Alison Lesley

Alison is a poet (a.k.a future homeless drifter) and an aspiring author. She's studying Literary and Cultural Studies and Creative Writing. Her hobbies include sleeping, memes and appreciating the beauty of her cat.

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Gaga: Five Foot Two

In the Netflix original documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, Lady Gaga offers a vulnerable look of her life during one…

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Gaga: Five Foot Two

An intimate portrait of a year in the life of Lady Gaga, this film presents an unguarded glimpse into the superstar’s personal highs and lows, focusing on the creation of her fifth studio album, Joanne, and culminating in her Superbowl performance. It reveals the woman beneath the costume and glamour, the woman struggling with relationship and health issues, the woman on an emotional journey towar...

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Messy Christmas (Non ćè più religion)

Porto Buio, a small island in the Mediterranean, is home to an annual Christmas Nativity play, a massive tourist attraction for the isolated community. But this year, the child supposedly playing Jesus has grown up and no longer fits in the manger. What’s worse, a child has not been born on the island for years. With the Nativity in jeopardy, a Baby Jesus must be found. At the same time, there is ...

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Messy Christmas

From the director of Welcome to the South (LIFF11) and Welcome to the North (LIFF12), comes the hilarious new comedy…

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Victoria & Abdul

Set towards the end of her reign, Victoria & Abdul follows the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, a Muslim prison clerk from India.   The film is inspired by true events and based on the similarly titled book by Shrabani Basu, with some degree of creative license. The film starts off very funny and entertaining, and gradually becomes more heart-warming. Unfortunat...

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Victoria and Abdul

Queen Victoria strikes up an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

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Gifted

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace)…

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Gifted Review

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) wants his niece Mary (McKenna Grace) to live a normal life. The only problem is Mary is a child genius, and when she struggles to accept the authority of school, they are both draw into a bitter custody battle with Mary’s maternal grandmother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), over how the child should be raised. Gifted is a hard-to-fault, well shot, well paced film about the pres...

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Hampstead

Emily Walters is an American widow living a peaceful, uneventful existence in the idyllic Hampstead Village of London, when she…

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Hampstead

Emily Walters (Diane Keaton), an American widow living in Hampstead, forms an unlikely bond with Donald Horner (Brendan Gleeson), the outcast living on Hampstead Heath, beside Emily’s grand flat. When developers threaten to forcibly remove Donald from his self-built home in order to build luxury apartments on the lot, Emily is caught between her high-powered, well-to-do friends, and the ‘homeless ...

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An Inconvenient Sequel

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the riveting and rousing…

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An Inconvenient Sequel Review

Al Gore returns 11 years after his first ground-breaking documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which has been repeatedly criticised, parodied and commended since its release in 2006. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power follows up the predictions of the original film, with harrowing evidence that shows what was criticised as hyperbole has come true in recent years. However, this film takes a positi...

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