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That Friday Feeling

So, another week of work is over, another weekend of cinema stretches out ahead and I’m back in the beautiful surroundings of the Curzon Mayfair. Even better, this time I seem to have unintentionally bagged one of the best seats in the house (RRP is apparently ¬£18, according to the very nice usher standing nearby; … Continue reading

A Whole New Cinema

Another day, another film, another cinema. And this time, it’s one I’ve never been to before: Curzon Mayfair. I’d be the first to admit a new cinema is always an exciting experience, but when it’s as pretty as this, the film can’t help but be good ūüôā

Movie Loving Public

So, tonight I’m spending my night off from watching films at the LFF in Foyles bookshop, at an event about… movies! I think this is what might traditionally be termed a ‘busman’s holiday’… The event is being hosted by Little White Lies in honour of their new book, which celebrates what people love about movies. … Continue reading

Reese’s Pieces

Another day, another celebrity hangout, and today we’ve graduated to the big leagues – Odeon Leicester Square, with one of my all-time favourite actresses, Reese Witherspoon, in attendance. Life doesn’t get much better than this!! Disappointingly, the weather is almost as bad as yesterday, so photographic evidence is rather poor, but you can just about … Continue reading

Popcorn for Dinner

As the credits began rolling on Rosewater, the compelling story of journalist Maziar Bahari’s incarceration in an Iranian jail, I was kicking myself for not booking tickets for the follow-up Q&A with Bahari and Jon Stewart, the film’s director. However, a quick walk through the rain and fifteen minutes in the returns queue and my … Continue reading

Good Things Come in Threes

Third day, and the weather is no longer as kindly, but that doesn’t seem to have dampened anyone’s spirit. The film-going public are buzzing like before and the stars are out in force, albeit sheltering under umbrellas and seemingly not quite as ebullient as Monsieur Ozon was yesterday. Maybe when they are inside and dry … Continue reading

Day Two

Today’s film experience is turning out to be much more glamorous, or should I say ‘chic’! Having safely negotiated the red carpet (!) and collected my ticket from the box office, I was waiting in the foyer to be allowed into the screen when I turned round and found myself within touching distance of the … Continue reading

And We’re Back!

After a six-month hiatus in which I changed jobs, performed in a flashmob, helped to organise an old-school summer fete, turned 29 and did many other exciting, but un-cinema-related things, the blog is back – just in time for the London Film Festival (well, almost). After being generously given membership of the BFI by my … Continue reading

Top Ten: Black List

This Friday’s Top Ten features a two-for-one offer. Every year, a list is compiled of the most-liked¬†scripts¬†currently in circulation. The list is put together following¬†a survey of over 500 production company and film financiers executives, who vote for their favourite as-yet-unmade screenplays. While the list has showcased Oscar-winners and blockbuster hits, many¬†remain unproduced. And of … Continue reading

A Brief History of Film

A bit of fun for a Thursday: 136 years of film history condensed into a mere three minutes, as compiled by SlashFilm reader Scott Ewing. Definitely one for the¬†#throwbackthursday hashtag…