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The Favourite (2018)

Starring: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Director: Yorgos Lanthimos 18th Century England, and Queen Anne sits on the throne. Insecure and neurotic, Queen Anne (Colman) is bossed around by her oldest friend Lady Sarah (Weisz), who is her favourite. But a girl named Abigail (Stone) arrives and upsets everything by getting close to the… Continue reading The Favourite (2018)

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Green Book (2018)

Starring: Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini Director: Peter Farrelly In the 1960's, a racist Italian bouncer Tony (Mortensen) takes on a job driving Dr Don Shirley, a black classical musician, on tour through the American South. While initially complete opposites, the two find their time together eye opening, and a friendship slowly develops between… Continue reading Green Book (2018)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Beat The Devil (1953)

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Lorre Director: John Huston Penned by Truman Capote and directed by John Huston, Beat The Devil is a film that seems to set out to be a film noir-ish thriller, but playfully parodies the genre. Starring Humphrey Bogart, who was a staple of films like The Maltese… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Beat The Devil (1953)

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Dolly Month: Steel Magnolias (1989)

Starring: Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott Director: Herbert Ross A beautiful ensemble film, with an absolutely incredible cast, Steel Magnolias opens with an awkward and lost looking Annelle (Hannah) shuffling into a small Louisiana town and getting a job at Truvy's (Parton) beauty shop.… Continue reading Dolly Month: Steel Magnolias (1989)

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Dolly Month: Straight Talk (1992)

Starring: Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne, Michael Madsen, Teri Hatcher. Director: Barnet Kellman Shirlee (Parton) loses her job and breaks up with her boyfriend all in one day. She decides to start over in Chicago, but when she sets out to answer phones in a radio station, she's mistaken for the new advice guru,… Continue reading Dolly Month: Straight Talk (1992)

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Dolly Month: The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (1982)

Starring: Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Director: Colin Higgins In Texas, a historical whorehouse has long been part of the local community, run by Mona (Parton), who gives back to the community and makes sure that "her girls" are well behaved and taken care of. It's all in the nature of good, clean but… Continue reading Dolly Month: The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (1982)

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Dolly Month: A Smokey Mountain Christmas (1986)

Starring: Dolly Parton, Lee Majors, Bo Hopkins Director: Henry Winkler Lorna (Parton) is a country singer who has lost touch with her roots and the things that inspire her, so, since it's Christmas, she sneaks away from Hollywood and heads to the Smokey Mountains and the place she grew up. On the way, she falls… Continue reading Dolly Month: A Smokey Mountain Christmas (1986)

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Dolly Month: Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors (2015)

Starring: Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Dolly Parton Director: Stephen Herek Based on Dolly's life, this TV movie shows what it was like growing up in the Smokey Mountains as a family of 12 children. Based on Parton's song Coat Of Many Colors, in which her mother makes her a coat from rags… Continue reading Dolly Month: Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors (2015)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Ninotchka (1939)

Starring: Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas, Ina Claire Director: Ernst Lubitsch Ninotchka (Garbo) is a proud Soviet, a woman who eschews all luxury and believes in the tenets of Communism to the letter. Sent to Paris to hurry along a sale of jewels needed to raise money, she finds her three colleagues have fallen into a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Ninotchka (1939)

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Dolly Month: Blue Valley Songbird (1999)

Starring: Dolly Parton, John Terry, Billy Dean Director: Richard A Colla A Nashville country singer (Parton) has been held back from stardom by a crappy manager and controlling boyfriend, but longs to break free and make it big. When she turns to her guitarist Bobby (Dean), she finally finds an ally who helps her face… Continue reading Dolly Month: Blue Valley Songbird (1999)