LFF Round-up: The Levelling

In 2014, intense rainfall flooded the farmlands of Somerset, UK. Land became waterlogged, crops were destroyed – buildings, bridges and homes were washed away in the flooding. In true British form, we ‘kept calm and carried on’, but the effects of the floods can still be seen in the landscape today. Hope Dickson Leach’s first […]

50 Films of the 21st Century (an alternative list)

BBC Culture released a list of the (alleged) top 100 films of the 21st Century yesterday, and it wasn’t terrifically received by most people. Perhaps it’s to do with the fact that only 9 of the 100 films were directed by women, or that it placed Inception higher than Finding Nemo, or that The Wolf of Wall […]

Suffragette: A Bold and Gritty Part of History

I took my Mum to see Sarah Gavron’s new film ‘Suffragette’.  It’s been one of the most anticipated and talked about films of the year… not to mention involved with some of the most infamous controversies (yeah…. those t-shirts). Here’s what I thought about it, over at Film Inquiry..

Movies From My Childhood: Bedknobs and Broomsticks (Robert Stevenson, 1971)

‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ is the definitive film of my childhood. I am not exaggerating. Every time I was ill, upset, or couldn’t sleep, my parents would put our worn out VHS recording of it on the t.v. and I would feel better in no time.