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  • Odd Man Out
  • The Mole Agent
  • Brief Encounter
  • The Sound of Music

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  • Education

    ★★★★

  • Making an American Citizen

    ★★

  • Falling Leaves

    ★★★½

  • Dollars and Sense

    ★★

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  • The Mole Agent

    The Mole Agent

    ★★★★

    Second film I watch for MAtW and it's off list and theme. But no matter, it was well worth it.

    Like others I'm a little wary of just how true all of this is, but the people are real and that's what matters. I'm always interested in older people and am frustrated when they are ignored as subjects.

    It was telling that Sergio was so enthusiastically welcomed to the home. Not only as one of the few men, and an…

  • Hajur

    Hajur

    ★★★

    Hajur does telegraph its story rather but that doesn't make the truth of it less disappointingly accurate.

    As Sarita sees her ideas and research respected and praised by colleagues but herself dismissed as the person to enact them because of her gender, I'm reminded of so many situations at work. Male colleagues can be mentors one minute and undermine female colleagues another.

    Her boss says "you have a pretty young child and it could be difficult for you to leave…

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  • Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

    Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

    ★★½

    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…

  • Titanic

    Titanic

    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…