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Bel Powley Ashes in the Snow

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, Jan 11
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movies by or about women opening US/Can Jan 11 [pictured]
Bel Powley goes into exile during Stalin’s regime; and more.
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, Jan 09-11
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire Jan 09-11
Gabrielle Brady and Kim Hopkins direct new documentaries; and more.
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2018’s films ranked
I rank films on the fly as I see them for the 2018 awards year.
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I’m on BBC World Service’s “The Arts Hour” again today, Saturday, January 12th
We’ll be talking about Keira Knightley’s new film Colette; everything Idris Elba; Justin Hurwitz’s amazing score for First Man; and a lot more.
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Voices of the Sea documentary review: when home cannot nurture a family
A poignant, sensitive portrait of desperation, love, and survival in a beautiful place, one that is intimately Cuban, but with much wider relevance, too, in the midst of the global refugee crisis.
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more (fictional) notes from The British Museum
A flash-fiction project, stories from which are available to all Patreon patrons at the $1/month level or above. Thank you for your support!
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AWFJ 2018 EDA Awards winners announced
Our most honored films are Roma (five awards), The Favourite (four awards), and Can You Ever Forgive Me? (three awards).
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, Jan 08
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, Jan 07-12
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curated: the da Vinci money-laundering scam to benefit Trump that will make a great movie
If the world survives President Donald Trump, that is.
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gendered abuse I have received
My slam of Aquaman has really upset the fanboys (and a few fangirls, if screen names are anything to go by, which they probably aren’t).
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curated: Trump’s misunderstanding of Game of Thrones is totally emblematic of our culture today
Alas, Trump and his fans are not tuned in to metaphor. That sort of thing is for experts and intellectuals, who are not to be trusted.
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