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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Ford v Ferrari” (2019)

“Ford v Ferrari” (2019) Drama Running time: 152 minutes Written by: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth and Jason Keller Directed by: James Mangold Featuring: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon Carroll Shelby: “We’re lighter, we’re faster, and if that don’t work, we’re nastier.” Released this week is what I consider to be one of the films of the year as well as […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Judy”(2019)

“Judy” (2019) Drama Running time: 118 minutes Written by: Tom Edge based on End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter Directed by: Rupert Goold Featuring: Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon Dr. Hargreaves: “Do you take anything for depression?” Judy Garland: “Four husbands. Didn’t work.” Released recently on blu-ray/DVD is the look at least part of the life of Judy Garland, in the movie “Judy” (2019) […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Blinded by the light” (2019)

“Blinded by the light” (2019) Drama/Comedy/Musical Running time: 117 minutes Written by: Paul Mayeda Berges, Gurinder Chadha and Sarfraz Manzoor based on Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Rollby Sarfraz Manzoor Directed by: Gurinder Chadha Featuring: Viveik Kalra, Hayley Atwell, Rob Brydon, Kulvinder Ghir and Nell Williams “Madman drummers bummersIndians in the summerWith a teenage diplomatIn the dumps with the mumpsAs the adolescent pumpsHis way into his […]

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DVD review: “Palm Beach” (2019)

“Palm Beach” (2019) Drama Written by: Joanna Murray-Smith and Rachel Ward Directed by: Rachel Ward Featuring: Frances Berry, Bryan Brown and Matilda Brown Recently released on DVD is the Australian movie “Palm Beach” (2019) directed by Rachel Ward, her second go round after the excellent “Beautiful Kate” (2009), both featuring her husband Bryan Brown. The plot of the movie is […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Downton Abbey” (2019)

“Downton Abbey” (2019) Drama Running time: 122 minutes Written by: Julian Fellowes Directed by: Michael Engler Featuring: Hugh Bonneville, Jim Carter, Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton and Penelope Wilton Henry Talbot: “Leave Downton? We’re stuck with it, aren’t we?” Lady Mary Talbot: “Yes. Yes, I believe we are.” Released recently on blu-ray/DVD is the Julian Fellowes creation “Downton Abbey” (2019) making a jump from the small screen to […]

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DVD review: “Wild Rose” (2019)

“Wild Rose” (2019) Musical/Drama Running time: 103 minutes Written by: Nicole Taylor Directed by: Tom Harper Featuring: Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo, Jamie Sives, Craig Parkinson, James Harkness, Janey Godley, Daisy Littlefeld, Ryan Kerr, Adam Mitchell and Nicole Kerr Country Singer: “No-one wants to see a convicted criminal up there.” Rose-Lynn Harlan: “Johnny Cash was a convicted criminal , you ball-bag.” Released recently on DVD is the criminally […]

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DVD review: “Overcomer” (2019)

“Overcomer” (2019) Drama/Family Running time: 115 minutes Writtien by: Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick Directed by: Alex Kendrick Featuring: Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Jack Sterner, Cameron Arnett and Aryn Wright-Thompson Thomas Hill: “For someone who knows the Lord, you’re acting like somebody who doesn’t. Which makes me wonder: what have you allowed to define you? When you lost your team, […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995)

“Mr. Holland’s Opus” (1995) Drama Running time: 143 minutes Written by: Patrick Sheane Duncan Directed by: Stephen Herek Featuring: Richard Dreyfuss , Glenne Headly, Olympia Dukakis, William H. Macy and Jay Thomas Glenn Holland: “Playing music is supposed to be fun. It’s about heart, it’s about feelings, moving people, and something beautiful, and it’s not about notes on a page. I can teach you notes on a page, […]

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DVD review: “Jude” (1996)

“Jude” (1996) Drama Running time: 123 minutes Written by: Hossein Amini Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Christopher Eccleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Cunningham, Rachel Griffiths and June Whitfield Jude Fawley: “We are man and wife, if ever two people were on this earth.” This month sees the re-release on DVD of the adaptation of the Thomas Hardy novel ‘Jude the Obscure’ (1895), a now classic that sits in the […]

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DVD review: “Tin Star: Series 1 and 2” (2017-present)

“Tin Star: Series 1 and 2” (2017-present) Drama 10 Episodes Produced & Created by: Rowan Joffe Featuring: Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks, Leanne Best, Christopher Heyerdahl, Roark Critchlow Angela: “He tried to hang herself, Jim. Because of what you did. Because of Jack.“ There is a popular term being used at the moment, that this is the ‘Golden Age’ of television, […]

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “White Boy Rick” (2018)

“White Boy Rick” (2018)  Drama Running Time: 111 minutes Written by: Andy Weiss, Logan Miller & Noah Miller Directed by: Yann Demange Featuring: Matthew McConaughey, Bel Powley, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Rory Cochrane, RJ Cyler, Jonathan Majors, Eddie Marsan, Bruce Dern and Piper Laurie  Richard Wershe Sr.:“When I first saw you I knew you were going to be bigger than me.” Critical Commentary The latest movie starring Oscar winner […]