Tag: Female Director

Eve’s Bayou

Another gem from the Horror Noire list and this one is delicious, I tell you. Written and directed by the wonderful Kasi Lemmons – best known in my heart as Helen’s BFF in the best film ever made – it follows the trials and tribulations of the Batiste family as they deal with the infidelities…

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Atlantics

You may recognise this week’s film from my Horror Noire post last month. Jill picked it and I for one am delighted. I’ve been looking forward to it ever since I read the synopsis and now it’s here… well, read on and I’ll let you know exactly what I think. I can tell you that…

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Been So Long

I’m obsessed with Michaela Coel so it was a no-brainer to choose this film. And there’s been a lot of horror and emotion the last few weeks so it’s nice to focus on something a little less dramatic. Been So Long is an adaptation of a musical play of the same name and although it…

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The Watermelon Woman

You may spot a bit of a theme going down on Jill’s blog and mine at the moment – and it’s something we’re both interested in continuing until the end of the year at least. Black Lives Matter is very much on the forefront of most people’s agendas at the moment – rightly fucking so…

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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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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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Weekend Watch: Black Christmas

I missed this reboot/remake/re-imagining/rehash of the mighty Black Christmas (1974) at the end of last year. I wasn’t too mad about it given the terrible reviews it received and the IMDB rating of just 3.2 (which by IMDB standards is really fucking low) – but I found it streaming at the low price of £3.49…

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Yeh Ballet

While the world is literally falling apart at the seams, this film is sweet in the purest way imaginable and it made me do a little weep at the end. Who knows what the Collab’s theme is this month? I suggest it’s just surviving, one film at a time – and with movies like this,…

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