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I Saw The Light

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There is only one good reason (well, maybe two) to sit through the long drawn out and rather tedious biopic of the very short life of singer/songwriter Hank Williams, and that is because of its star Tim Hiddleston. He puts in a powerhouse of a performance and is nothing less than magnetic in this overly long … Continue reading



Joy

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There is more than a touch of irony that the heroine of David O Russell’s new movie is called Joy as we can see right from the off, that her rather miserable life is far from joyous.  It is based on the true life story of Joy Mangano a divorced Long Island single mother who … Continue reading




Low Down

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The renowned jazz musician Joe Albany was the only white pianist to have ever played bepop with the great Charlie Parker.  It was height of the success that Albany achieved but something that is merely hinted at in this new sobering biopic that focuses more on the musician’s struggle with his addiction to alcohol and … Continue reading




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