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Manchester by the Sea

Nominated for an Oscar (that he must surely win?) Affleck plays Lee, a depressed janitor and when we meet him he has a penchant for violence and self-loathing. As the film unfolds you find out why, and while not an … Continue reading

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The Motel Life

About twenty minutes into ‘The Motel Life’ I realised it was based on the debut novel by Richmond Fontaine frontman Willy Vlautin, it’s been a while since I read the book so I can’t remember how faithful it is to … Continue reading

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The Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know

Imagine ‘The Walkmen’ swapped their american indie rock credentials for the wilds of Scotland, Interpol had listened to a lot more ‘Arab Strap’ or The National did their best ‘Frightened Rabbit’ impression and you are entering the world of ‘The Twilight Sad’. … Continue reading

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