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Film Friday

Film Friday

A weekly Movie Moment that brings the Bible to life.

Film Friday: Journey’s End

When newly arrived officer Raleigh appears on the front line in the same battalion as his old friend Stanhope the two are in for a shock. The hard-drinking Stanhope is … Read on

Film Friday: The Mercy

When Donald Crowhurst hears of the Sunday Times challenge to circumnavigate the globe single-handedly he decides to take up the challenge, even though he has little experience of this kind … Read on

Film Friday: Wonder Wheel

When Carolina walks back into Jenny’s and Humpty’s lives there is trouble at t’mill. Or rather, at the fairground, at the carousel and the Wonder Wheel. Carolina had previously married … Read on

Film Friday: Mary Magdalene

When Jesus visits Magdala a young woman there, Mary, hears him teaching and is drawn to follow him. So she gets baptised and becomes one of his disciples. Jesus was … Read on

Film Friday: Peter Rabbit

When old Mr McGregor pops his clogs chasing Peter and his sisters (Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail), young Mr McGregor comes out from the city to take up residence. He’s not … Read on

Film Friday: Denial

David Irving is a renowned historian and writer who denies the holocaust. He decides to sue author and historian Deborah Lipstadt for libel, for comments she has made about him … Read on

Film Friday: Phantom Thread

Reynolds Woodcock is a brilliant dressmaker, and a deeply insecure man. He cannot work properly if anything disrupts his neatly ordered world, and his female friend, housemate and PA Cyril … Read on

Film Friday: The Circle

When Mae joins The Circle, a giant, global social media company, she is drawn into an experiment, where she will wear a camera all through the day and be totally … Read on

Film Friday: Finding Your Feet

When snobby Sandra discovers that her husband is having an affair, she promptly moves out and goes to live with her down-to-earth sister, Bif. The life change is a bit … Read on

Film Friday: The Founder

When milkshake machine salesman Ray comes across a small take away called McDonalds in 1950s St Bernardino, he can’t believe how quick, efficient and tasty the burger meal is… Ray … Read on

Film Friday: Early Man

When a bunch of cavemen meet the forward-thinking chaps from the bronze age there’s a whole lot of shaking going on. It begins one strange day, when something unexpected comes … Read on

Film Friday: The Post

When Daniel Ellsberg returns from reporting on the ground in the Vietnam War he is shocked and disillusioned. The truth is clearly out there and not being told. So he … Read on

Film Friday: Ida

It is the early 1960s in Poland, and novice nun Anna is about to take her vows, but before she does so the Mother Superior tells her she must visit … Read on

Film Friday: Darkest Hour

It is May 1940. As the fascists make their ruthless dash across mainland Europe Britain is in turmoil. Many of its leaders long for peace, the terrible memories of World … Read on

Film Friday: John Wick

The son of a local gangster and his mates break in to John Wick’s house, steal his car and kill his dog. So Mr John Wick is understandably rather displeased. … Read on

Film Friday: Alone in Berlin

When Otto and Anna’s only son is killed fighting in the German army Otto begins writing postcards against Hitler and leaving them in public places around Berlin. It is a … Read on

Film Friday: The Greatest Showman

‘Everyone’s got an act.’ P.T. Barnum recruits so called ‘misfits and outcasts’ to create the first circus. He creates false personas and back stories for them to attract and hoodwink … Read on

Film Friday: Paddington 2

When Paddington goes looking for a present for his aunt Lucy’s birthday he comes across a pop book of London. He would dearly love his aunt in Peru to see … Read on

Film Friday: The Death of Stalin

There is an age-old saying – power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. Well, if ever there was a film about absolute power and corruption, this is it. Comrade Stalin rules … Read on

Film Friday: Home Again

When separated mum-of-two Alice hits her 40th birthday she decides to go out on the town to celebrate with her two friends. However she soon encounters a problem, in the … Read on

Film Friday Classic: North by Northwest

In the days before James Bond this action-thrills-and-spills epic exploded off the screen like a punch to the solar-plexus. Scenes of Cary Grant fleeing a low-flying, crop-spraying plane and then … Read on

Film Friday: La La Layers

Without doubt my favourite film of this year is the best-picture-Oscar-winner-for-two-minutes – La La Land, and I have spent many a conversation attempting to explain why. I’m very aware that … Read on

Film Friday: Flight

When a malfunction occurs, commercial pilot Whip Whittaker has to use every ounce of his strength and ingenuity to crash-land the plane. In doing so he saves all but six … Read on

Film Friday: Blade Runner 2049

We go back to the future again and, once more, it looks just a tad on the bleak side – an epically dark and dysfunctional mixture of the shining and … Read on

Film Friday: Victoria and Abdul

When the story begin Queen Victoria, Empress of India, is alive but not really living. She struggles out of bed, shuffles through her days, and shovels down her food. Then … Read on

Film Friday: The Limehouse Golem

Elizabeth Cree is on trial, accused of poisoning her husband John, who is himself suspected of a series of savage, grisly murders in London’s Limehouse. The court finds her guilty … Read on

Film Friday: Baby Driver

Gifted getaway driver ‘Baby’ hears the world through a veil of pop music. He has tinnitus and so listens to music all day to drown out the background noise. Here … Read on

Film Friday: My Cousin Rachel

When Philip’s cousin dies after marrying the beautiful and beguiling Rachel, Philip is convinced Rachel had something to do with it. However when he meets her he begins to fall … Read on

Film Friday: The Last Word

When lonely and embittered control freak Harriet comes across an obituary of a colleague in a newspaper, she decides that she will make sure her own obituary presents her in … Read on

Film Friday: Captain Underpants

George and Harold are two very good friends, who love playing jokes and have crafted a comic book featuring superhero Captain Underpants. When their school principal grows weary of their … Read on

Film Friday: All is Lost

When a man attempts to sail single-handedly across the Indian Ocean disaster strikes, he awakes one morning to finds his boat has struck a large stray container, and is rapidly … Read on

Film Friday: Dunkirk

I found Dunkirk deeply moving from the start, with the young soldiers trudging up the street towards the beach, then fleeing for cover as an unseen enemy picks them off, … Read on

Film Friday: I, Daniel Blake

When Katie moves from London to Newcastle she falls on hard times. Unable to get work or financial help from the authorities she first visits a food bank and then … Read on

Film Friday: Wonder Woman

Diana grows up as princess of the Amazons, training alongside them, but although she has incredible fighting skills, what she is called to do is battle for peace. She may … Read on

Film Friday: Anthropoid

In 1942 seven Czechoslovakian soldiers are parachuted secretly back into their own country with the express purpose of assassinating Hitler’s third in command, Reinhard Heydrich, the cruel ‘Butcher of Prague’. … Read on

Film Friday: Churchill

When Winston Churchill hears of plans for the D Day landings in Normandy he fears the worst, his mind filled with the disaster he planned in World War One at … Read on

Film Friday: Brooklyn

Whilst taking some time out this week I watched Brooklyn on DVD, a story about Eilis, a young Irish woman who travels to America in search of a new life. … Read on

Film Friday: Snatched

When Emily Middleton’s boyfriend dumps her unexpectedly, her mother Linda discovers this on Facebook and invites her to come home for some TLC. (If nothing else this little clip is … Read on

Film Friday: The Boss Baby

Seven year old Tim’s life is just dandy, he has adoring parents who give him 100% of their time, attention and love. Then one day a little brother arrives, and … Read on