Category Archives: Ciné-Moi

New films coming soon…

Here’s hoping the corona virus doesn’t stop all social and cultural activity. Fortunately, my sitting room is large enough for everyone to self-isolate in comfort.

These new films will be available from the beginning of April:

The screenplays for the first two films were written by one of my school contemporaries, Charlie Peters. For more on him, go to the section of the website dedicated to my school days. Lorenzo’s Oil was recommended by him.

Looking for Mr Goodbar is a steamy, violent film noir with Diane Keaton as a schoolteacher living an extraordinary double life, not unlike Kathleen Turner in the equally noir Crimes of Passion. This has been on my list of “must haves” for quite a while.

Liquid Sky, Themroc, Napoleon and Elvira Madigan are rare cult films normally shown only in obscure film clubs. Say no more. (Napoleon is five hours long by the way, so bring sandwiches & drinks).

The Joker is the recent multi-award winning Batman offshoot with Joaquín Phoenix in the title rôle.

French Film Night Thursday 27th February

The next French film night will be on Thursday the 27th February and will be a showing of “Dialogue Avec Mon Jardinier” (“Conversations with my Gardener”, English subtitles). Hope to see you then!

Schedule: Please try to arrive by 8.00pm in time for some pre-film banter and to sort out seating arrangements, drinks, snacks etc. Film starts at 8.30pm.

BYO: Please bring anything you would like to eat or drink with you.

Registration: if you would like to come, please use the comment facility in this post so everyone can see who is coming.

Parking: There is room for two cars in the car park if you park immediately in front of mine (first come first served). If you are unsure of my address, please contact me via my private gmail or, failing that, the address given in the INFO section of this website.

Big thanks to Paul Winter for recommendation and loan of this DVD.

BBC 2019 Film Review

It’s scary just how many films I haven’t heard of, let alone seen in 2019. Anyway, this BBC review will help you catch up in 2020.

So here are the films they saw fit to review:

  • Ad Astra (20th Century Fox)
  • Aladdin (Disney) – Guy Ritchie
  • Amazing Grace (StudioCanal)
  • Aniara (Arrow Films) Swedish
  • Apollo 11 (Dogwoof)
  • Atlantics (Netflix) French Senegalese
  • Bait (BFI)
  • Birds of Passage (Curzon)
  • Black Klansman – Spike Lee
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)
  • Capurnaum (Picturehouse) Arabic
  • Dirty God (Modern Films)
  • Dolemite is My Name (Netflix)
  • Eighth Grade (Sony)
  • For Sama (Republic Film) Syrian
  • Green Book (Entertainment One)
  • High Life (Thunderbird)
  • I Lost My Body (Netflix) French animation
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Entertainment One)
  • Joker (Warner Bros)
  • Klaus (Netflix)
  • Knives Out (Lionsgate)
  • Little Joe (BFI)
  • Little Women (Sony)
  • Marriage Story (Netflix)
  • Monos (Picturehouse) Spanish
  • Never Look Away (Modern Films) German
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Ordinary Love (Focus Features)
  • Out of Blue (PIcturehouse)
  • Pain and Glory (Pathe/20th Century Fox) – Pedro Almodovar
  • Parasite (StudioCanal) Korean
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Curzon)
  • Rocketman (Sony)
  • Roma (Netflix)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
  • The Farewell (Entertainment Film)
  • The Favourite
  • The Irishman (Netflix) – Martin Scorsese
  • The Last Tree (Picturehouse)
  • The Souvenir (Curzon)
  • The Two Popes (Netflix)
  • Us (Universal)
  • Wild Rose (Entertainment One)
  • Woman at War (Picturehouse) Swedish

How many have you seen? There are 45 listed here, less than one a week!