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Movie Monday

I did manage to see Rogue One at the cinema before going into my self-imposed hibernation mode over Christmas and New Year. I loved it and will be popping back to see it again – I hope. It felt like … Continue reading

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Bringing hope wherever she goes

I was 14 when Star Wars: A New Hope came out and it was the first film I’d seen that gave me a female role model.  It gave me a woman who was smart, sassy, sexy, competent, canny, uncompromising, more … Continue reading

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BFI London Film Festival

This year’s London Film Festival ends today but my viewing ended on Thursday. I had a much more scaled back experience this year and only saw 4 films, compared to last years 22 in 10 days. A Monster Calls  was … Continue reading

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BFI Flare festival – final film

Final film of Flare for me was at 11:40am on Saturday morning – The Girl King. This is a kind of AU period piece.  Ostensibly it looks like a traditional costume drama but it’s much more of an actor-centric psychologial … Continue reading

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BFI Flare festival – film 11

The final set of shorts for me tag line for the collection was “these films prove we all have a little something to learn, no matter where we might be.” Mother Knows Best delightful little Swedish short.  After introducing his … Continue reading

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BFI Flare festival – films 9 & 10

Yet another day of two films, but after this there are only two more films to go. First up this evening was an Australian film Holding The Man which was based Timothy Conigrave’s cult-classic and hilarious memoir. Apparently this was … Continue reading

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BFI Flare festival – films 6-8

Monday saw me take a half day off work so I could go and see ALL the films…well, 3 films in quick succession. Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures The first I heard of the work of Robert Mapplethorpe was around … Continue reading

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