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AQUARIUS (2016) partial analysis

In The Greater London Pensioner Association newsletter (October 2017) Judith Olley writes about the Representation of Older People on Film. It is refreshing to read about films from an older person’s viewpoint and I picked up two films that I … Continue reading

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London Film Festival 2015

I saw two films featuring an old woman at the Festival this year: Grandma (2015 ) ticked all the boxes :  Lily Tomlin,  lesbian relationship,  angry grandmother, women’s liberation, the 70s, odd characters,  good granddaughter/grandmother relationship , difficult one with daughter, teenager … Continue reading

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THE WINTER GUEST: PHYLLIDA LAW AND EMMA THOMPSON. On women friendships

In my previous post I noted that it might be rewarding to examine Mother Elspeth (Phyllida Law) and Daughter Frances’ (Emma Thompson) story in The Winter Guest. The task of tracing their narrative in this crazily edited puzzle was very … Continue reading

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TATIE DANIELLE (1990) The little old woman

” I am a lonely old woman in the hands of a lunatic.” Tatie Danielle  It is difficult to write about Tatie Danielle.  A film hard to categorise. It is not black comedy nor satire as it is sometimes described being … Continue reading

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ANTONIA’S LINE – Antidote to sexism.

For our film group this month I chose Antonia’s Line (1995). Why did I pick this film from  my collection? Three reasons spring to mind.   In a new book about ageing: Lynn Segal’s ‘Out of Time, the Pleasures and Perils of … Continue reading

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AMOUR – A PERSONAL VIEW

At long last Amour. I was waiting for our film group to meet before writing about this amazing film. Being interested in how viewers receive a film and what is on-screen I found that above all other films Amour demands … Continue reading

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Anger at Ageist review. Bradshaw and Quartet.

Oh dear. It is Peter Bradshaw’s ageism again that spurs me back  to the blog when I thought I would stop and consider at the end of this year. His review of Quartet reveals, in his critique and language, crass … Continue reading

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