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Contraband ** Feb 2012
Killer Elite **+ Feb 2012
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close ***+ Feb 2012
This Means War **+ Feb 2012
The Grey *** Feb 2012
My Week with Marilyn *** Feb 2012
Shame **** Feb 2012
Abduction * Jan 2012
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy *** Jan 2012
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo **** Jan 2012
Young Adult **+ Jan 2012
The Descendants ***+ Jan 2012
Hugo ***+ Jan 2012
The Muppets *** Jan 2012
When my teenage daughters used to complain about an aspect of their bodies, I told them they had everything they needed for a happy life. I made peace with my thighs some time ago but after viewing Embrace realized that perhaps I could have saved years of anguish if I had been more truly accepting of my own body.
It’s interesting that non- British directors consistently produce fine British costume dramas. [Read more]
When my favourite plus1 was not available for a preview of the fifth outing of this animated anthropomorphic franchise, I took a friend and her grandson. I need a little tacker for feedback.
It has been a few weeks since I viewed Land of Mine but images have stayed with me.
Being of a more practical than romantic bent, I watched explorer Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman) gadding about the desert swathed nun-like in beige linen and all I could think was – slap on a hat woman or you’ll end up with a ruddy complexion. But this being art, she remains pale as a lily.
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