Still Alice

Still Alice

Imogen Jamieson recommends Still Alice. I am not overly keen on New Year resolutions. Life is complicated enough without adding in more guilt from failing to meet my own expectations, so as 2016 rolled in I merely suggested to myself that it might be fun to try and visit the cinema more frequently. This came […]

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10 alternative films for the holidays

10 alternative films for the holidays

Like many people, I love movies. One of my favourite ways to treat myself is to indulge in an evening watching a favourite piece of cinema. It’s like visiting an old, trusted, happy friend. And, who doesn’t like doing that during the holidays? For many people, there are certain Christmas films that are almost ritualistically […]

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Iris: A night at the cinema

Iris: A night at the cinema

“If only Hereford had a better cinema,” bemoaned my husband with a heavy heart and not for the first time. Being a Londoner he grew up on takeaway kebabs and going to the cinema whereas for me the first was unheard of and the second such a rare treat that I can remember each and […]

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Film review: Skin

Film review: Skin

Skin is a wonderful British/South African film made in 2008. It focuses on the huge complexities of being born mixed race to white parents in South Africa during the apartheid era and is based on the true story of Sandra Laing. The fortunes of the main character do not make for happy reading; she is […]

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The celluloid ceiling: women in film

The celluloid ceiling: women in film

Steve Jennings asks why are there so few successful women in the film industry This week, Carla Bruni’s sister Valeria Bruni-Tadeschi is competing in Cannes with her film A Villa in Italy, so the guerrilla girls of La Barbe won’t need to crash it again. Last year not one of the 22 competition invites had […]

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Invisible women

Invisible women

Jean Rogers, Vice President of Equity, tells us about the campaign to get women over 40 back onto our screens As an actress I trained for my profession believing I would portray women, even when old, so long as my ability to remember my lines was unimpaired. Then I hit fifty and everything changed. My […]

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Short Film ‘Dead Bastard’

Short film Dead Bastard brought to you by the Scully family Ever thought making a will would leave things trouble-free for your offspring? Take a look at Dead Bastard to find that it ain’t necessarily so. Please be warned that the video contains black humour, foul language, dubious taste and the best music…Enjoy! [vimeo width=”600″ height=”365″ video_id=”16323139″] To find […]

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