I am absolutely delighted to have been accepted as a member of the Online Association of Female Film Critics (OAFFC) which is a place for female film critics to have the reviews they write shared and be together as a group. Delighted to be part of this with many bloggers I have interacted with for many years now!
Exciting news just announced from Cineworld is that we are getting the 8th Secret Screening very soon. Just incase you somehow have no idea what the Secret Screening set up is, you have no idea what film you are going to be watching before heading into the Cinema. Which creates suspense and gives us a couple of weeks to try to guess which film it could be, as usual I have put together some of my guesses. I am spaced out the films over a month from this date into July as the last secret screening was Love, Simon and it was a pretty advanced screening!
Over the years we have now had many different genres as our Secret Screening and that certainly helps to keep it interesting. Usually though smaller films which need a little bit extra publicity are the previews.
Nothing Like a Dame is a truly fantastic documentary where four outstanding actresses with amazing careers sit down and have a chat, about the good old days and how things have changed. Considering my love for film and the theatre this really was the perfect watch for myself. Brilliant to see four women who have achieved so much given the opportunity to get together all now over eighty years old!
I thought it was about time to take a little look back at the world of film a whole decade ago, yes really we have had Heath Ledger’s Joker for that long now! I was seriously hoping for a re-release at the cinema in all honesty, felt it would have been perfect to celebrate the 10th anniversary.
I am going to take a look at some of the films that I enjoyed most from 2008, this might be looking back to having seen them for the first time at the cinema or just catching up with them later. It’s actually quite scary when you look back 10 years and not realise which films were actually released then and we can now call old. I would think most of them are standing the test of time pretty well in all honesty.
For the first time in 2018 we will see the Newcastle International Film Festival take place at many venues around Newcastle and Gateshead. Something which I find very exciting for the North East considering we get missed out for so many things.
The NIFF will be opened with a special screening of Get Carter along with a Q&A with the director and a VIP afterparty. What better film to open a film festival in Newcastle?
Dates: Thursday 29th March – Sunday 1st April 2018
This falls over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend which should be a great opportunity to get many people to attend!
In November I went to see 10 films at the cinema, but one of them doesn’t count towards my Unlimited Card as I had to go to Tyneside Cinema to see Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool due to it being on a limited release. So for the monthly numbers I pay £17.90 a month and 9 films at Cineworld works out at £1.98 per film. I actually thought this was a rather strong month for film!