A desperately unhappy Karen leaves her married home and her successful but slimy husband and with her small savings rents a scruffy room in a slum-like house in Bogota.  Penniless and friendless and unable to find any work she resorts to pilfering from food stores and begging in the streets.   Patricia, one of the other … Continue reading

Kate Winslet shines in HBO’s Mare of Easttown

  Unlike other film actresses in her age group Oscar winner Kate Winslet has not suddenly started re-focusing her career onto playing roles in TV series.  Even though her very first one Mildred Pierce potted her a Golden Globe in 2012. Winslet, recently seen on the Big Screen in Francis Lee’s glorious sophomore movie Ammonite, … Continue reading


This is an old fashioned coming-out story in which a 40 year old married man and father of two finally accepts his sexuality but by trying so hard to please everyone, no-one ends up happy at all.  Based on an autobiographical novel by acclaimed New Zealand novelist Witi Ihumaera (‘The Whale Rider’) that the author … Continue reading

Kaye Ballard : The Show Goes On

  We’re not sure exactly when filmmaker Dan Wingate started filming this very affectionate profile of the late great KAYE BALLARD as several of the show business luminaries  who line up to sing her praises have also passed on. They include Carol Channing, Jerry Stiller, Hal Prince  and Liz Smith. Kaye Ballard, had a very  … Continue reading


Turkish filmmaker Ceyda Torun and her cinematographer Charlie Wuppermann must have the patience of saints  to make this enchanting new documentary of theirs, as they stalked and trailed what seemed like thousands of cats that roam the streets of Istanbul for the best part of two months.  What had originally enticed Torun, a native of … Continue reading

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