Recommended films on TV

27 November 2020 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK Ema (2019) is a strange film. Its eponymous heroine, played by Mariana Di Girólamo in her first lead role, is not particularly likeable or indeed knowable. When we first meet her, she is trying to get [cont'd.]

Recommended films on TV

20 November 2020 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK The idea for Her (2013) came when writer/director Spike Jonze was first introduced to an artificial intelligence program that purported to be able to converse with him. He immediately spotted, as we all did in those [cont'd.]

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December films?

19 November 2020 John Morrish 0

Although the situation regarding the Covid pandemic is far from clear, we are making tentative plans to show two more films after the current lockdown ends on 2 December. They will be The Guilty (cancelled at the beginning of November), [cont'd.]

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French Film Festival

15 November 2020 John Morrish 0

This year’s French Film Festival will go online from 27 November to 4 December. There will be seven new features, a mix of comedy and drama, plus a programme of shorts. The features, with English subtitles, cost £6.75 each and [cont'd.]

Recommended films on TV

13 November 2020 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK With US politics in everyone’s minds this week, The Manchurian Candidate (1962) could hardly be more topical. Its fears about Russian and Chinese interference are germane too.  A weird product of the Cold War, the film [cont'd.]