#FilmFebruary: Dear Mr Scott

Thank you for blaming the flop of your recent film, The Last Duel, on millennials. It annoyed me at the time, as you had fallen into the classic trap of confusing Gen Z for millennials (those of us in the latter group are ever so slightly older) – apparently it’s easily done, but that doesn’t make […]

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#FilmFebruary: “We need to let go of the idea of what ‘best person for the job’ looks like in our mind”

You’ve seen the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite (or one of its many cousins) knocking about for a few years now – but what’s that all about? Do you mean to say that awards ceremonies aren’t meritocracies? Basically, yeah. And it’s not just the glitzy end of season parties that have a diversity problem; improvements still need to […]

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Out of 2021 – Into 2022

I’m slightly more ahead of the game this year than last year, as this is my official follow-up to my ‘favourite things‘, favourite digital shows & favourite in-person shows posts; a round-up of 2021 and a glance ahead to 2022. The main thing dominating the blog in 2021 was motivation – or lack thereof. It’s […]

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Promising Young Woman

“Can you guess what every woman’s worst nightmare is?” Emerald Fennell’s debut feature film, Promising Young Woman, has finally been released in the UK – and it could not have come at a more apt time. It’s been roughly six weeks since the news broke of the tragic death of Sarah Everard, a moment which led to women […]

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Out of 2020 – Into 2021

I’ve ummed and ahhed over doing this sort of post, but (now the end of January is in sight) I’ve finally decided that I might as well follow up my ‘favourite things‘ post with a bit of a round-up – and some kind of look forward. One thing that I did manage was to get […]

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End of 2019 report

Well, it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? The less said about the political landscape the better, except for the fact that it’s probably given James Graham enough material to last a lifetime… I can’t help but wish that I had some play writing ability to lighten the load (and for my own catharsis)! Back […]

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Favourite films 2019

A new one for Mind the Blog this year! Following Bohemian Rhapsody last autumn, I started paying more attention to cinema; it’s cheaper than theatre (especially with my work perks), I was interested in seeing the awards competition, and there seemed to be a lot of interesting stories being told. I learned quickly that there’s a […]

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