Category Archives: Film

The Children Act – Film Review

As the title suggests, The Children Act is a bill introduced in 1989 to reform British law relating to minors. Its intent is to ensure that all children are safeguarded and that their welfare should be the overriding concern of the courts, while taking into account the child’s wishes, including the harm a child may […]

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Lizzie – Film Review

There’s a lot we know about Lizzie Borden, but there’s more we don’t. We know she was tried for the murders of her father and her stepmother in 1892. We know she never married, and we know she remained in Fall River, Massachusetts until she died of pneumonia, aged 66. Yet, despite the children’s folk […]

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The House with a Clock in the Walls – Film Review

After his popularity with teenage horror audiences in the creepy 2015 release, Goosebumps, Jack Black returns to that same young adult market as a friendly, kimono wearing warlock of dubious magical talents in the fantasy horror, The House with a Clock in its Walls. Based on the 1973 novel of the same by John Bellairs, […]

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Fahrenheit 11/9 – Film Review

There’s every possibility that Michael Moore’s new political documentary will not be quite as you expect. The diatribe against the 45th president of the United States that the right anticipated and the left might have hoped-for is largely absent. That’s neither the theme nor the filmmaker’s intention. Though, considering the litany of social media attacks […]

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Pick of the Litter – Film Review

It’s already won the hearts and minds of many festival-goers throughout the country. Now it’s our turn. In the new highly entertaining and successfully informative documentary from directors Don Hardy Jr. and Dana Nachman, Pick of the Litter, as soon as you witness the birth of five Labrador puppies, three black, two yellow, hearts will […]

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A Simple Favor – Film Review

In director Paul Feig’s dark comic thriller, A Simple Favor, Blake Lively plays Emily Nelson, a married businesswoman and mother who cheerfully admits she’s the world’s worst mom. “The nicest thing I can do for my kid is blow my brains out,” she casually states with little regard as to how shockingly frank the comment […]

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