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Flim Weakly Review- Stan and Ollie

Jean Luc Godard once said “Film is truth, 24 frames per second.” Now, I don’t know what that means, but I do know it's wrong. Stan and Ollie cannot be truth, because it's made of film, and truth is made of emotions or something. I also

Mindhorn (2016)

Mindhorn (2016) is a must-see for any fan of all reputable British satire from the last decade, corny synth soundtracks and 80s schlock. It is probably the best British comedy since The Double, which was the best since Four Lions. Written…

Philomena (2013)

Based on a true story, adapted from the non-fiction book by Martin Sixsmith, Philomena is a film that will please a lot of viewers, while also stirring up some feelings of rage as the story unfolds. Steve Coogan plays Sixsmith, a…

What Maisie Knew (2012)

Warning: this review contains spoilers! Appraising this contemporary film adaptation of Henry James’ classic 1897 novel, What Maisie Knew, puts me in a bit of a quandary. On the one hand I know that it is made to be its own movie, with…

Philomena (2013)

A (partly) forgiving tale of Irish Catholic cruelty The very talented Steve Coogan, who costars with the impeccable Judi Dench, also wrote the screenplay (with Jeff Pope) for Stephen Frears' neat retelling of a touching and…

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)

Steve Coogan triumps as his goofily egocentric alter ego This movie is a one-time big-screen outlet for Steve Coogan’s comic creation, originally (1997) radio, later TV. Alan Partridge is a Norwich-based radio emcee. The vain and…