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American Animals • Chicks at the Flicks review

American Animals: The balance between documentary and narrative paints the perfect picture in this absorbing, bold, skilfully made, arresting heist movie. When the film opens we are presented with a statement: This is not based on a true story. As ‘not based on’ dissolves off the screen, it reveals a…

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The Children Act • Chicks at the Flicks Film Review

The Children Act ensures that exemplary storytelling is safeguarded and its welfare promoted. Inspired by an evening spent in the company of Sir Alan Ward and his esteemed colleagues, novelist Ian McEwan (Atonement, On Chesil Beach) was opportunistically exposed to the written accounts of appeal court judge’s own judgements, which…

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Chicks at the Flicks Film Review • The Mercy

The Mercy “Dreams are the seeds of action,” says inventor Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth). A man who dreamt; and a man who courageously set sail solo, endeavouring to circumnavigate to globe. Having accomplished designing and fabricating a radio direction finding device, called the Navicator, Donald Crowhurst is in need of…

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Mission Impossible Fallout • Chicks at the Flicks Film Review

The ultimate action actor Tom Cruise, plays the ultimate action hero as he returns for the sixth instalment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, Mission: Impossible – Fallout. “I feel the need, the need for speed,” a famous line of Maverick’s (Tom Cruise) in Top Gun. Well, life has certainly imitated…

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The Happy Prince • Chicks at the Flicks Film Review

After ten year labour of love Rupert Everett writes, directs and embodies Oscar Wilde in The Happy Prince,the little known story of the last two years of disgraced poet and playwright’s life. At one time in his life Oscar Wilde had the world at his feet, he was the most…

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Whitney • Chicks at The Flicks Film Review

Reviewed by Jay Kamiraz aka Mr Fabulous With the much anticipated film about music icon Whitney due to release in the UK and Ireland today 6th July, you can only imagine my ecstatic reaction when fellow BBC 1 TV Judge and friend, the fabulous Choir Director and West End Star…

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Chicks at the Flicks Film Review • McQueen

McQueen is an enlightening documentary about the fashion designer Lee ‘Alexander’ McQueen, the tailor of humble beginnings, who literally wore his heart on his sleeve. It’s the thing of dreams. An East End boy with a love of drawing clothes, son of a taxi driver and one of six siblings, who…

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Chicks at the Flicks Film Review • Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow The Russians, in an attempt to outwit the Americans, send their most resourceful intelligence agent to use her powers of sexual seduction, to lure a CIA operative into disclosing the name, of their double agent. Prima ballerinaesque Dominika Egorova (Jennifer Lawrence) is forced into early retirement, having maliciously…

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Chicks at the Flicks Film Review • I,Tonya

When screenwriter Steven Rogers visited Portland to interview separately, ex-figure skater Tonya Harding, and her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly he could never have anticipated two more contrasting versions of their bizarre story. One which eventually lead, to their criminal convictions. This story, was screenwriting gold! Harding was the first woman to…

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Chicks at the Flicks Film Review • Early Man

When Nick Park pitched his idea of Early Man, he described it as ‘Gladiator meets Dodgeball’, and that perfectly describes this latest Aardman Animation.  It’s about tenacity, hope, belief. The underdog never giving up without a fight, no matter how enormous the odds. It’s about the humbleness of Stone Age,…

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Chicks at the Flicks Film Review • The Post

Ten months ago, in the midst of shooting Ready Player One, producer Kristie Macosko Krieger presented Steven Spielberg with a script: The Post. Finding the story too compelling, too relevant and too important to resist, it was vital to tell this crucial story of journalistic history; and tell it now….

DeadPool Movie Review

Deadpool I was asked to write this review as I’ve been a Deadpool fan for sometime. I have been waiting for this movie since Ryan Reynold’s (half) took on the role for Wolverine Origins in 2009 and since 2010 an IMDB page has been up declaring the movie in pre-production….

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Going Bongo: Review

Going Bongo: Review Chicks at the Flicks. Reviewed by Karen Bryson  Going Bongo isn’t quite a comedy or a romantic comedy of the classic boy meets girl type. Nor is it purely a gritty drama examining life in Africa. But rather something a little different….dare I say way more interesting…

Anti-Social Review

Anti-Social: A Way of Life Review by Karen Bryson    This is the forth film of writer/director Reg Traviss. Anti-Social is a story of two brothers Dee ( Gregg Sulkin) an anarchic street artist: Banksy style and Marcus (Josh Meyers) an armed robber part of a ‘smash and grab’ motorcycle gang. It’s…

Amar Akbar and Tony- Review

Amar, Akbar and Tony: Review Review by Karen Bryson Amar Akbar and Tony is a coming of age romantic comedy drama. Set in Hounslow, Southall and around West London. It follows the lives and loves of three childhood friends a Sikh, a Muslim and an Irish Catholic. The film, spanning…

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The Beat Beneath My Feet Giveaway!!

We at Those London Chicks are huge fans of the fantastic feel good movie The Beat Beneath my Feet! We had a Chicks Chat with the films producer Fiona Gillies of Scoop Films. See here! So we are pleased as punch to offer one lucky winner 2 tickets to see…

The Theory of Everything-Review

My Theory on ‘The Theory of Everything’ “However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at.While there’s life, there is hope.” ~ Stephen Hawking New Year is the time when many of us start contemplating what life has in store for us – what…

Must See Movies This Fall

Must See Movies This Fall

By Lisa Douglas September 2014 Must See Movies There is a pile of ‘Must Read Novels’ sat on my bedside table that I keep meaning to tackle. Yet despite my best intentions, never quite seem to get there.  Each week they stare at me and promise myself that ‘this week…