Mary Poppins Returns: Film Review

When Mary Poppins Returns was announced I was horrified because I thought the 1964 original shouldn’t be messed with in any way and I was worried it would ruin the legacy and my memory of the original. I desperately wanted it to be good so I’m happy to report that it is loyal and I didn’t come away disappointed.

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: Film Review

Annette Bening can pull an amazing performance out of the bag every time, while Jamie Bell has been in need of a meaty dramatic role to sink his teeth into for a while, and they both get the opportunity to shine in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.

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Paddington 2: Film Review

I loved the original Paddington so much and I was certain that the sequel couldn’t possibly top it, but how wrong I was! Paddington 2 somehow manages to be better in every way and is easily one of the best films of 2017.

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool: LFF Film Review 

Annette Bening can pull an amazing performance out of the bag every time, while Jamie Bell has been in need of a meaty dramatic role to sink his teeth into for a while, and they both get the opportunity to shine in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.

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Brooklyn: Film Review

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I wanted to watch Brooklyn simply because of Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson, who are two actors I always keep an eye on, so having them in a movie together sounded like my dream. As expected, they did not disappoint and Brooklyn is a powerful, emotional drama that also manages to be incredibly funny.

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Effie Gray: Film Review

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This real-life story is so very, very bleak, dismal and centres on a love triangle storyline that has been tried and tested many times. Dakota Fanning does a wonderful job in the role but I just wanted more – it was too meandering and not enough passion or hate or any type of wild emotion. It was just all too reserved and repressed for my liking, which is in keeping with the era but still not an awful lot of fun!

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