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Candy

Abbie Cornish and Heath Ledger in Candy

    Though there’s plenty of people who take drugs for entirely recreational purposes and never go to hell in any sort of handcart, there’s not much drama to be had from making movies about them. So instead drugs movies tend to be about people hitting the buffers. Candy does at least do it with a …

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Brokeback Mountain

Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 May   First same-sex marriage in US, 2004 On this day in 2004, Bostonians Tom Weikle, 53, and Joe Rogers, 55, became the first same sex couple to marry in the United States. They had been together for 25 …

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I’m Not There

Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 March   Bob Dylan releases first album, 1962 Today in 1962, having dropped out of the University of Minnesota and relocated to New York City to visit the dying Woody Guthrie and break into performing, Bob Dylan released his …

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10 Things I Hate About You

The Cast of 10 Things I Hate About You

    Apparently if you’re drunk enough when you say the title of this film, it sounds like, “The Taming Of The Shrew”. Whatever. When it came out in 1999 it tapped into two of the big trends in the cinema of the time: the high-school drama (Cruel Intentions, Election, Rushmore) and adaptations of the …

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Batman: The Dark Knight

  Not having enjoyed the first Nolan/Bale Batman film (yes, he was traumatised by bats. I get it!) I wasn’t looking forward to the second. But, having been told how great it was, how awesome Heath Ledger was, how dark it all was, I was prepared to put prejudice to one side and settle back …

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