Elaine is a young, beautiful woman who has uprooted her life from San Francisco after the death of her husband, (which through flashback montage, is heavily implied to be her fault). She is hyper-elegant and has perfected the sixties mod/hippy vibe. She moves into this fabulous apartment which is decorated by Trish, the local interior…

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‘Toto’, played brilliantly by Salvatore Cascio, is a mischievous young boy with a passion for the movies, spending hours at the cinema he wriggles his way into the heart of the beloved projectionist, Alfredo who shows him the ropes in the projection booth and then convinces him to leave the small town of Giancaldo to…

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Julie Taymor directs an intricate biopic that delves into the several stage of Gloria Steinem’s life that shaped her as a human. The writer, activist and organizer for women’s rights worldwide is explored in a humane way that focuses on childhood and into a women’s experience in a heavily male dominated landscape. The constant in…

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This reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet is taken from the novel by Lisa M.Klein and adapted to screen by Semi Chellas. It takes the so-called ‘mad’ lover of Prince Hamlet; Ophelia, played by Daisy Ridley and transforms her into a full character with a backstory.   The story begins with the small motherless child who is…

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Shane Meadows achingly beautiful presentation of pure cinema in This is England, 2006 is one of my favourite films to revisit annually. It follows 12-year old Shaun who lives with his widowed mother after his father passed away whilst in the Falkland’s war 0f 1982, between Argentina and the United Kingdom. Set a year after…

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  Factory Girl is a dramatized biopic on the life and times of Edie Sedgwick, an underground film actress and socialite in the 1960’s. I  think it’s important to introduce Edie in her own right, rather than ‘Andy Warhol’s muse’ or ‘ a dear friend of Andy Warhol’, both of which she was. However, Edie…

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Leon the Professional Review

Leon tells the story of a young girl orphaned in the first quarter of the film at the hands of a power hungry DEA agent. She seeks refuge with Leon, the hitman down the corridor, you know…we’ve all got one of those, right? Well, Leon begrudgingly lets Mathilda in but after a bowl of cereal…

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The Witches Blog Post

In 1967, an orphaned boy only referred to as Hero Boy (Jazhir Bruno) moves into his grandmother’s cosy home in Alabama. Played by Octavia Spencer, Grandma confides in Hero Boy about an occurrence in her youth, when her friend was turned into a chicken by a witch that preyed on children. She warns hero boy…

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Four Rooms Blog Post - Eyelyd.com

Tim Roth plays the overly exuberant Bellhop, Ted who is left alone to tend to the needs of a group of eccentric and dangerous guests on New Years Eve. Ted’s try hard energy (that of someone on their first night on the job) is irksome from the get go. His awkward body movements and facial…

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It's a Wonderful Life

Capra’s masterpiece tells the story of George Bailey, a happy-go-lucky young man on the brink of a bright future until he inherits the responsibility of the Building and Loan company his father owned until he passed away. After Bailey becomes so desolate and unfulfilled in his life, an angel is sent from above to show…

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