A Personal Journey Through Cinema History With Thomas Pollock

A Personal Journey Through Cinema History with Thomas Pollock does pretty much what it says on the tin – and you do, overall, get a healthy grasp of the medium’s history. It’s a little like flicking through the chronological pages of an easily accessible and clear introduction to the decades of cinema book. And that’s […]

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Femme Filmmakers Festival – September Is Coming

Those of you that joined me last year in the #DirectedbyWomen Worldwide Film Viewing Parties ought to be delighted to know that over at the official site they are organizing the same event this September – only this time it is for the whole month (click here). As you can imagine, then, I was rubbing […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part Six

Firstly, forgive the delay in getting this 100 More Films Made By Women out into your eagerly-awaiting stratosphere. And these rare gems of varying film formats and subject matter are worth the wait. The piercing, essential themes of motherhood, sisterhood, girlhood are all exampled here in fine style. Glimpses of underwater love and loss, the […]

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100 Ways Batman Vs Superman Actually Did No Good

I’m not going to angrily rant about the concept of two such beloved heroes fighting each other, nor will I delve into the whole publicity, money, word-of-mouth, and other such nonsense regarding the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. I knew it wasn’t great going into it (finally), but the wife and decided to […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part Five

The scope of female film-makers transcends the mere role they have in the big bad film industry. Some productions so small in scale, budget, and running time, can sit alongside films made by iconic women also know for their singing and acting. As we reach the half-way point of our second helping of 100 films […]

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2016 In Film So Far: Performances 2 / 2

The final chapter of the half-time movie report for 2016 is the remaining performances, book-ended by the imprisoned of sorts. We also have some voice work, some heroes, some villains. I know there are many, many others we could have included (perhaps including the wooden dummy that portrays Brahms in The Boy), so feel free […]

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2016 In Film So Far: Performances 1 / 2

I’m betting that the following two-part, non-definitive run-down of some of the finest screen performances of 2016 will have some faces you didn’t expect, some faces you don’t even recognize, and for various film-making technique reasons some were you can’t often even see their faces at all. Nonetheless, regardless of the type of role these […]

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2016 In Film So Far: Scenes 2 / 2

So here are seven more memorable scenes from films in 2016 – in hindsight we could surely have had many more of these. Some of the following movies alone have enough tantalizing moments to fill a whole page on their own. The big performances of the year’s first half not too far behind this, so […]

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2016 In Film So Far: Scenes 1 / 2

There are always scenes we remember or talk about in movies of recent times that may not always come from the freshest of the bunch, in fact quite often they are worthy seeds of a simply rotten fruit. That said, of course, the greatest films this year are crammed with terrific set-pieces and moments and […]

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2016 In Film So Far: Movies 2 / 2

So as previously mentioned I can now blow the half-time whistle and pitch just a selection of the memories 2016 in movies has scored highly with us thus far. A quiet start to the year by some standards, but my word what a mixture of movies to envelope ourselves in. You have no excuses really, […]

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