Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has been adapted for the screen many times before, with the earliest screen version dating all the way back to a silent film in 1917. It’s a tale that everyone is aware of, even if they haven’t experienced it for themselves.
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Since I’ve lived my whole life in the UK, I hope you can forgive my ignorance about Mister Rogers’ career. Whilst I knew who he was, I definitely didn’t have the same emotional connection to him as my friends overseas.
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I’ve never collaborated with anyone on a written review before, but the idea came to me after seeing trailers for Le Mans ’66. (aka Ford v Ferrari in the US… a much better title!)
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In this week’s instalment, Jonnie Barrow speaks to us about the devastating loss of his mum when he was just 20 years old. He gives plenty of great examples of films that examine grief, and I’m sure it’ll be an essay that will resonate with many of you. Thank you Jonnie for opening up about your experiences. You can follow Jonnie on Twitter. TRIGGER WARNING(S): … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Jonnie Barrow
I’m so happy to be kicking off Mental Health Mondays with a personal essay from someone I really admire. Jaime is a filmmaker and founder of the brilliant Share A Scare campaign, which gives back to some charities. Thank you to Jaime for feeling able to open up and share his relationship with his self-described ‘cinema warrior’. None of this has been edited by me, … Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: Jaime Burchardt
Rating: ★★★★ The titular characters in Lynn + Lucy are lifelong best friends, and even live opposite each other on the same street. But the film explores tragic circumstances where a bond this strong can swiftly be broken. Lynn (Roxanne Scrimshaw) is a married stay-at-home mum turned hairdressing assistant, who is delighted when her best friend Lucy (Nichola Burley) gives birth to her first child. … Continue reading London Film Festival 2019: Lynn + Lucy
* I attended this event for free, in exchange for a full and honest review. * Every now and then I’m lucky enough to attend film events. On April 30th I had the opportunity to attend the first Rooftop Film Club screening of 2019, on the roof of Bussey Building in Peckham. The screen, surrounded by balloons – a nice hint at the film … Continue reading A film with a view: watching “Up” at Rooftop Film Club
Rating: ★★★ 1/2 Ever since Captain Marvel was announced, it dominated social media for a number of reasons. People were either hyped, or couldn’t wait to slag it off. As a casual superhero fan I was interested to see what all the fuss was about, and how Brie Larson would perform in the titular role. Ever since I saw her in Room, I’ve been so impressed by … Continue reading An action-packed mix of super powers, solidarity and cats: My thoughts on “Captain Marvel”