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The Legend of Longwood (2015)

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A film about fairies in Oireland. Or something. Well that’s not quite fair but that’s how it appeared at first glance. In fact the story of an American girl whose mom inherits a broken-down cottage in the deep bogs of Ireland and there’s a knight galloping through the mists of time does conjure up some of the worst ideas you can fear. But it’s better than that mainly courtesy of some sharp writing by writer/director Lisa Mulcahy, canny casting (particularly the cherishable Miriam Margolyes as the local mad lady descendant of the Black Knight) and some fairly recognisable forms of modern existence.

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An occasional movie-watching diary.

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