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.

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Review

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is the sequel nobody asked for but most people will go and see, probably with their mothers in tow. Shimmying into cinemas ten years after its predecessor Mamma Mia!, this half prequel, half sequel is like the florid daydream of a carefree teenager – blue skies, Grecian seas, beautiful smiling people, Cher is there. The film follows Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) as she rebui...

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie…

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Virginia Minnesota – Revelation Film Festival

The death of a former matriarch of a reformation house for wayward girls forces three young women to return to the home they shared fifteen years earlier. But one beneficiary is absent – Addison (Aurora Perrineau) who refuses to return to the home, still troubled by the death of a young girl that took place there shortly before the institution was closed down. Before the reading of the will can ta...

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Virginia Minnesota

A story of a fragmented friendship finding new ground, director Daniel Stine’s feature film debut Virginia Minnesota begins with a…

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The Breaker Upperers Review

Fifteen years ago, Jen (Jackie van Beek) and Mel (Madeleine Sami) were cheated on by the same man at the same time. But they’ve since gotten over being the ‘other women’ in each others’ lives, and have made a business and a profit out of the morally ambiguous work of breaking up other unhappy couples. However, tensions rise between the ride-or-die partners and best friends when Mel starts a sexual...

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The Breaker Upperers

Fifteen years ago, Mel (Madeleine Sami) and Jen (Jackie van Beek) discovered they were being two-timed by the same man.…

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More Human Than Human

Perhaps it is no longer mere science fiction speculation and maybe artificial intelligence is closer than we realise. The directors…

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More Human Than Human – Revelation Film Festival

Are robots going to replace us? Will robots eventually steal our highest paid, most prized jobs? Can an artificial intelligence be creative? These are the questions raised by directors Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting (directors of The Last Hijack from Revelation 2014) in their documentary More Human Than Human, as Pallotta attempts to replace himself with a ‘camerabot’, an artificially intelligen...

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The Cleaners – Revelation Film Festival

Every minute of every day millions of posts are uploaded to social media for its approximately 3 billion collective users to view and share. Every post that is reported has to be assessed by someone. The unfortunate job of cleaning up our social media messes is outsourced by major companies like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to third party companies in developing nations like Manila. With a target...

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The Cleaners

Enter a hidden third world shadow industry of digital cleaning, where the Internet rids itself of what it doesn‘t like.…

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Brothers’ Nest

With their Mother dying of cancer, intent on changing her will to benefit her new husband before she dies, two…

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Brothers’ Nest Review

Brothers’ Nest follows brothers Terry (Shane Jacobson) and Jeff (Clayton Jacobson) as they return to their rural childhood home in the early hours of a cold morning. As becomes apparent, their mission (or Jeff’s mission with a coerced Terry following suit) is to murder their step-father Roger (Kim Gyngell) and make it look like a suicide in order to guarantee their inheritance of the property afte...

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