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  • A Personal History of British Cinema

    A Personal History of British Cinema

    ★★★★

    Very strong documentary addressing the numerous challenges (war, television, American audiences) to British cinema with a good array of clips, reminiscenes on Frears’ own childhood and group interviews with established British filmmakers, including Alexander Mackendrick, Michael Apted and Alan Parker. Essential for those interested in the British film industry.

    Available to rent on BFI Player and watched on the My Beautiful Laundrette Blu-ray

  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    My Beautiful Laundrette

    ★★★★

    wow! this cast is so pakistani! this is the most pakistani ensemble ever seen in cinema history!

    lmao they just cast generic brown people as ‘Pakistani looking enough’

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  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann

    ★★★½

    I never want to see a man wanking over a cake ever again

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★

    there is no religion without politics.

    this is a film I would show to the Trump administration. I would show this film to the EPA. I don’t believe any American film released in 2016 and onwards should be seen as a product of these particular contexts, unless explicitly a part of the text or the development process.

    But the themes ‘First Reformed’ explores - the immediacy of climate change, and whether we allow ourselves to merely stand by and allow…