Reactions to I Am Not A Witch

19 September 2018 John Morrish 0

A mixed response to I Am Not A Witch, and an overall appreciation score of 64.66 per cent. Some comments: “Really enjoyed this film. So many truths and many possible interpretations.” “Fabulous scenery and acting but an horrific and terrifying portrayal of misogyny and superstition.” “Difficult to watch but an important subject matter to bring to the fore. Beautifully shot [cont'd.]

Reactions to Frantz

12 September 2018 John Morrish 0

A warm response to Frantz, starring Paula Beer, the opening film of our 2018/10 season. The appreciation score was 87.86 per cent. Some comments: “Excellent start to the season.” “Great start to the year! Love and aftermath of war – totally cathartic!” “Initially efficient and economic in delivery, it matured into an exquisite story of intrigue and emotion.” “Enigmatic, very moving. [cont'd.]

Reactions to A Man Called Ove

25 April 2018 John Morrish 0

A very enthusiastic response to A Man Called Ove, our final film of the 2017/18 season. It scored 96.21 per cent, the highest score of the season. Just a few of the comments: “Haven’t enjoyed a film so much for years.” “The best film of the season. Thank you!” “Made me laugh and cry.” “Tragically, brilliantly hilarious.” “A brilliant film to finish [cont'd.]

Reactions to Graduation

18 April 2018 John Morrish 0

Some enthusiasm for Graduation, but many members found it overlong. It gained an appreciation score of 67.54 per cent. Here are some comments: “Lovely film. The cronyism, corruption of a developing country is well depicted. These are the moral and ethical dilemmas one faces living in such countries.” “Gentle corruption: a way of life. Understated: left much to be inferred.” [cont'd.]

Reactions to The Handmaiden

21 March 2018 John Morrish 0

A very warm response to The Handmaiden, which kept people rapt for 144 minutes despite the inadequacies of the Bacon’s seating and achieved an appreciation score of 84.33 per cent. There was only one D and no Es. Some comments: “Love really is ‘all you need’. Best film this season.” “Surprisingly entertaining, given child abuse, brutalised fingers and lots of [cont'd.]