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Audrey’s Top 100 Films of the 2000s: #60-41

60. Bend It Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha, 2002) Inspirational sports films are a dime a dozen, but for one to have such a palpable sense of energy and a keen understanding of gender and cultural dynamics is truly rare indeed. Bend It Like Beckham, among…

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Audrey’s Top 100 Films of the 2000s: #100-81

100. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski, 2003) Wild that an extremely misogynistic Disney ride could spawn a fun, pulpy action adventure franchise that would gross billions of dollars, but that’s exactly what “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse…

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REEL WOMEN: March 2020 UK Releases

Welcome back to Reel Women, the monthly feature that highlights the films being released in the UK that are written and/or directed by women. This month we’ve got dramas, biopics and the latest live-action remake from Disney. 6 March The Photograph Directed by: Stella Meghie…

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Our Film4 Streaming Recommendations (February)

Channel 4’s online streaming service All4 is now home to select Film4-backed films which change on a regular basis. We aim to highlight some of the films streaming each month so you don’t miss out on some fantastic films! This month’s selections include The Handmaiden,…

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The Lofty Factory Retro Camera

Every day there are new advancements and ideas presented to us in the world of filmmaking. Be that from in narrative or non-narrative productions, filmmakers and creatives alike are always on the hunt for something fresh to revitalize their vision. We recently came across the…

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Assessing Austen Adaptations

There has been a long history of adaptations of the novels of the world’s most famous female author – Jane Austen – starting circa 1940. However, it was in 1995 that the double-whammy of the Pride & Prejudice BBC television series (which made a huge…

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REEL WOMEN: February 2020 UK Releases

Welcome back to Reel Women, the monthly feature that highlights the films being released in the UK that are written and/or directed by women. This month we’ve got the latest superhero film, dramas and some book adaptations. 7 February Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous…

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Where to Start with Studio Ghibli

Previously the films of Studio Ghibli were notoriously hard to acquire on streaming services, but in January 2020, Netflix announced the acquisition of 21 films from the Japanese animation giants. Famed for their distinctive anime films, Studio Ghibli has been delighting people of all ages…