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    “We are not one dimensional” | Booksmart, I love you.

    Finding a new film that you like enough to start recommending it to everyone you come across is one thing, but seeing a new film and falling in love with it is a rare experience. It’s like making a new friend, discovering that you have shared interests and understanding each other’s feelings. And that’s what Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart feels like to me. There is so much to love about this female-led comedy, that I feel compelled to write about why I love it and why I think it’s an achievement in feminist filmmaking. Smart girls I have never felt this represented in a movie before until I saw…

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    Top 10 films of 2018

    I saw 80 UK releases in total this year. Not as impressive as other lists I’ve seen, but I consider this a fair effort at keeping up to date with film. 18 of these were either Netflix or other streaming services releases, a couple of which were not only contenders for my top 10, but made by huge names. Like Duncan Jones’ Mute, Alex Garland’s exceptional Annihilation and the latest western from the Coen Bros, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Netflix brought the Romantic Comedy back to life in teen hit To All The Boys I Loved Before and the lovable Set It Up, which proved that the classic Hollywood…

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    Top 10 of 2017

    Like any intense film fan, I like to make a top 10 at the end of the year based on the films I was able to see. I wanted to share my top 10 of last year for my first blog post, despite it being 10 months into 2018. In 2017 I saw 53 UK film releases (including two released via Netflix and a couple missed in the cinema that I watched at home). Additionally I watched Molly’s Game, a 2018 release, which isn’t included in my total. Last year I found it tough deciding on a top ten when I hadn’t seen Call Me By Your Name and Get…