No-English Moviember – Good Bye, Lenin!

So here we are, the end of No-English Moviember. I hope you’ve enjoyed our international journey as much as I have. We’ve had some great films, some of my own choice and some by the choice of brilliant bloggers. I’m almost embarrassed to admit it but, without those suggestions, I think this month may not have been as good as it has been.

The Animation Commendation’s Danish film Jagten and Writer Loves MoviesIntouchables have really helped me build the standard of this month and introduced me to movies I, in all likelihood, would never heard or seen at all. But that’s what this month has been about, getting deserved exposure to non-English films we may never have seen otherwise. So, again thank you. Continue reading “No-English Moviember – Good Bye, Lenin!”

Pride – Handshakes Have Never Been So Powerful

The-Pride-movie-posterI seem to have a thing going on with my ‘inner socialist’ at the moment as, if you read my review on Our Zoo: Episode 4, or know me in real life, you’ll notice I take a bit of joy in seeing the working man rise up against the ruling elite, be it snobby aristocrats or the indifferent government. Well it seems that writer Stephen Beresford and director Matthew Warchus have noticed this quality and decided to make this film so that it would make me nearly have a seizure of joy on seeing two things I love come together: equality and workers’ rights.

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