Tuesday, 31 May 2016


This month has been very difficult and I am frankly incredibly tired but as usual I've compiled our monthly roundup full of fun goodies for everyone!

Friday, 27 May 2016

52 Films by Women- Week 21

So in the UK it's half term which means my little brother is around! So I thought it would be good to watch a movie with him thus why this was late as i was saving it for him! So todays kid friendly film directed by a woman was....

Dir: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
An adaptation of the popular childrens book series, Madeline follows the story of the youngest girl  at a school run my the lovable Miss Clavelle. Madeline gets into all sorts of adventures and has to with the help of a small boy and her 11 other girl students save the school. It's a great family film, funny heartwarming and worth a watch. 

Thursday, 19 May 2016

The Strange Case of the Hidden female Director

What links the following films?
City of God, Turbo Kid, Slumdog Millionaire, The Act of Killing and Moomins on the Riviera.
Got it?
 They all have female directors in their directorial team. 
This leads to a big question can these films be considered for the 52filmsbywomen challenge and what happened to these women and then why were they forgotten?
To answer these questions I needed to write more questions
also thank you to TMSer Dodo for the inspiration behind this post


So I never meant to end up with a fancasting series on here! But this will be the third. If you were wondering the other two (which have now been really cast)can be found by clicking on the fancast tag.
Anyway it was announced today that X23 may be getting the movie treatment. the genetic female clone of Wolverine X23 is really really cool and this could be awesome so without further a do here are my prospective X23's.
click under the cut for fancasting goodness!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016


This week we are doing my first Horror movie of 52filmsbywomen!!!!

Dir: Hilary Brougher
Ok the more films I do for this challenge the more I realise women tend to direct girl led stories so much better. This movie could have turned out generic YA trash and actually it isn't. It's a kinda haunting study of grief and power and it's really damn entertaining. If you have or are a teenage girl watch this at a sleep over it's better than any Twilight related drivel anyway.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

52 Films by women- WEEK 19

So this week was going to be a hard hitting documentary but I have been really bad lately and halfway through it I simply couldn't stomach it. Maybe I'll go back to it but instead we are going cute and funny!

Moomins on the Riviera
Dir: Xavier Picard & Hanna Hemilä
This is the most wholesome and lovely film I have ever watched. It's like a stack of blueberry pancakes in movie form. It seriously is just gorgeous and lovely. The main story is too cute for me to spoil but basically it's a very Moomin morality tale hat will stick with you. It's one you can watch with kids.Also if you see the list of production people a good selection of them are women as well.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Sundance London 2016: My Picks

This year at the beginning of June, Picturehouse Central is bringing the choice cuts of Sundance film festival US over to us Brits! 
I thought It would be fun to cut the list of 11 down to five feature  films that I'm interested in seeing. I'll probably only end up seeing one if I go at all but it gives me some good ideas for future netflix watches in the future!!!

Picks under the cut

Saturday, 7 May 2016

52 Films by Women- Week 18

So this one si super late but I have had university deadlines so it couldn't be hoped. Anyway I finally got round to watching a really famous directors work and I think you'll like the results!

Copying Beethoven
Dir: Agnieszka Holland
If you enjoyed Mike Leigh's Topsy Turvy and enjoy amazing female leads this is your movie. Mixing together history and fiction Kruger's Anna becomes the copyist of a now profoundly deaf Beethoven. Touching on disability, women's rights and the life of an artist this is one beautiful and criminally underrated film.

Sunday, 1 May 2016


So I saw Jungle Book yesterday but am not including it in the roundup. Anywho hope you all had an alright April and lets see how May goes!