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Movie: The Riot Club

Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Sep 21, 2015 - 3 comments

Movie: 21 Up

3rd in the series of Michael Apted's "Up Series" documentaries, this episode tracks our more mature and insightful protagonists as they enter adulthood, exploring both their lives and their thoughts about the two earlier films. Lynn is married and running a bookmobile, Simon works as a meatpacker, Sue seems happy as a travel agent, Paul the same as a bricklayer, Bruce studies advanced math and calls himself a Socialist, wealthy Suzy smokes and seems quite world-weary, Charles (making his last appearance) waxes philosophic, no-longer-so-shy Nick studies physics at Oxford, Neil squats in poverty, Peter lives in a dump with college roommates and taxi driver Tony and posh John argue about who came off worst in the earlier films. Spoilers for the entire series allowed as we continue weekly every 7 years to 56 Up. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on Aug 3, 2015 - 4 comments

Movie: Seven Up!

“Why do we bring these children together? Because we want to catch a glimpse of England in the year 2000. The union leader and the business executive of the year 2000 are now seven years old. ‘Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man.’” The 30-minute 1964 documentary Seven Up! profiles fourteen British seven-year-old boys and girls from across the class spectrum. It's the first documentary in the Up series, which continues to revisit the children (now adults) through the present day. Now, let's meet the kids! [more inside]
posted by Going To Maine on Jul 2, 2015 - 13 comments

Foyle's War: The German Woman  Season 1, Ep 1

In which we meet Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle, establish his style as a quiet, dogged, highly ethical dude, attempting to carry out police work during WWII, and are also introduced to his driver/sidekick "Sam", his son, newly enlisted Andrew, and his future assistant and recent war veteran, Paul Miller. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Mar 20, 2015 - 10 comments

Movie: The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered for his comedy on The Goon Show (radio), as Inspector Clouseau from the Pink Panther movies, comedy records, and much more. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 22, 2014 - 2 comments

Movie: The King's Speech

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 21, 2014 - 8 comments

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