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  • Color Test: The Red Flag
  • Fannie's Film
  • To Be a Woman
  • Independent Miss Craigie

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  • Dreaming Rivers

    ★★★½

  • Concrete Garden

    ★★★★

  • Coffee Coloured Children

    ★★★★

  • I Give It a Year

    ★★

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  • Scum Manifesto

    Scum Manifesto

    ★★½

    It's difficult to review as the film it was intended to be as nowadays you can read the SCUM Manifesto for yourself rather easily. Ironically available to purchase for a couple of quid on Kindle. But I love the idea of the filmmakers sharing a book they find important.

    The text itself is ... difficult. It works as an expression of anger and passion at a misogynist world. As an essay the rage does get in the way of reason…

  • The Red Turtle

    The Red Turtle

    This is about what it means to be human and the key moments of a human life? Really? So existence is just about survival, procreation. Society doesn't matter. Creativity and culture don't matter. Even hate and cruelty are insignificant and bring you a partner.

    Why is something so beautiful so vacuous? Perhaps that's the point of the film but in that case its cynicism angers me. If that is not the point of the film then its shallowness angers me.

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  • Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

    Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

    ★★½

    As a film about film this is an easy win. If you are interested in cinema and its history then of course watching a ton of clips from interesting and diverse films is going to be fun. But there are a few problems and, more concerning, I haven't seen them discussed much.

    Watching the documentary was a pleasure and I found myself noting directors and films to investigate further. Though not as many as I expected. Over 80% of the…

  • Titanic

    Titanic

    Today marks the 5000th day I've been with my partner. I was going to celebrate by writing about a film we shared and loved together but instead I'll write about our meeting.

    In 1997-1998 I worked in a cinema ostensibly to save money for university but I actually spent it all on booze. We persuaded a colleague to hold an Oscar night party and so my workmates and I watched the 1997 Oscars together. One workmate brought a friend who…