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FILM REVIEW – Arrietty

By Marty Mulrooney

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Arrietty is a Japanese animated film created by Studio Ghibli, based upon the 1952 novel The Borrowers by English author Mary Norton. It tells the story of Arrietty, a tiny little girl who lives with her mother and father beneath the floorboards of a house in western Tokyo. The film was released on the 17th July 2010 in Japan and was finally released in the UK on the 29th July 2011.

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FILM REVIEW – Hanna

By Marty Mulrooney

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Hanna is a European action thriller directed by Joe Wright (Pride and Prejudice, Atonement), starring Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, The Lovely Bones), Eric Bana (Chopper, Hulk) and Cate Blanchett (The Lord Of The Rings, Babel). It tells the story of a 16-year-old-girl named Hanna (Ronan), a killer trained from birth by her father (Bana), who is released into the real world after years of living isolated in the snowy wilderness of Finland. Her mission: to find and kill corrupt CIA agent Marissa Wiegler (Blanchett).

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FILM REVIEW – The Lovely Bones

By Joseph Viney

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There’s nothing that endears a film to its audience like the rape and murder of a child. Arguably it’s the post-modern take on the ‘Boy Meets Girl’ theme. However, outside of American Werewolf In London I have never come across a film trying to make a ‘heart-warming’ story about murder.

Suffice to say this film is one that sets its stall out very early. Those of you who have read the 2002 novel of the same name will be familiar with its premise.

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