Category: The Movies

13th

I must apologise for the late Collab posting and for not being around much of late. I just haven’t had the desire to write and when I have wanted to, it’s been about a topic I have no experience of – and never will. I’ve just felt that nobody needs another middle-aged white woman’s opinion…

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

We’ve chosen to educate ourselves on the blog collab this month by choosing only films about black lives, race and racism, starting strong with this documentary which charts the rise and ‘fall’ of Nina Simone’s fascinating career – from classical music darling to vilified civil rights activist. All this via an abusive marriage, a catalogue…

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The Lovebirds

This week I thought, why not see out our loosely themed Mental May with a film picked solely on it’s central pairing? We do what we want on our blogs and if we want to watch a Rom Com starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani then we will. How can it fail, honestly? The Lovebirds…

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The Art of Self-Defense

I can no longer pretend we’re on track with this month’s theme. We’ve gone way off and I’m not even mad – we’ve been having a pretty good time of it too, even if our protagonists haven’t always. This week’s pick is no different as it sees our timid central character enter the world of…

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Diabolique

Last week’s film was so stunning – I’ve hardly stopped thinking about it. It’s a tough act to follow so I had little choice but to pull out the big guns with an absolute classic – one I’ve never seen but have always intended to. Mental May seems to have evolved before our very eyes…

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

We continue Mental May with possibly the most stunning movie I’ve ever seen. I’m honestly a little worried about how I’ll talk about it, it’s just so… perfect. I’m thinking maybe we should just quit the month on a high and start again in June. Jill? Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) On an…

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A Secret Love

Imagine being in love with someone for over 65 years and not being able to share it with your loved ones? That’s the situation Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel found themselves in when they met and fell in love in the late 1940s – a period of time not renowned for its acceptance of same…

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Unsane

Shark Month was a lot of fun and I’m extremely reluctant to leave it behind because well, sharks always make sense and during this period, why not enjoy some certainty? But we can come back to all the glorious sharky goodness we haven’t already explored at another time. May is a new month and I’m…

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Weekly Digest #2

Some of the things I’ve been digging in quarantine. The Normal People adaptation I loved the book which I finished just in time for the live-action version. It’s wonderful so far with Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell (Paul Mescal) perfectly cast. It’s just very emotional, has completely nailed the tone of the book and it…

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