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Golden Globe predictions

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What a year, what a year

The 2021 Golden Globes are unlike any before

Who would have thought that things would turn out the way they did for the film industry just one year ago, but life has changed for us all. It has changed significantly for the award programmes, especially for the Golden Globes. We will look at some of the hot topics and then predict who might go home with the mini-statue at the end of the night.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

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A perfect little surprise

3.5 out 5 stars

Most people would be willing to admit that the little things in life really make a difference, if you notice them at all. Joy can be found in the innocent gurgle of a baby’s laugh, the gentle touch of a lover’s hand, the familiar smell of your pillow after a long day or merely the calming effect of the gentle rain on a peaceful evening. Whatever these moments are in our lives, it can be said that each adds another piece of the puzzle to what it is to be human.

Flora & Ulysses

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Heroes come in all shapes and sizes

3.5 out 5 stars

In our superheroes world, one phrase that continually comes to mind is that these marvels of nature do come in all shapes and sizes. This goes beyond the modern-day need for diversity in our fictional characters when our imaginations allow writers to consider every possibility. With this in mind, it is not a surprise that the hero's latest incarnation would come in the form of a squirrel named Ulysses.

I Care A Lot

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This lot does not care about anyone

3 out of 5 stars

The impact of aged care is not new to society. Still, the industries that are fueled by this sector of the population are growing every year. Unfortunately, within this multi-layered business behemoth, some individuals look to profit off the elderly without much care for their wellbeing. This subject is at the heart of the latest dark comedy from writer/director J Blakeson (The 5th Wave). As he introduces the world to his ruthless and conniving creation named Marla Grayson (Rosamund Pike).

A Call to Spy

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Trying to take on too much in one film

2 out of 5 stars

In the early days of WWII, Britain was becoming desperate for manpower. It thus tasks its Special Operations Executive (SOE) to recruit and train a whole cohort of new spies - women. Heading up the British contingent fighting Nazi Germany in France and strengthening the Resistance are two particularly unexpected candidates: Virginia Hall (Sarah Megan Thomas), an ambitious American with a wooden leg, and Noor Inayat Khan (Radhika Atpe), a Muslim pacifist.

Judas and the Black Messiah

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The definition of betrayal

3 out of 5 stars

In the late 1960s, Chicago's streets were perpetually on fire due to the racial battle boiling over between the police and many of the city's neighbourhoods. One organisation that managed to rise from the ashes of this culture war was the Black Panther Party. Among the leaders who came to prominence was the charismatic revolutionist Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya), who eventually became a target of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Synchronic

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Designer drugs and time travel

2.5 out of 5 stars

The Grizzlies

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Hope comes in many forms

4 out of 5 stars

One of the wonders of filmmaking is that it allows people worldwide to experience lands and people groups that may never get noticed otherwise. Above the Arctic Circle in the northern part of Canada is an Inuit community called Kugluktuk. Throughout its history, the First Nations people have experienced challenges brought on by the settlers and the Canadian government. Yet, the community's current state has been ravaged by the nation’s highest suicide rate amongst its young people.

Blackbird

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A discussion on assisted suicide

‘Nothing is worthwhile; everything is futile. For what does a man get for all his hard work? Generations come and go, but it makes no difference. The sun rises and sets and hurries around to rise again. The wind blows south and north, here and there, twisting back and forth, getting nowhere. . .everything is unutterably weary and tiresome.’ - Solomon

God in Film Study - The Case for Christ

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In the film, based on the multi-million selling biographical journey, The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel (Mike Vogel) puts his analytical skills to the story of biblical accounts of the New Testament. During his time as an award winning journalist and outspoken atheist he is confronted with the impact of Christianity in his own personal life. Due to a traumatic life experience and his wife’s decision to become a follower of Jesus, Strobel sets out to expose this religion as being a centuries old hoax.