Martha escapes from an extreme Cult where she has been living and moves in with her newly married older sister and tries and live a ‘normal’ life again.  The trouble is that Martha was probably never ever ‘normal’ even before she suffered all the abuse from the members of the Cult, so her attempts at … Continue reading


It took a vicious near-death experience for Mark Hoggencamp to change his life around and create his own fantasy world where he could feel safe.  And this captivating and deeply moving documentary is his story : an exceptional man and his fascinating approach to dealing with his own reality. After being severely beaten up by … Continue reading

Mary, Queen of Scots

  The Irish/American actress Saoirse Ronan is a shoo-in for her 4th Academy Award nomination for her electrifying performance as the title character Mary, Queen of Scots.   To be fair however, Margot Robbie playing her very fierce cousin Queen Elizabeth 1 of England is also certain to get attention when it comes to acting awards too. … Continue reading


Christopher Guest  the cinematic genius who defined the ‘mockumentary’ movie genre, is back on the big screen after a 10 year absence. This time his sardonic humor is aimed squarely at the rather bizarre culture of furry sports mascots, and in which bares more than a passing resemblance to Guest’s take on the dog world … Continue reading


  This rather sentimentalized biopic by Irish filmmaker Aisling Walsh based on the life of the Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis is essentially a wonderful vehicle that showcases the exceptional talent of British Oscar-nominee Sally Hawkins who steals very single scene. Maud was born at beginning of the 20th century and suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, and when … Continue reading

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