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A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do.

Conor was awake when it came. He’d had a nightmare. Well, not a nightmare. The nightmare.

It was the nightmare that Conor (Lewis MacDougall) refused to acknowledge. The one he dared not think about. The one that summoned the monster and the one the monster called ‘his truth‘.

Everything changed when his mother (Felicity Jones) got sick. For so long it was just the two of them. His father lived in America with his new family. The once frequent calls were now few and far between. It wasn’t just his home life that changed when his mother got sick.  Conor’s school life changed too.  First there were whispers. Then there was bullying. Worst off all there was silence and feeling invisible. Continue reading

True Story – Movie Review 


Directed by Rupert Goold, True Story is based on the book True Story by New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill). Our story starts with esteemed reporter Michael Finkel having his reputation destroyed when it comes to light he has blurred the lines of truth in a New York Times Magazine cover story about slave trading.   With a damaged reputation he is effectively left in journalistic no mans land. Continue reading