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October 14, 2019

The #52FilmsByWomen pledge was started in 2015 by Los Angeles’ Women in Film, an organisation dedicated to promoting equal opportunities for women in the film industry.  Encouraging filmgoers to watch at least 52 films a year directed by a women, and to tweet using has...

August 14, 2019

With the Chichester International Film Festival scheduling a screening of Monsoon Wedding on 20 August at 20.45 I thought I'd post a review of the film I wrote for the now defunct clickwalla.com website back in 2002 (I haven't re-edited it).  At the end are images from...

June 10, 2019

Last night, or was it early morning I set my alarm for 0230 in order to do a radio interview with Paul Ross on his Late Late Early Early Show on TalkRADIO about women filmmakers who were working in the film industry from the birth of cinema in 1895 until the 1930s....

May 21, 2019

This month Aurora Metro books are publishing a collection of plays by Tom McNab who after a full and successful career coaching many sports stars and teams to victory, in his 70s started writing plays.   

Three of  Tom's plays have a connection to the controversial...

May 6, 2019

Neil Perryman host of podcast Perfect Night In invited me to plan my perfect night of television for his Desert Island Disc-style show...

You can listen or watch via vimeo to the podcast here.

Here are some links to the shows we discuss, if you fancy watching any of them...

March 29, 2019

This year the fabulous independent art house cinema in Chichester, the Chichester Cinema in New Park is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.  As I was the General Manager there from 2003 - 2007, I was asked to write an article for their on-line magazine.

As I have been wri...

February 1, 2019

This feature on iconic women from British TV was commissioned for Classic Television magazine in 2001. The publication sadly folded before it was used and the following year I published it on videovista.net, which now seems to have seems to have closed. 

So re...

January 24, 2019

Crucial 21st Century Cinema #Crucial21DbW is #DirectedbyWomen's fantastic initiative for 2019. Every day they are publishing a blog post celebrating a film or TV show from the past 19 years directed by a woman.   

Each post has a maximum length of 365 words, s...

January 3, 2019

Narrowing down my top 10 films to just 10 was really tough. Could have easily been a top 20! And there's still some films that have been appearing on other people's lists which I've not yet see, these include Roma, Shoplifters. But from the films I've seen these are cu...

December 20, 2018

A few weeks ahead of schedule, I have completed my third year pledging to watch #52FilmsByWomen.   Read blogs for Year 1 and Year 2.

There were a couple of revisits…
 

Mamma Mia! – sing-a-long version for Mother’s Day,  Mustang at Lewes Depot as part of a day long S...

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