Issue 105

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2017 / ISSUE 105 23 FILM Beach Rats premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival and was an instant hit with the critics, seeing Eliza Hittman claim a directing award. Gretchen Carlson identifies two specific things that we can all do to create a safer work envirnoment. The first thing is to turn bystanders and enablers into allies. Carlson urges listeners to recognize and stop incidences were they can see sexual harassment happening. Even if that means confronting the perpetrator to their face, to help the victim. Secondly she appeals to all victims to "stand up" and "speak up". As we tell our stories Carlson believes it will be the driving force that will stop this happening to the generations to come. HOW WE CAN END SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT WORK FEATURED TED BEACH RATS – A POIGNANT COMING OF AGE DRAMA OUR TOP FIVE FLICKS COMING SOON! 26th December The Greatest Showman Inspired by celebrated circus owner P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman focuses on the birth of show business and how a visionary who rose from nothing became an international success. 31st December Cut: Exposing FGM Worldwide The documentary visits 14 countries to show that female genital mutilation can be found be found in all inhabitable continents. From war zones in the Middle East to Middle America. The film also includes interviews with FGM victims, researchers, cutters, activists and doctors. 1st January Molly's Game Molly's Game is the true story of Molly Bloom. A Olympic class skier that ran the world's most exclusive high stakes poker game for a decade. Her players included Hollywood stars, business moguls and popular sports personalities. 9th January Downsizing In response to over population Norwegian scientists shrink humans down to five inches to start a 200 year global transition from big too small. With the promise of a better life Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) move to a new downsized community. A decision that triggers several life-changing events. 16th January The Commuter Liam Neeson stars as a insurance salesman forced to discover the identity of a hidden passenger before the last stop. As he works against the clock, he quickly realizes that his caught up in a conspiracy that carries life and death stakes for himself and fellow passengers. The film focuses on three US military veterans who formed strong bonds with their canine companions during their time in service. It was directed by Deborah Scranton, whose previous 2006 film The War Tapes focused on America's illegal invasion of Iraq. Dogs have been used for various roles in warfare since ancient times, so just like humans who serve, they should definitely be commended for their bravery. The film shows glimpses of the incredible courage our four- legged friends can display in dangerous and harrowing situations, and they deserve our gratitude for their service. War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend aired on Veteran's Day on HBO, and is currently available to view on their official streaming service. The film stars Harris Dickinson as Frankie a Brooklyn teenager spends his days fooling around with his toxic group of delinquent friends on the boardwalk. However, secretly he is searching hook-up websites looking for older men, that he chats and webcams with, before eventually starting to meet them at a nearby cruising beach. He claims he likes older guys as they are less likely to know people he knows. Just to complicate things he starts to see a beautiful girl, Simone (Madeline Weinstein), this further works to bring more conflict to Frankie's world as he tries to reconcile his two colliding walks of life, which will eventually result in the climax of the film. 19-year-old Frankie's angst is also driven by his family as his father is bedridden with cancer and his mother is a constant worrier. So he blurs out the reality with the help of his dad's pain medication, which keeps him high and hazy as he struggles to escape his home life. This is Eliza Hittman's second movie since she brought us the equally sexually charged film It Felt Like Love, a few years ago. She has outdone herself on this occasion, capturing the unsteady sorrowful atmosphere that's rare, with French cinematographer Hélène Louvart shooting the movie in hazy 16mm, catching a curious wistfulness. The real gem of this movie is British born actor Harris Dickson who is more than convincing in the role of Frankie, Brooklyn accent and all. He brings a real sense of insecure masculinity to the role, capturing Frankie's essence perfectly and is without question one of the best newcomers of the year. A-list Hollywood actor Channing Tatum served as executive producer on War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend, a feature-length documentary about dogs who serve in the armed forces. CHANNING TATUM'S WAR DOG: A SOLDIER'S BEST FRIEND HONOURS MILITARY DOGS

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