Another Earth

This entry is part 4 of 30 in the series Raindance 2011

Every now and again a film comes along which you know will stay with you for a long time. It doesn’t happen very often. I love movies but in a fun, disposable, forgettable way. When I saw Another Earth I was left with a tingle up and down my spine …

Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe

I like to think in another life I could have been Jenny Colgan. We’re roughly the same age and both come from the West of Scotland, but Colgan has written a number of best-selling ‘chick-lit’ novels. I haven’t!

The White Woman on the Green Bicycle

An evocative portrait of a marriage and a country in crisis – but an unsympathetic cast of characters

A colleague once told me that whenever he travelled he read a book by a local author or set in the area he was visiting ….

Julie & Julia

An enjoyable biopic of two women and how cooking changed their lives

There’s an ongoing discussion on film blogs, review sites and magazines – why aren’t there more female directors? Why aren’t female directors recognised for their work? Are too many women shackled by the ghettoisation of making films for other women?