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‘A Confession’ (2019) On ‘BritBox’ — True Story. Amazingly Brilliant. Riveting. Best Of BritBox?

by Anura Guruge


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True Story. Click to read an article about this case in the U.K. ‘The Guardian’.


TRUE STORY.

Best series I have watched on BritBox,
& I have watched a LOT!


Amazing. It would have been an amazing story IF it had been invented. But, that this is ALL TRUE & it happened makes it just so, so, riveting.

Wow. In some ways it makes me so proud to be British. Doubt this would ever happen in the U.S. Here they let policeman kill suspects. In the UK, a suspect’s rights are so sacrosanct.

Towards the end I was riveted. Time be damned. I had to watch. I had to know what happened.

I can’t recommend this any higher than saying it is BLINKING BRILLIANT. Wow. I am still moved. Yes, I gather there is even a book now. But, alas, I know how it ends.

Please try & watch. You will thank me. Of that, I am sure. SMILE.


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‘Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story’ (2003) Movie — Riveting True Story From Canada, #NativeIndianLivesMatter.

by Anura Guruge



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YouTube.


Obviously A VERY TRUE, SAD & but Inspirational STORY
from Canada.

Highly, highly TOPICAL.

It is still happening!

SAD.

#NativeIndianLivesMatter


Click to ENLARGE & read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Joseph_Harper


It was on Amazon Prime. I had no idea what it was about — or that it was a LANDMARK true story. Title & synopsis looked interesting.

So, glad I watched. Riveting.

Wow. Can we get justice like this in the U.S.? We will see.

IF you care about such topical matters you really should watch this movie. I can’t recommend it high enough.

Sad, but inspiring. Very touching.


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Father’s Day 2020 — From My 14-Year Old Artist, Teischan (Named After ‘Titian’).

by Anura Guruge


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What can I say? First things she said was that this was ALL she could do this year because she was BUSY!

It is true that she is painting another wall. Yes, an entire wall. 4th one she is painting, IF I have it right. Might be 5th.

So, how can I complain. All I know is that Titian probably would not complain that I named her after him — & did so 3-months BEFORE she was born!



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‘Richard Jewell’ (2018) Movie — Elegantly Crafted; Great Story, Well Told; Highly Engaging.

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Obviously the TRUE STORY
from 1996.


I do remember the incident from 1996. How can you forget? But, I didn’t follow — & as such know — all the in-and-outs, & especially Richard’s background prior to 1996.

I did NOT realize that this was directed by Clint Eastwood until the end. If I had known, I would not have been as surprised as to how well it was made. How well the story was told.

Quite the story too. Sad in so many ways.

I am glad that this movie was made. This story needed to be told in its entirety & I gather that Clint didn’t get much (if any) wrong.

Did not know anything about the amazing lawyer (friend) Watson Bryant. He was quite the guy. Impressive.

If you are into this kind of ‘thing’, I definitely recommend — but I appreciate that everybody might not be that interested in this story, especially if you were around in 1996.


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A Modern Day ‘Sistine Ceiling’ Starts To Take Shape.

by Anura Guruge


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OK, it is a wall rather than a ceiling, & it is paint as opposed to a fresco. Plus, Michelangelo had at least 35-years on her.

I named ‘her’ (though I did NOT know whether it was a he or she at the time) after the great Titian 6-months BEFORE she was born. True, Titian was not much into large scale works but I am sure he would have approved. I couldn’t go with ‘Michelangelo’ because it had to be BOTH unisex & subtle. Hence, Teischan.

All the walls in her room are painted. They tell a story!

She is now branching out. This is a wall in the family room! It is HER house. I can’t sell it. She wants it the way it is. She moved here when she was 1. Only house she remembers. Only house she has lived in since she was 1. It is hers! So, she can do what she wants. No. No. No. She is not indulged. And heaven forbid, she is definitely not spoilt. SMILE.

I have permission to take pictures of this wall! I can’t post pictures of her other walls. She doesn’t want the world to see them. It is her story, her walls.

I have to buy the paint. So, this is how she is going to pay me: “you can take pictures of the wall“!

So, stay tuned. She is still waiting on 8 colors. 3 came today (Sunday). It will take some time before this is finished.

P.S., I was just thinking as I took this picture. If only Michelangelo had had 1,500W lighting rather than candles.


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‘Brian Banks’ (2018) Movie — Another Hugely Topical #BlackLivesMatter Movie; Must WATCH.

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YouTube trailer.


Another gut-wrenching
TRUE LIFE, REAL STORY 
of a black boy
wrongly imprisoned. 


Must Watch.

So, so, so topical.

You have NO choice. YOU have to watch it.

As with ‘Just Mercy‘ it is FREE for this month — for #BlackLivesMatter.

Available on YouTube.


Is there NO end to this?

How many more cases?

This is so disturbing. This is so wrong, though in a way this was a black-on-black crime.

What makes this story even SADDER is that it happened in California! In California.


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‘Revels North’, To Their Credit, Stands In Solidarity With #BlackLivesMatter.

by Anura Guruge


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This came as an e-mail from ‘Revels North‘ (New Hampshire & Vermont) this morning.

I was impressed, pleased & proud. Good on them. Bravo. Thanks.

Last week ‘Revels’ (Cambridge) proclaimed their support by sending out a musical video of children singing for peace.

This is why I am such a BIG fan & booster of ‘Revels’. Their heart is always in the right place & they know exactly what note to strike.

Thank YOU.

#BlackLivesMatter.


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‘Just Mercy’ (2019) Movie — MUST WATCH! So, So TOPICAL.

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The real Bryan Stevenson —
WHAT A MAN.

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Must Watch.

So, so, so topical.

You have NO choice. YOU have to watch it.

Warner Brothers has made it FREE for this month — for #BlackLivesMatter.

Available on YouTube.


Modern day “To Kill A Mockingbird“.

Yes, ALAS, the same story, different characters — young, BLACK lawyer, Bryan Stevenson — but, fortunately, a different (better) ending. Ironically, the movie, which is BASED ON TRUE STORY, includes real references to ‘Mockingbird’ (which also happens to be set in Alabama).

What a story! So disturbing. So topical.

PLEASE WATCH.


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