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  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 9th July

    This week's offerings feature one of the best films I've seen in years, and one of the worst I've ever sat through. There's the bad - In A Violent Nature and the surprisgly good -in A Quiet Place

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 2nd July

    If you watch one film this week, I'd recommend I Am : Celine Dion, which was released on Amazon Prime Video in late June. It's a searingly honest look at the superstar's battle with Stiff Person Syndrome, which is so rare it only affects one in a million people.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 25th June

    It's a bit of a quiet week for big news releases, but I've managed to squeeze a few films in. They are all weirdly similiar! Arcadian is set in the near future, and we see a decimated, scorched Earth where only a handful of humans have managed to survive a major event.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 19th June

    I've become a lot bolder with spiders these days. I found a pretty massive one in Studio 3 at Tameside Radio the other week, and set it free using a glass and a copy of this newspaper. My younger brother Nik is absolutely terrified of them, and I doubt he'll have watched this film.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 11th June

    Family-sized lasagne is loved by cuddly indoor cat Garfield, but he's not a fan of Mondays. Fair enough, although it seems he has a pretty pampered life living with Jon, who finds him wandering the rainy streets as he dines alone in his favourite Italian restaurant.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 4th June

    Flaming June is here, and there are some cracking new releases coming to the big screen in the next few weeks. I'm looking forward to A Quiet Place : Day One, which is directed by Michael Sarnoski, previously responsible for the excellent Nicolas Cage film Pig.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 9th April

    The first of two films based on that Newsnight interview with Prince Andrew hit Netfllix this week, and Scoop was a five star treat in my book. Based on three chapters of a book by producer Sam McAlister, who arranged te interview at Buckingham Palace and has since said it was "hard to keep a poker face" while he was speakin

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 2nd April

    In a strange twist of fate, I've written in my other column this week about the troubles facing the Royal Mail in hitting delivery targets and turning a profit, as parcels take over and letters fade into the background. In Wicked Little Letters, we revisit a largely true story from the 1920s.

  • Alex Cann's Weekly Film Blog - 26th March

    If you're a John Wick fan, there will inevitably be comparisons with pulpy new action film Monkey Man, which is out this weekend. Armed with little more than a monkey mask and a shedload of grit and determination, Dev Patel's Kid won't rest until the men who took everything from him get what's coming to them.

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