The Florida Project (2017)

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This remarkable film gently and profoundly shows the fragility of US life on the poverty line from the point of view of the children and  families who live on the margins.  As realistic as a documentary, it is set within the fractured community of motels in Florida, on the doorstep of Disney World. Continue reading

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017)

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I’ll go out on a limb and say the best way to make a film about women is to have one direct it. The fact that the title and trailer of this film focused on William Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman and co-inventor of the lie detector, led me to suspect that this might be another hagiography of a bloke who supported women’s rights. Happily it is definitely not. It is a sexy tale that places the women firmly in the centre and has given me a new appreciation of Wonder Woman. Continue reading