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What’s your favourite film? Why? I enjoy film and hearing people’s views and opinions on them. I believe film is a great outlet and engaging in conversation over film can lend itself to other areas of life and help inspire your thoughts and feelings on any subject. I’ll be using this space to give my opinions and hopefully to hear yours. I’m also keen on environmental issues and try to encourage everyone to develop an awareness of these issues in the community. I believe the foundations of success are built on the involvement of everyone and hearing these voices allows us to shape a better understanding of life and the planet we live on.  

Women in film: Sigourney Weaver, Alien

Women in film: some strong female characters

Having recently noticed Film4 were producing a season on women in film, it inspired me to consider which starring roles by women resonated with...
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Summer Movie Top Picks

As summer draws nearer, I thought I would use the season as inspiration for the blog. I’ve picked out a selection of films I...
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What happened to Imagination?

Fantasy and today’s Cinema. In past blogs I have discussed films of a more mature nature, aimed at a certain type of audience. So, I...
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The Golden Age of Special Effects

Utilisation of Special Effects I'd like to look at films featuring practical special effects and focus on some of the artists and directors that made...
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Visions of the Past: Period Dramas

Inspired by the new movie - Mary, Queen of Scots. I’ve been inspired by the upcoming film Mary, Queen of Scots to look at period...
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Halloween Movie Fest

Shocktober! It’s October and Halloween may traditionally be a time we indulge in the macabre and otherworldly, this may take the form of watching ‘Horror’...

Heroes Not Heroines: Strong Male Characters in Film

Strong Male Leads I’ve discussed strong female characters once before, so I thought I’d try male characters. The whole logic behind discussing female characters is, despite...
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Against All Odds: Inspirational Tales

Everybody needs inspiration I use film as my inspiration, but some films themselves tell inspirational stories...
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