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A View From The Bridge

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A View from the Bridge (National Theatre Live)

20151 h 55 min
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The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price. Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes a deep, unspeakable secret – one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal. The visionary Ivo van Hove directs this stunning production of Miller’s tragic masterpiece.

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Director Ivo van Hove
Runtime 1 h 55 min
Release Date 7 April 2015
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Movie Rating Masterpiece
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Wow.  This was a seriously stunning piece of theatre.  You know when you see a production be it theatre, film or TV drama and you can’t stop thinking about it for days afterwards?  This was A View from the Bridge, the undercurrents just kept on rippling.  I can’t praise the actors enough, Mark Strong, Nicola Walker and Phoebe Fox were amazing in a pared to the bone production.  Few props and costume changes, played on a stripped back stage, it was just us and them.  The bloody end piece was shocking and amazing.  If you get the chance to see this National Theatre production, just do it!

Grimsby

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Grimsby

Behind every hero is an embarrassing sibling

20161 h 22 min
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Wrongfully accused and on the run, a top MI6 assassin joins forces with his long-lost, football hooligan brother to save the world from a sinister plot.

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Director Louis Leterrier
Runtime 1 h 22 min
Release Date 24 February 2016
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Movie Rating Very bad
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OMG!  No seriously I’ve always liked Sacha Baron Cohen, but really?  This has to win the prize for the grossest cinema moment EVER.  I began to feel physically uncomfortable at one point and realised I was cringing so hard my body was instictively trying to assume the foetal position in my cinema seat.   There were some funny lines, crazy action sequences and a pop at Donald Trump but even these and the motivational left wing speech near the end couldn’t compensate for the ridiculous story line and the horrible, horrible vision that is now burned on my brain forever.