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BIG EYES (2014)

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We follow American artist Margaret Keane , who, in the 1960s, allowed her husband Walter to claim credit for her artwork, believing that a female artist could not find success through painting. The Keanes acquired huge amounts of wealth through her work; However, when they later became separated, Margaret announced to the world that she was in fact the true author of the paintings, sparking a long and painful legal battle between the estranged pair.

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CAROL (2015)

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Superb biopic of legendary country singer Loretta Lynn. Sissy Spacek, who incidentally has a belting voice, deservedly won the Best Actress Oscar for her moving portrayal of the naive Kentucky farm girl who became a singing superstar against all the odds, while Tommy Lee Jones is dynamite as her husband Doolittle. Beverly D'Angelo is also a revelation as Loretta's close friend, the late great Patsy Cline. An inspirational rags-to-riches story, only to be avoided if you have a strong aversion to find out more...

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An adaptation of the successful book, this is a quirky and entertaining look at mother-daughter relationships and the resons that they turn out the way that they do. Sidda is a well respected playwright but when a simple interview reveals a little too much about her mother, all hell breaks loose between the two. The only folks up to the job of salvaging the relationship are three of her mother's nearest and dearest, three ol' Southern gals known as the 'Ya-yas', who kidnap Sidda in an attempt find out more...
EVENING (2007)

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Constance and Nina are both at the bedside of their ill mother as she journeys to and thro between now and then, a summer in the 50s when, at the wedding of a high society friend and in an afternoon of introductions, admissions and possible life choices, she fell for a man called Harris and, overwhelmed by her emotions, embarked on a course of action that would change her life forever. "Evening" is an impassioned and heartfelt human story. find out more...

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A lovingly created homage to the melodramas of the 1950s sees Frank and Cathy Whitaker's picture perfect marriage masking a relationship based on lies. A blossoming friendship with the black gardener and a husband whose fallen in love with another man leave Cathy shunned by her friends and neighbours, her outwardly idylic world finally revealed for the sham that it is. Far from Heaven looks stunning, the recreation of the period nothing short of immaculate, but I have never been a fan of 1950s m find out more...
FOXFIRE (2013)

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It's the late 1950s in up-state New York. A group of teenage girls, abused by men, mocked by teachers and subjugated by society, decide to seize destiny in their own hands and form a gang. From small acts of rebellion and revenge the gang slowly moves on to more complex crimes, culminating in a shocking deed that will tear the lives of its membe find out more...


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Set in the 50s, 70s and 90s, this is an often moving tale of three different women living in the same house dealing with the same thing...an unplanned pregnancy. Demi Moore plays a woman struggling with the death of her husband and in pain turns to his brother with uncomfortable and ultimately tragic consequences. Sissy Spacek plays a working class mom whose house is already over-crowded. When she finds out she's pregnant it's her feminist (read: liberated) daughter who's pushing her towards ter find out more...

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A stunning dramatisation of the mesmerising life and ultimately tragic times of Edith Piaf, the ‘little sparrow'. The singer's life is beautifully evoked, as is the time, while Marion Cotillard in the central role is perfection. A moving and marvellous delight.....'Je ne regrette rien'. find out more...

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It's 1950s America and recent graduate Katherine Watson has been employed by a prestigious, but archaic, girls' school as their new art history teacher. Katherine however is keen to teach way beyond the set curriculum, she feels it her duty to expand the minds of her repressed pupils and drag a reluctant social strata into the modern world. 'Mona Lisa Smile' is not unlike 'Dead Poets' Society', ruthlessly adept with the emotional manipulation, intense and earnest but head crunchingly shallow; yo find out more...