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The magic of cinema

For many years one of the greatest ways to relax was a visit to the cinema.

With all the talk of the serious problems of stress and depression in today’s world, a few hours at a good film is one way of trying to cope with life.

The only problem is, most of the films are aimed at a younger audience, very high tech, 2D and 3D and so on! So to my surprise, last week I visited the cinema twice to see two excellent movies as they’re called today.

The first was Captain Phillips with Tom Hanks, who was just superb.

The second, Philomena, with the wonderful Judi Dench, and in her eighties at that. The interaction between her and her co-star Steve Coogan was really magic. There was some great humour, along with the very sad reality that reminds us of some of our shameful history that is the Magdalene laundries.

So filmmakers take note: please make some more movies like these!

Brian Mc Devitt

Glenties

Co Donegal


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