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Ginger & Rosa (2012) - Sally Potter

A terrific performance from Elle Fanning as 17-year-old Ginger, who becomes obsessed with the bomb (in 1962) at the same time that her family life falls apart, as her left-wing intellectual father betrays her. 44 more words

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West 11 (1963) | Michael Winner’s dissolute drama puts a seedy-looking Notting Hill centre stage

When misfit Londoner Joe Beckett (Alfred Lynch) loses his job at a stiff upper lip menswear store and is turned out of his Notting Hill digs, he’s approached by an ex-army conman (Eric Porter) who offers him £10,000 to kill his wealthy aunt. 418 more words


On Screen... In Fear

‘In Fear’ (2013) is a British indie-horror set around two students, Tom and Lucy, who are travelling to a music festival in Ireland. Firstly, I am not a horror snob. 258 more words


Creature Double Feature: Two British Films You Didn't Know You Needed

Monster movies hold a special place in the hearts of the Collective team. The singularly absurd sub-genre of creature horror can range from box office hits like  278 more words


Screenwriting: Is age discrimination an actual thing?

In my last blog (Why the film world doesn’t owe you a living) I made the point that as a 56 year old male, the chances of you ‘breaking through’ are almost certainly hindered by the fact that you are usually old enough to be the father of the person holding your future in their hands. 316 more words


The Stars Look Down (1940)

There is something about British film, and I just cannot seem to put my finger on what it is. For one thing, a film with such pronounced social relism as… 336 more words

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