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  • Raya and the Last Dragon

    Raya and the Last Dragon

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    I've read some of the grumpy reviews (and enjoyed them) but I needed something fun, kind and undemanding. Loved the animation and the cast, plus a little bit of research shows that most are pleased with the representation of Southeast Asia too.
    I really enjoyed it and the time flew.

  • Mare of Easttown

    Mare of Easttown

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    I couple of dodgy plot holes and a little more melodrama than I would care for in a perfect TV show - I'm thinking Unbelievable or I May Destroy You - but Kate Winslet (and all the acting) make up for it. Plus, the plot is secondary to what is an unusual, layered, state of the nation, character piece about women's lives.
    Loved it β€πŸ’œ

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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

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    I suspect most socialists long for radical and political art; nothing didactic obviously – complex, subtle, sinewy responses to the complexity of the 21st century. And yet revolutionaries have long theorised that the chances of revolutionary art, even bolshie political art, during times of bourgeois stability or bourgeois reaction are fairly low – the arts are dominated by the middle classes and owned by the ruling class.

    In the meantime we lionise the latest Ken Loach – (unless you find…

  • One Wonderful Sunday

    One Wonderful Sunday

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    What’s it like in your city? In your country? Here in Birmingham there are hundreds of homeless people on our streets. The privatisation of our schools, our NHS and all public services is accelerating and mental health services are virtually non-existent. Disillusionment with our political class is at an all-time high, and with good reason. Most of them shouldn’t be in a responsible job, let alone positions of power - as they vote through arms sales to vile regimes and…