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197. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)

Veteran British spy, George Smiley, is brought out of retirement to find a Soviet double agent, who might be one of the top men in the British secret service. Smiley and his boss, Control, were forced into retirement after an … Continue reading

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184. The Skin I Live In (2011)

I am always partial to a Pedro Almodóvar film, even if one of my friends refers to them as no better than ‘melodramatic claptrap’. I am beginning to wonder what he’d make of this, possibly the maddest of all Almodóvar’s movies… Like a … Continue reading

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182. Sarah’s Key (2011)

When Parisian-based journalist Julia researches for a project on the infamous Vel D’Hiv round-up of French Jews in 1942, she inadvertently discovers her own link to this period of history. The apartment that her and husband are intending to move to, was in fact obtained … Continue reading

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157. Potiche (2010)

Catherine Deneuve plays Suzanne Pujol, the wife of a rich industrialist. She hardly has anything to do except running and the occasional chance to cook, when her servants are on holiday – she is a potiche, or a trophy-wife, and … Continue reading

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150. Senna (2010)

Like some people remember where they were when Kennedy was shot, I can recall exactly where I was and the shock and horror when the Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna was killed in the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994. He’d not … Continue reading

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89. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

In 1994, three archaeologists and cave experts discovered a cave in the Ardèche region of southern France. Inside the cave was the biggest surprise to all the men, and ultimately the prehistoric art world, as the men had discovered cave paintings, … Continue reading

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46. Brighton Rock (2010)

It’s taken me a while to get around to both watching and reviewing this recent version of Brighton Rock. Being very familiar with the original 1947 film, I was aware of the story, but also prepared for the changes as … Continue reading

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