Alison Lesley

Alison is a writer (a.k.a future homeless drifter) and an aspiring author. She's studying Literary and Cultural Studies and Creative Writing. Her interests include memes, sleeping, procrastinating...and...I'll fill this in later...

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In The Fade

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her husband Nuri and little son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her…

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In The Fade

Katja Sekerci (Diane Kruger) lives with her 5 year old son Rocco (Rafael Santana), and her Kurdish ex-drug trafficker husband Nuri (Numan Acar), who now runs a translation and taxation office in a Turkish neighbourhood in Hamburg. After a nail bomb is detonated outside the office, Nuri and Rocco are killed, and Katja’s world collapses. As the investigation probes into Nuri and Katja’s personal liv...

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Ava

Thirteen-year-old Ava (Noée Abita) is on a beachside holiday in the Medoc region, with her mother and baby sister, when she learns that the degenerative eye condition she has been diagnosed with is accelerating faster than expected, and will very soon leave her completely blind. In spite of her imminent disability, Ava confronts her prognosis head-on, exploring her remaining senses and her burgeon...

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Ava

Ava, 13, is spending the summer on the Atlantic coast when she learns that she will lose her sight sooner…

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Everything Sucks!

A quirky, funny coming of age story that follows two groups of high school misfits, Everything Sucks! follows an A/V club and…

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Everything Sucks!

Set in 1996 in the real life town of Boring, Oregon, Everything Sucks! follows the clash between the awkward members of the AV club – Kate (Peyton Kennedy), Luke (Jahi Di’Allo Winston), McQuaid (Rio Mangini) and Tyler (Quinn Liebling) – and the too-cool-for-school members of the drama club – Oliver (Elijah Stevenson) and Emaline (Sydney Sweeney). The feud results in the groups’ collaboration on an...

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Lady Bird

Set in 2002, against a backdrop of economic downturn, post-9/11 American disillusionment, and the Bush administration’s ‘war on terror’, Lady Bird follows the senior year of 17-year-old Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson (Saoirse Ronan). Desperate to escape her hometown of Sacramento, California, for a more ‘cultural’ scene, Lady Bird applies for expensive east coast colleges to spite her overbearing...

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Lady Bird

In LADY BIRD, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both…

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Plagued by guilt and unsatisfied with a lack of arrests regarding her daughter’s violent rape and murder, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) confronts the incompetent police department of Ebbing, Missouri, by way of three hard-to-miss billboards. The signs, directed at Chief of Police William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson) escalate tensions between Mildred, the town, and Willoughby’s second-in-comman...

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

A woman takes on the local police department after her daughter is murdered.

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Downsizing

In an attempt to solve the problem of overpopulation and scarcity of resources, Norwegian scientists invent a way to shrink human beings to just 5 inches tall. Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) still lives in his childhood home, and has given up on his dream of becoming a surgeon to work the fulfilling, albeit low-paying, job of occupational therapist. Struggling with his inability to provide his wife Au...

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Downsizing

Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five…

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