The Big Dark: My Pre-Oscars Movie Marathon Begins

It happens every year at this time. In the two months leading up to the Oscars I task myself with making sure I’ve seen all the films which are nominated, or all those that I think “count” which means they aren’t too scary for me like last year’s Django Unchained, however good, however highly regarded and however many awards it receives. Don’t force me to choose between reading and films; it would be a very difficult choice indeed. I think I would have to come down on the side of reading but I love cinema with every fibre of my […]

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My Christmas At The Cinema

By this coming weekend, I shall have seen eight films in three weeks and all at the cinema. I love movies and so did my Mum, Daphne. She taught me to love films and we used to watch them on TV together when I was a teenager, before I left home. Consequently I am quite movie literate going back over not just my own lifetime but hers too. I have realised that I love cinema so much it is one of my very favourite hobbies, right up there with reading and I’m not even going to try and choose between […]

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