Film Review: Blackbird

Director Roger Michell’s drama Blackbird features a stellar cast on excellent form.  Lily has a terminal illness and is in decline. She gathers her family together for one last weekend before she dies… Focusing on a terminally ill woman who wishes to take her life before her condition worsens, Blackbird functions as a last supper for protagonist and her family. […]

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Film Review: My Cousin Rachel

Writer-director Roger Michell’s My Cousin Rachel is a sumptuous mystery drama. The clandestine nature of the film is engaging throughout, aided by a dynamic performance from Rachel Weisz. After his guardian Ambose dies, Philip plots revenge against his wife Rachel. He believes Rachel is responsible for Ambrose’s death. Yet Philip’s feelings become muddled after he meets Rachel… Based on the […]

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Film Review: Hyde Park on Hudson

Viewers that have seen the trailer for Hyde Park on Hudson will know exactly what to expect. Although the film boasts great costumes, art direction and performances, it lacks anything more substantial than this. Margaret Suckley is invited to spend time with her distant relative, Franklin D Roosevelt, President of America. As their friendship develops, the President is engaged with […]

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Film Review: Morning Glory

Morning Glory is an energetic and wonderfully upbeat movie. Director Roger Michell offers the right mix of comedy, drama and romance to make Morning Glory a highly entertaining film. Hard-working morning television producer Becky Fuller dreams of working on the Today show. When she is fired from her current role, Becky applies for jobs tirelessly. When she is given the […]

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