and director of ‘Crash’ (2005), presents another fascinating new movie, containing three stories which take place in New York, Paris, and Rome. However, as the movie progresses, it becomes apparent that these stories are all subtly interlinked. Paul Haggis investigates a full range of human emotions, […]

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DVD Diary – Oct 01 2014

  Boyhood* In director Richard Linklater’s latest family drama, he follows the lives of an ordinary American family over a 12 year period. Starting from the turn of the 21st century, until the recent past, the movie concentrates on the son of the family, as he searches to find his identity while he grows from […]

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DVD Diary – Sept 17 2014

  Maleficent* If you are familiar with the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale, you will recall that on her birthday a princess was cursed to prick her finger on a spinning wheel, and, was then to fall into an endless sleep. This movie is a kind of prequel to the tale. It explains why the fairy […]

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DVD Diary – Sept 03 2014

  Words and Pictures Australian director Fred Schepisi has enjoyed a considerable success in America. He is now based back in Australia, where he is still making quite good international films. In his latest work, Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche star, as a cantankerous alcoholic writing teacher, and, an art teacher who is suffering from […]

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DVD Diary – August 20 2014

  Edge of Tomorrow In this Sci-Fi movie, an American officer is reluctant to join the frontlines of an invading United Nations army, as he fears that their forces will be totally slaughtered. The officer is demoted to the rank of private, and, is forced to partake in the invasion anyway. This exhilarating movie has […]

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DVD Diary – July 09 2014

  Mr. Peabody & Sherman That super intelligent canine scientist, Mr. Peabody, has invented a time-machine. But, one day, his adopted son, Sherman, and Sherman’s friend Penny, sneak into the machine and travel back in time. They visit Ancient Egypt, the Italian Renaissance, and, the French Revolution, while they accidently damage the time/space continuum. It’s […]

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DVD Diary – June 25 2014

  The Normal Heart Back in the early 1980s, when the AIDS virus was first noticed in the ‘gay’ community of New York, a group of ‘gay’ activists try to bring awareness of the dangers of the disease to the general public. Also, they attempt to raise funding for research from a disinterested public, and, […]

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DVD Diary – June 11 2014

  Decoding Annie Parker As a young girl, in 1960, a Canadian woman is to endure the death of her mother from breast cancer, then, her sister also dies from the same disease. After that, Annie Parker herself is diagnosed with breast cancer. Following a successful mastectomy, Annie starts to suspect that breast cancer might […]

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