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King of the Court!

Advantages: Interesting and entertaining
Disadvantages: Older ones will know the story

So, The Battle of the Sexes, the story of Billy Jean King’s struggle for women’s rights and equal pay in tennis, centered on the 1973 challenge match with pseudo male chauvinist player Bobby Riggs, still today the most viewed and attended tennis match in ...

thedevilinme 29.06.2014 · Read full review
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Rock the cliche......Rock the cliche.......

Advantages: Interesting at times
Disadvantages: Pretencious and cliche at times

have to say punk passed me by. My only recollections of it was the dance floor at weddings, quickly cleared by young people with a demonic logo on their leather jackets (which I later discovered was the symbol for the band 'Crass') and a likewise scowl o ...

thedevilinme 20.01.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Joe Strummer - The Future Is Unwritten

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From the Westway to the World - and Beyond

Advantages: Revealing, watchable, honest
Disadvantages: Some strange use of old archive film not related to the subject, Bono

I met Joe Strummer once. It was in 1989 and he was signing copies of his solo album Earthquake Weather in a record shop in Glasgow. I wasn't a huge Clash fan but my sister's boyfriend at the time was. I was the only person he knew able to take time out ...

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In a league of its own!

Advantages: awesome soundtrack, inspirational
Disadvantages: N/A

...One of the best biographical films i have ever seen. It's difficult to put into words how amazing this film is, as what ever i say couldn't possible do it the justice it deserves. Anyone interested in the clash, joe strummer, or even the punk movement in ...

Sh123 01.06.2007 · Read full review
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Tissues at the ready - Philomena is a moving story

Advantages: Characters/performances, haunting, good pace, plot twists, thought provoking
Disadvantages: Some more background information may have been nice

- Story - Martin Sixsmith loses his job from Westminster and suddenly finds himself unsure what to do and contemplating writing a book about Russian history. An Irish woman approaches him, having heard he wants to write a book and explains that she's jus ...

IzzyS 20.07.2014 · Read full review
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