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Paul Brannigan in The Angels' Share

The Angels’ Share

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     5 March   The Proclaimers born, 1962 On this day in 1962, the brothers Charlie and Craig Reid were born in Leith, Scotland. Later known as The Proclaimers, the identical twins were in a string

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John Bishop in Route Irish

Route Irish

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     16 January     Operation Desert Storm starts, 1991 On this day in 1991, in what is now known as the First Gulf War, the troop and weapons mobilisation operation known as Operation Desert Shield

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Cillian Murphy and Pádraic Delaney in The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    A polemic rather than a drama, about a blameless Irish lad who becomes a Republican after seeing with his own eyes what the British are up to. Cillian Murphy plays the lad, peaceable to the point of cowardice, the prospective medical student who is caught up in the

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Mathilda Paradeiser and Linda Molin in She Monkeys

15 April 2013-04-15

She Monkeys (Peccadillo, cert 12, DVD) Vaguely marketed as a lesbian drama, this is in fact an instant classic of the twisted coming-of-age genre, a superbly taut story of a teenager called Emma (Mathilda Paradeiser) who meets a similarly blonde, similarly athletic girl (Linda Molin) while learning equestrian vaulting. Meanwhile,

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