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History, Teaching Us Something
History, Teaching Us Something
History, Teaching Us Something

Article – History, Teaching Us Something

History, Teaching Us Something After watching The Butler the other day, I decided I would go on the IMDB forums to see what other people thought of the film. This turned out to be a grave mistake. A number of people felt the fi...
Five Favourite Opening Film Scenes
Five Favourite Opening Film Scenes
Five Favourite Opening Film Scenes

Article – Five Favourite Opening Film Scenes

Five Favourite Opening Film Scenes The opening scene to a film is crucial. Those first few minutes, sometimes even seconds, decide whether we change the channel or swap the DVD so engaging the audience as soon as possible is to...
Are you there Oscar? It’s me, Leo.
Are you there Oscar? It’s me, Leo.
Are you there Oscar? It’s me, Leo.

Article – Are you there Oscar? It’s me, Leo.

Are you there Oscar? It’s me, Leo. He fits the bill so entirely doesn’t he? He’s worked with Scorsese. He’s been acting since he was a kid. He’s done epic romantic blockbusters. He’s done indie films. He’s taken risks. He’s pla...
Why Do We Watch Films?
Why Do We Watch Films?
Why Do We Watch Films?

Article – Why Do We Watch Films?

Why Do We Watch Films? Oh, the age-old question! Actually, not so age old, since cinema is only going to celebrate its 119th anniversary this year. It would have been plenty of time for somebody to come up with an answer to thi...
Not Just A Number
Not Just A Number
Not Just A Number

Article – Not Just A Number

Not Just A Number “Women may be the one group that grows more radical with age.” Gloria Steinem You know what really surprises me when I’m watching a film? When a young male character becomes involved with an older female...
Have you heard of Love Before?
Have you heard of Love Before?
Have you heard of Love Before?

Article – Have you heard of Love Before?

Have you heard of Love Before? Not to brag or anything, but I’m kind of a romance film specialist, I’m pretty sure I have that written down from the National Federation of Romance Films*. Probably. I got asked by a work colleag...