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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“Every single one of us, is entitled to the same pay as men.”

Made in Dagenham tells the story of how a group of small female workers in a Ford Dagenham assembly plant decided to stand up and change the world. Directed by the man behind Calendar Girls, Nigel Cole, we are presented with an uplifting story about the ability to change things through having strong morals and persistence. A fairly light-hearted film that never really gets out of its comfort zone, however Made in Dagenham is still a thoroughly enjoyable, and educational film on a landmark moment in British political history. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“Gentlemen may talk of the age of chivalry, but remember the ploughmen, poachers and pickpockets whom they lead. It is with these sad instruments that your great warriors and kings have been doing their murderous work in the world.”

Barry Lyndon was the 10th feature-length film of Stanley Kubrick, released in 1975 and the most immediately successful film of his in the awards world. It could have been just a simple tale of the rise and fall of a young Irish man who becomes part of the English nobility, and falls out of it. But, in the hands of cinema legend Kubrick, it is otherworldly. It gives us mixes of emotion, some of the best cinematography you’ll ever see, and a story so detailed and interesting, that even at three hours long, it’ll speed past you. (more…)

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

It is a sad day for British Cinema and film-lovers everywhere as news arrives that because of budget constraints, the UK Film Council will be axed. Whether it is the right/wrong thing to do politically I’ll leave to you. However, in the last ten years the UK Film Council has helped fund over 900 films, including “The Wind that Shakes the Barley”, “Man on Wire”, and “In the Loop”. In addition, they’ve provided funding for 240 digital movie screens across the UK, as well as multiple projects aimed at teaching children the basics of filmmaking. Here is hoping that the UK Film Council gets reborn into a sort of non-profit organization, but who knows. We may never quite know the amount of loss in terms of film as a result of this. We will never know what films “would have been” that will now not get the funding to be made.

Source/Read more here: BBC News