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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
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Fanny Pack Supremacy

19 films

Essential on set, too rarely seen on screen. Films featuring fanny packs / bum-bags / hip pouches. Suggestions welcome.

  • Crossing Delancey
  • The Quiet Girl
  • Misbehaviour
  • The Glorias
  • Tokyo Godfathers

Nursing: Positive, Normal, Casual Breastfeeding on Film

10 films

A list to accompany my essay for Girls On Tops’ Read Me: Breasts, Bottles and Babies in the Movies.


  • Point Break
  • The Man Who Sued God
  • GoldenEye
  • Heat
  • Death Proof

Movies that Mention New Zealand

19 films

It’s always a thrill! Suggestions encouraged. Please indulge our small island nation. 

(Mentions of New Zealand, Aotearoa, Kiwi, Māori, and…

  • Pretty in Pink
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • Woman at War


14 films

Best big screen bicycles! My genre! Don’t make me rank my babies!

  • City Lights
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • It Happened One Night
  • Design for Living
  • The Lunchbox

Films to Watch with Mum

8 films

Long evenings with Mum lie ahead. This list is so we don’t spend every night going “what are we going…

  • Strictly Ballroom
  • Paddington
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Paddington 2
  • Mary Poppins

Feels on Wheels

10 films

For the "It's a Wonderful Life" Showdown: my very best, most comforting, least complicated favourites.

  • The Cat from Outer Space

The Only Cat That Matters (to Me)

1 film

Look, I love all movie cats. But there’s a theatre in Auckland that is the most beautiful, magical, awe-inspiring place,…

  • A Room with a View

In a Barley Field

1 film

Too many to choose from, but it always comes back to the barley field (with Cecil's chaste peck a close…

  • Black Mother
  • Amazing Grace
  • Happy New Year, Colin Burstead
  • American Dharma
  • Maya

Indiewire's 10 Best Undistributed Movies of 2018

10 films

"Memo to distributors: It's not too late for these 2018 gems to find homes." Indiewire team Eric Kohn, Kate Erbland…

  • Pretty in Pink
  • Electric Dreams
  • Lion

Electric Dreams

3 films

"Do you want to talk?" - bless the TS-803 for bringing Andie and Blaine together.

  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • Frankenweenie
  • Best in Show


5 films

Showdown: A Dog’s Life

  • The Philadelphia Story
  • High Society
  • Moonstruck
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • The Sound of Music

Vat Most Bwessed Awwangement: A Wedding Showdown

11 films

Good on you, Australia!