Angus Wolfe Murray

Film fan from the very start. Loved Westerns in the days when Brit flicks were dominated by POW escape stories and anything with John Mills. Elia Kazan, James Dean and Danny Kaye were special faves before Spielberg, River Phoenix and Jim Carrey. On the way back to school one year watched On The Waterfront and Psycho on the same day before catching the train to my beastly boarding school in Berkshire. Naturally life was never the same again. After failing the medical for national service (asthma) I went to Canada for a couple of years and worked on a golf course, in a bank and at an oil refinery. On returning to what they used to call Blighty I worked at Lloyds as a junior insurance broker, which is like wasting your youth in slow motion, after which I became a journalist in Yorkshire and then a novelist and then a publisher and then an art mover (I had a big van and called myself Moving Pictures) and then a film critic for The Scotsman and then co-founder of a movie review site and now an old fart who lives in the country, looking after chickens. I perform in the local panto every winter and play cricket for Melrose. P.S: still a film fan as well as an obsessive TV series watcher. Am accused of not living in the real world. Probably true.

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Baby Driver
His name is Baby and he’s a young and exceptionally talented getaway driver for a criminal gang. Pedal to the metal, music cranked up on his headphones, and flashing lights in the rear-view mirror. Just one last job and Baby can make a fresh start.
The Book Of Henry
With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.
Hampstead
An older man, known as The Tramp, who lives in a homemade shack in North London woods attracts support and something more from a lonely widow and a bunch of protesters when he is ordered to leave.
Gifted
Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Churchill
The British prime minister in the run-up to D-Day.
Mandy
A teacher tries to help a deaf and mute child to communicate.
The Shack
A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."
My Cousin Rachel
A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
Spark
Cheeky monkey seeks revenge for the damage done to his star by the galactic bad guy, a Farquaad sized power maniac in the other world of animation
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge
Sparrow is drunk. Salazar is dead. Barbossa takes charge. The young ones are searching for the trident of Poseidon. There's a lot of water. And magic. If you wait long enough you might glimpse Keira Knightley running.

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