My Top 10 Movies of 2015

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Looking back over the past year, there have been some pretty damn good films. But I still had trouble picking my top ten – finding the first six was easy, but the remaining four were not as convincing. So many films I liked at the time, but over the passing months have left little impression. I finally managed to bring you my annual list, which is presented in no particular order.

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Top film recommendations for July

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The month of July is here – I know, it’s come around so fast! – and we are well and truly into blockbuster season. But there are still plenty of others offer so here are top six movies I cannot wait to see this movie.

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Amy: Film Review

Amy received almost universal praise when it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May so I had high hopes and it totally excelled them. This is an absolutely heart-breaking and moving tale of Amy Winehouse’s self-destruction in the face of success. Bringing tissues is a must.

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Cannes Film Festival Round-up: What to see?

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The Cannes Film Festival is over for another year, so to say farewell, here is my rundown of films that I want to see immediately thanks to the buzz they received in France. Some have secured cinema distribution deals so us mortals who weren’t lucky enough to be in Cannes will be able to see them within the next year (which is still far too long away!)

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Amy Winehouse was five times over drink-drive limit

The coroner has declared that Amy Winehouse’s death was caused by too much alcohol.

A verdict of misadventure was declared by St Pancras Coroners Court after the inquest heard the singer was five times over the drink-drive limit when she died.

Coroner Suzanne Greenway said her “sudden and unexpected death” was the “unintended consequence” of drinking so much alcohol. During the inquest, it was found that Amy hadn’t had a drink for three weeks before then.

Toxicology reports found no illegal substances in her body.

The inquest was also told that her live-in guard Andrew Morris checked out on her at 10am but thought she was asleep. He only raised the alarm when he checked on her again at 3pm and she was in the same position.

Winehouse was found in her North London flat on the 23rd July.

Amy’s toxicology report

Turns out that we were all wrong. Amy Winehouse, who died in her flat on July 23rd, had no illegal substances in her blood stream. So drugs were not the cause of her death, which many people had assumed.

An official statement from the Winehouse family says: “Toxicology results returned to the Winehouse family by authorities have confirmed that there were no illegal substances in Amy’s system at the time of her death.

“Results indicate that alcohol was present but it cannot be determined as yet if it played a role in her death. The family would like to thank the police and coroner for their continuing thorough investigations and for keeping them informed throughout the process. They await the outcome of the inquest in October.”

This gets more confusing! How the heck did she die?! I really didn’t expect it to take this long to determine her cause of death.

Amy Winehouse was engaged

According to recent news reports, Amy Winehouse was secretly engaged to boyfriend Reg Traviss when she died on July 23rd.

Apparently she wanted to spend the rest of her life with the director and even went to rehab in June to get rid of her demons.

Digitalspy even reports that Amy was in the middle of adopting a 10-year-old girl from St. Lucia before her death. She had planned to adopt Dannika Augustine after meeting her on the Caribbean island.

Sounds like Reg and Amy were trying to have a proper family and Amy wanted to be clean for that. Such a shame this all happened.

Amy’s family are still awaiting toxicology reports, which could take weeks yet.

Amy Winehouse found dead

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in North London home this afternoon.

Paramedics arrived about four o’clock but she was already dead and “beyond help”.

The cause of her death are currently unknown but it is widely believed that she overdosed on drugs.

The singer had to cancel a number of gigs because of her shambolic performances over the last year. She was last seen publicly on Wednesday at a gig with relative Dionne Bromfield.

Amy has been troubled with drink and drug problems for a long time now. Her dad, Mitch, said she had a small amount of emphysema which could have also contributed to her death. She was recently working on new material since her last (and most successful) album, Back to Black, which was released in 2006.

I was shocked to hear the news but I will not be surprised if she died of a drugs overdose. It is a such a shame because I thought she had fought off her demons and was clean and ready to record some new tracks. Her songs were great and she had amazing talent. Favourites were Rehab, You Know I’m No Good and Back to Black. R.I.P Amy.