Today marks the 5000th day I've been with my partner. I was going to celebrate by writing about a film we shared and loved together but instead I'll write about our meeting.
In 1997-1998 I worked in a cinema ostensibly to save money for university but I actually spent it all on booze. We persuaded a colleague to hold an Oscar night party and so my workmates and I watched the 1997 Oscars together. One workmate brought a friend who…
As a film about film this is an easy win. If you are interested in cinema and its history then of course watching a ton of clips from interesting and diverse films is going to be fun. But there are a few problems and, more concerning, I haven't seen them discussed much.
Watching the documentary was a pleasure and I found myself noting directors and films to investigate further. Though not as many as I expected. Over 80% of the…