Coming of age story leaves the nest fully formed by Richard Jones

A look at Lady Bird (M)…

birdMovies depicting the coming of age of teenagers about to leave secondary school and embark on a university course can head down one of two paths. Continue reading

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Sparrow school turns out some scary spies by Richard Jones

SparrowA look at Red Sparrow (MA)

Jennifer Lawrence rates as one of Hollywood’s genuine stars although in her latest film she takes a bit of a beating.

This comes in the form of psychological and mental bullying at spy school and out in the field in Budapest and later back home in Moscow – hard-core torture and thrashings. Continue reading