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Film Friday

Film Friday

A weekly Movie Moment that brings the Bible to life.

Film Friday: BlacKkKlansman

When new cop Ron Stallworth starts work for the Colorado police department he decides to call up the Ku Klux Klan and ask to join them. However he neglects to …

Film Friday: Mickey Blue Eyes

There is a scene in this gangster comedy that I’ve always loved. Michael goes with his mobster prospective father-in-law to meet another couple of goodfellas, and in doing so he …

Film Friday: Rush

In the hot summer of 1976 two men kept climbing into cars, and chasing each other around a track. One was a party animal, with a hankering for the good …

Film Friday: The Martian

When a storm hits the planet Mars the group of astronauts exploring the place are forced to head back for their ship so they can escape. However, in the ensuing …

Film Friday: Wimbledon

Peter Colt is on his last legs. Well, his last tennis legs anyway. He’s giving up after one more year at Wimbledon, expecting to bow out in the first round. …

Film Friday: Unbroken – Path to Redemption

This is the true story, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s powerful biography, of the post war struggles of a very damaged man, and his quest to find hope. When Olympic athlete …

Film Friday Classic: The Mission

In the epic movie The Mission Mendoza is a slave trader racked with guilt about killing his brother in a duel. As a form of penance he elects to climb …

Film Friday: The Beach

Looking for a summer watch recently we settled on revisiting The Beach, a film I’ve loved for a while, along with the book. Richard goes looking for paradise, for a …

Film Friday: Babette’s Feast

When Babette serves up a sumptuous feast she rocks her small Danish community. When your normal fare is fairly bland then turtle soup, quails and fine wines are like a …

Film Friday Short: Don’t Give Up

A short thought this week – one of the great filmic perseverance moments occurs in the Shawshank Redemption. Andy Dufresne writes a letter a week to the prison authorities asking …

Film Friday: Contagion

When Beth Emhall returns from an international business trip feeling unwell things rapidly get out of hand, and it’s not long before it becomes evident that a dangerous pandemic is …

Film Friday: Groundhog Day (Again)

There is currently a short comedy clip doing the rounds. It’s a mock-up of the popular quiz, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire in which a contestant is offered a …

Film Friday: Risen

How do you portray the most extraordinary moment in history? A dawn which saw a dead man walking… and not a zombie, or a skin-stitched, bolt-necked Frankenstein monster (creatures which …

Film Friday: Wings of Eagles

Back in 1981 Chariots of Fire brought us the true tale of Olympic athletes Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell. The dramatic and stirring Wings of Eagles brings us a partly …

Film Friday: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

What’s wrong with this picture? This is not in fact a scene from The Great Escape. It’s from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. And yet it is also from The …

Film Friday: Military Wives

Military Wives With their husbands away serving in Afghanistan, chalk and cheese organisers, Kate and Lisa, form a choir to help lift the spirits of the wives left on the …

Film Friday: The Two Popes

A tale of two leaders, Benedict and Francis. When conservative Pope Benedict invites the radical soon-to-be-Pope-but-doesn’t-yet-know-it Francis to the Vatican the two find they have more in common than they …

Film Friday: A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Mr Rogers is an entertainer like no other. He cares for people, children in particular, and he demonstrates this in his most popular children’s show. Generations have grown up learning …

Film Friday: Emma

Emma sees herself as a matchmaker, a smart and witty young woman who is determined to marry off her best friend Harriet to the best man possible. Just one problem, …

Film Friday: Dolittle

The creature-conversant doctor falls into despair and becomes a scruffy recluse following the loss of his beloved wife. It’s the need of a small animal which brings him out of …

Film Friday: Jojo Rabbit

First up we have to recognise this is a satirical fable. A story about a little boy in the Hitler Youth in Germany towards the end of World War 2, …

Film Friday: 1917

This is an extraordinary film, following two first world war soldiers through the chaotic trenches, across a corpse-strewn no man’s land and into bombed and burning villages, on a mission …

Film Friday: Cats

I’ll admit from the outset. I’m not a fan of cats. The animals I mean, those purry furry things that leave little filthy foul pies of splodge on your lawn. …

Film Friday: Joker

Joker is a bleak, strange, violent film, and one that (if nothing else) reminds us that the world can be a dark and difficult place. Arthur Fleck struggles to connect …