Films By Women Directors

Knock Down The House

500 Days Of Film Review Documentary Knock Down The House

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Faces Places

500 Days Of Film Reviews Documentary, Faces Places

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Captain Marvel

500 Days Of Film Reviews Captain Marvel Starring Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson And

Ben Mendelsohn

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Top Films From Female Directors

In Honour Of International Women’s Day, 500 Days Of Film Reviews A Selection Of Brilliant Films From Female Directors

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On The Basis Of Sex

500 Days Of Film Reviews On The Basis Of Sex Starring Felicity Jones And Armie Hammer

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Mary Queen of Scots

500 Days Of Film Reviews Mary Queen Of Scots Starring Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie

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RBG

500 Days Of Film Reviews RBG, Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Bird Box

500 Days Of Film Reviews Bird Box Starring Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson and John Malkovich

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Dumplin'

500 Days Of Film Reviews Dumplin’ Starring Danielle Macdonald And Jennifer Aniston

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2018’s Top 10 Films By Women Directors

500 Days Of Film Reviews 10 Superb 2018 Movies By Female Directors

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Private Life

500 Days Of Film Reviews Private Life Starring Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti And Kayli Carter

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Reversing Roe

500 Days Of Film Reviews Documentary Reversing Roe

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The Breadwinner

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Breadwinner

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City Of Joy

500 Days Of Film Reviews Documentary City Of Joy

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Revenge

500 Days Of Film Reviews Revenge Starring Matilda Lutz

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To All The Boys I've Loved Before

500 Days Of Film Reviews To All The Boys I've Loved Before Starring Lana Condor

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Leave No Trace

500 Days Of Film Reviews Leave No Trace Starring Ben Foster And Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie

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Japanese Story

500 Days Of Film Reviews Japanese Story Starring Toni Collette And Gotaro Tsunashima

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Set It Up

500 Days Of Film Reviews Set It Up Starring Glenn Powell, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Liu And Taye Diggs

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Jeune Femme

500 Days Of Film Reviews Jeune Femme Starring Laetitia Dosch

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Cargo

500 Days Of Film Reviews Cargo Starring Martin Freeman

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First Match

500 Days Of Film Reviews First Match Starring Elvire Emanuelle And Jharrel Jerome

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Let The Sunshine In

500 Days Of Film Reviews Let The Sunshine In Starring Julliette Binoche

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Professor Marston & The Wonder Woman

500 Days Of Film Reviews Professor Marston & The Wonder Women Starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall And Bella Heathcote

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You Were Never Really Here

500 Days Of Film Reviews You Were Never Really Here Starring Joaquin Phoenix

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

500 Days Of Film Reviews Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

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Lady Bird

500 Days Of Film Reviews Lady Bird Starring Saoirse Ronan And Laurie Metcalf

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The Party

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Party Starring Kristen Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall And Patricia Clarkson

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Loving Vincent

500 Days Of Film Reviews Animation, Loving Vincent, Featuring The Voices Of Douglas Booth, Chris O’Dowd, Saoirse Ronan and Helen McCrory

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Unrest

500 Days Of Film Reviews Documentary Unrest

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In Between

500 Days Of Film Reviews Drama, In Between, Starring Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh And Shaden Kanboura

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Maudie

500 Days Of Film Reviews True Life Drama, Maudie, Starring Sally Hawkins And Ethan Hawke

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Most Beautiful Island

500 Days Of Film Reviews Drama, Most Beautiful Island, Written, Directed And Starring Ana Asensio

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Battle Of The Sexes

500 Days Of Film Reviews Battle Of The Sexes Starring Emma Stone And Steve Carell

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My Feral Heart

500 Days Of Film Reviews My Feral Heart Starring Steven Brandon, Will Rastall And Shana Swash

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Mudbound

500 Days Of Film Reviews Drama, Mudbound, Starring Mary J. Blige, Carey Mulligan, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke And Garrett Hedlund

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Female Film Directors In 2017

500 Days Of Film Looks At 64 Movies From Female Directors In 2017

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Home Again

500 Days Of Film Reviews Romantic Comedy, Home Again, Starring Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Lake Bell And Candice Bergen

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On Body And Soul

500 Days Of Film Reviews On Body And Soul, Starring Géza Morcsányi and Alexandra Borbél

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Carrie Pilby

500 Days Of Film Reviews Comedy, Carrie Pilby, Starring Bel Powley, Jason Ritter, Gabriel Byrne and Nathan Lane

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First They Killed My Father

500 Days Of Film Reviews First They Killed My Father Starring Sareum Srey Moch

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Detroit

500 Days Of Film Reviews True Life Drama, Detroit, Starring John Boyega, Algee Smith, Anthony Mackie And Will Poulter

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Lovesong

500 Days Of  Film Reviews Drama, Lovesong, Starring Riley Keough And Jena Malone

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Kathryn Bigelow: 5 Essential Films

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Top Films Of Director, Kathryn Bigelow

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Raw

500 Days Of Film Reviews Raw, Starring Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf And Rabah Nait Oufella

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Before I Fall

500 Days Of Film Reviews Drama, Before I Fall, Starring Zoey Deutch

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Certain Women

500 Days Of Film Reviews Drama, Certain Women, Starring Michelle Williams, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone And Kristen Stewart

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Prevenge

500 Days Of  Film Reviews Horror Comedy, Prevenge, Starring Alice Lowe

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The Levelling

500 Days Of Film Reviews Drama, The Levelling, Starring Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, and Jack Holden

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Heal The Living

500 Days Of Film Reviews Drama, Heal The Living, Starring Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner And Anne Dorval

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Their Finest

500 Days Of Film Reviews Comedy Drama, Their Finest, Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Clafin and Bill Nighy

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All This Panic

500 Days Of Film Reviews Documentary All This Panic

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The Edge Of Seventeen

500 Days Of Film Reviews Coming Of Age Comedy, The Edge Of Seventeen, Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Blake Jenner and Woody Harrelson

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52 Films From 52 Women Directors

500 Days Of Film Reviews 52 Films By 52 Female Directors

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The Fits

500 Days Of Film Reviews Drama, The Fits, Starring Royalty Hightower

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The Invitation

500 Days Of Film Reviews Thriller Drama, The Invitation, Starring Logan Marshall-Green, Michiel Huisman and Tammy Blanchard

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Director Focus: Andrea Arnold

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Work Of Director Andrea Arnold

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The Love Witch

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Love Witch, Starring Samantha Robinson

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Embrace

500 Days Of Film Reviews Documentary, Embrace

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Cameraperson

500 Days Of Film Reviews Documentary, Cameraperson

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A United Kingdom

500 Days Of Film Reviews Real Life Drama, A United Kingdom, Starring Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo and Jack Davenport

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Divines

500 Days Of Film Reviews Drama, Divines, Starring Oulaya Amamra, Déborah Lukumuena And Kevin Mischel

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Elvis & Nixon

500 Days Of Film Reviews Comedy, Elvis & Nixon, Starring Michael Shannon And Kevin Spacey

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The Meddler

500 Days Of Film Reviews Comedy Drama, The Meddler, Starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and J.K. Simmons

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13th

Director, Ava DuVernay, explores the issue of mass incarceration in the United States and the insidious evolution of slavery.

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Audrie & Daisy

500 Days Of Film Reviews Netflix Documentary, Audrey & Daisy

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Bridget Jones's Baby

500 Days Of Film Reviews Romantic Comedy, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Starring Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey

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Our Kind Of Traitor

500 Days Of Film Reviews Thriller, Our Kind Of Traitor Starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris, Stellan Skarsgård and Damien Lewis

 

While on holiday in Marrakech, English couple, Perry (Ewan McGregor) and Gail (Naomie Harris), befriend flamboyant Russian, Dima (Stellan Skarsgård), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin Russian mafia money launderer.

 

When Dima asks Peter to deliver classified information to the British Secret Service, the couple find themselves caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and political corruption.

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In Memorium

500 Days Of Film Reviews Found-Footage Horror, In Memorium

 

After a terminal diagnosis, filmmaker Dennis Wade (Erik McDowell) decides to rent a house with his girlfriend and document his final days. 

 

However, soon after the couple move in, Dennis’ cameras capture a chilling, supernatural presence in the house.

 

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Things To Come

500 Days Of Film Reviews Drama, Things To Come, Starring Isabelle Huppert

 

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Swallows And Amazons

500 Days Of Film Reviews Swallows And Amazons Starring Rafe Spall And Kelly MacDonald

 

Escaping London for their summer holiday, John, Susan, Tatty and Roger Walker are hungry for adventure.

 

They dream of sailing on their own to an island in the middle of a vast lake and setting up camp.

 

The children can hardly believe their luck when their mother (Kelly MacDonald) gives them permission to set sail. 

 

However, on arrival, they discover that they may not be alone. Just who is the mysterious Captain Flint (Rafe Spall) and who are those fearsome Amazons? 

 

So begins a battle for the ownership of the island - one that will teach the children the value of family, friendship and bravery.

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Tallulah

500 Days Of Film Reviews Netflix Original Film, Tallulah, Starring Ellen Page And Allison Janney

 

While searching for her ex-boyfriend, Nico, in New York, homeless young drifter Tallulah (Ellen Page) kidnaps a baby from neglectful mother, Carolyn (Tammy Blanchard).

 

As the impact of her impulsive action sinks in, Tallulah seeks refuge with Nico’s mother, Margo (Allison Janney), and pretends that the child is her own.

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Pitch Perfect

500 Days Of Film Reviews 2012's Pitch Perfect Starring Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks And Rebel Wilson

 

Freshman, Beca (Anna Kendrick), is persuaded to join The Bellas - her school's all-girl singing group.

 

Along with an eclectic bunch of other new recruits, she injects fresh energy into The Bellas rather tired repertoire.

 

However, Beca faces serious resistance from control freak traditionalist, Aubrey (Anna Camp)

 

Taking on male rivals, Barden’s The Troublemakers, The Bellas need to pull together if they stand any chance of making it to the a capella international finals. 

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

500 Days Of Film Reviews Comedy, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Starring Joanna Lumley And Jennifer Saunders

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Adult Life Skills

500 Days Of Film Reviews Adult Life Skills Starring Jodie Whittaker

 

Anna is stuck. Approaching 30, she lives in her mum’s garden shed - spending her days making videos, using her thumbs as actors.

 

A week before her birthday, her Mum serves up an ultimatum – move out of the shed and on with life.

 

Anna resists the idea. However, old school friend, Fiona (Rachel Deering), troubled eight year old, Clint, and the attentions of impossibly awkward estate agent, Brendan (Brett Goldstein), make her self-imposed isolation impossible to maintain. 

 

She has to confront what scares her most: the idea of moving on, following the death of her twin.

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Me Before You

500 Days Of Film Reviews Me Before You Starring Sam Claflin And Emilia Clarke

 

Louisa Clark (Emilia Clark) needs to find a new job in her quaint English countryside village.

 

She desperately needs the money to help support her family. 

 

As a result, despite having no experience in the field, she leaps at the chance to become a caregiver to quadriplegic, Will Traynor (Sam Claflin).

 

Once an active, adventurous young man, since his accident, Traynor has all but given up on life. 

 

However, as Lou gets closer to Will, she becomes determined to prove to him that his life is worth living.

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Dark Horse

500 Days Of Film Reviews Dark Horse, Louise Osmond’s Inspirational Film About A Dream Alliance

 

Dark Horse is set in a small Welsh mining village called Cefn Fforest. 

 

The documentary tells the true story of this community who, in early 2000, decided to enter the sport of kings - the elite world of horse racing. 

 

Their journey began when barmaid, Jan Vokes, overheard businessman, Howard Davies, talking about the time he owned a racehorse.

 

Having bred pigeons and whippets, Vokes was inspired to breed a racehorse of her own.

 

The two pooled their expertise and finances and bought a cheap (but not particularly promising) thoroughbred mare, paired her with an aging stallion and raised the foal on their slagheap allotment.  

 

This was still no cheap venture, of course. As a result, Vokes and Davies asked people from their community to join a syndicate. The group of 23 each agreed to contribute £10 per week.

 

They then set about training their horse - calling him Dream Alliance.

 

What followed took Vokes, Davies and the entire community on a truly remarkable and inspiring journey.

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Money Monster

500 Days Of Film Reviews Director, Jodie Foster’s, Latest Film, Money Monster, Starring Julia Roberts And George Clooney

 

Lee Gates (George Clooney) is an egocentric, washed up financial TV host. He delivers his investment tips in an irresponsible, careless manner - often while dancing and wearing a silly hat. 

 

However, Gates and his producer Patty (Julia Roberts) find themselves in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O’Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. 

 

During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a high-tech conspiracy. 

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Diary Of A Teenage Girl

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Impressive Diary Of A Teenage Girl

 

Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley) is a teenage girl longing for love, acceptance and a sense of purpose.

 

Desperate for attention, Minnie begins a complicated love affair with her mother (Kristen Wiig)'s boyfriend, Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård).

 

What follows is a sharp, funny and provocative account of one girl's sexual and artistic awakening - truthfully told and without judgment.

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Whale Rider

500 Days Of Film Reviews Whale Rider - A Magical Film About Courage, Love And Destiny

 

In a small coastal village in New Zealand, a woman is about to give birth to twins.

 

One will be the heir of Paikea, the mythical whale rider and the Maori community’s hope for the future. The other is a girl.

 

When the mother and her baby son die during the birth, grieving father Porourangi (Cliff Curtis) names his daughter Paikea - much to his own father, Chief Koro’s (Rawiri Paratene), disgust. 

 

Devastated, Porourangi leaves Pai (Keisha Castle-Hughes) to be raised by her grandparents. While Koro grows to love Pai, he cannot accept that she is now the inheritor of their tradition and claims that she is of no use to him. 

 

However, deep within herself, Pai knows differently and sets out to prove herself to her grandfather and her tribe. 

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The Intern

500 Days Of Film Enjoys Robert De Niro In The Intern

 

Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is a 70 year old widower who wants more from his retirement than well, just retirement. 

 

As a result, Whittaker decides to apply to become a ‘senior’ intern at a trendy online fashion website. 

 

Assigned to help the company’s increasingly frazzled founder, Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), Whittaker initially feels out of his depth. 

 

However, the more he observes the business, the more he realises that his experience is still relevant and that he still has something important to contribute.  

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Heart Of A Dog

500 Days Of Film Reviews Heart Of A Dog - A Cinematic Essay On Love, Life And Loss

 

In Heart Of A Dog, artist and musician Laurie Anderson, explores the relationship that she had with her little rat terrier, Lollabelle.

 

In a series of hypnotic, philosophical musings, Anderson looks back on Lollabelle’s life.

 

She considers the impact of her beloved dog's death and the grieving period that followed. Her thoughts move fluidly and, in so doing, consider many themes including life, loss, security and surveillance.

 

However, wherever her reflections take her, Anderson always returns to Lollabellle. 

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Miss You Already

500 Days Of Film Enjoys The Power Of Female Friendship Amid Adversity In Miss You Already

 

Miss You Already follows two best friends, Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore) as they negotiate the highs and lows of life.

 

They share everything and have been inseparable since they were young girls.

 

Milly and Jess have formed the strongest of bonds. However, nothing can prepare them for the day when Milly receives life changing news - she has breast cancer.

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Belle

500 Days Of Film Reviews Belle: Amma Asante’s Gorgeous And Thought Provoking Costume Drama

 

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. 

 

Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Chief Justice Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle's lineage allows her access to many privileges.

 

However, the colour of her skin prevents her from fully participating in society. 

 

When Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son, she risks everything to help him shape Lord Mansfield's view of slavery in England.

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Mustang

500 Days Of Film Reviews Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Stunning Film About Five Sisters In Rural Turkey

 

School’s out and it's the beginning of summer. In a small village in northern Turkey, five sisters are on their way home.

 

En route, they stop for an innocent game on the beach with some local boys.

 

Unbeknownst to them, prying, disapproving eyes are watching - viewing their games with suspicion and sparking a potential scandal for the family.  

 

Once home, they are beaten by their grandmother while their uncle turns their home into a prison. Forced to wear drab clothes and kept away from school, all they have to live for is an arranged marriage.

 

However, the sisters are not about to lose their freedom without a fight - testing their family to breaking point. 

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The Dressmaker

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Dressmaker, Staring Kate Winslet And Wonders, Has Revenge Ever Looked So Good?

 

After years working as a dressmaker in London, Milan and Paris, Murtle 'Tilly' Dunnage (Kate Winslet) returns to her tiny hometown in rural Australia.

 

She is desperate to remember the tragic events that led to her being banished from the town and wants to reconcile with her ailing mother, Molly (the brilliant Judy Davies). 

 

Armed with her sewing machine and an incredible sense of style, Tilly transforms the women of the town. In doing so, she hopes to get closer to the truth - is she really a child murderer?

 

However, Tilly’s plans for revenge and redemption become complicated when she falls in love with the good hearted Teddy (Liam Hemsworth). 

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Take This Waltz

500 Days Of Film Reviews Take This Waltz - A Heartbreaking Story About A Conflicted Heart

 

Margo (Michelle Williams) is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogen). However, a chance meeting with new neighbour, Daniel (Luke Kirby), throws her life into disarray.

 

She loves her husband and their life together but she also feels that the spark and excitement has gone from their five year marriage. 

 

In Daniel she senses the promise of something passionate and new. Is he her last chance of fulfillment? Will he unlock and nurture the real Margo? 

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What Happened, Miss Simone?

500 Days Of Film Reviews What Happened, Miss Simone? And Discovers The Remarkable Life Story Of Iconic Musical Talent, Nina Simone

 

Using never-before-heard recordings, archive footage, diary entries and interviews with family and friends, this documentary film explores the life of a legend.

 

The film looks at how, aged just four, Simone’s piano playing was already attracting attention and how, against all odds, Simone (who was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon) became an extremely accomplished classical pianist. 

 

Featuring her best known (and loved) songs, the documentary explores Simone’s life from when she was first discovered in New York, to the point at which she became deeply involved with America’s civil rights movement. 

 

Nina narrates a lot of her own story (via old recordings and video footage) and we gain access to her deepest thoughts and fears from entries from her personal diary.

 

The documentary takes us behind the scenes to show us the joy and the darkness behind what happened to Miss Simone.

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Mississippi Grind

500 Days Of Film Reviews Mississippi Grind And Finds A Compelling Road Movie About Friendship And Addiction

 

Gerry (Ben Mendlesohn) is a talented gambler. He can read people and recognise their ‘tells’. 

 

However, despite his expertise, Gerry is down on his luck.

 

He owes money to, well, everyone. And these mounting debts are starting to become dangerous.

 

When Gerry meets charismatic poker player, Curtis (Ryan Reynolds), he feels that his luck is about to change. 

 

Gerry convinces Curtis to join him on a road trip to a legendary, high stakes poker game in New Orleans. The two make their way down the Mississippi River, gambling in every bar, racetrack, casino and pool hall that they can find - both in search of a win big enough to set them free.

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Disorder

500 Days Of Film Reviews Disorder And Finds A Tense Thriller About Truth And Paranoia 

 

Special services soldier, Vincent (Matthias Schoenerts), is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

 

With his career in the balance, Vincent takes a job as a security guard. He is tasked with protecting the family of Imad Whalid (Percy Kemp), a man with extremely shady political connections.

 

When Whalid leaves his plush villa in the South Of France on business, Vincent moves in to protect Whalid’s wife Jessie (an underutilised Diane Kruger) and their son Ali.

 

Vincent is convinced that they are in terrible danger. However, given his condition, can he be trusted?

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CitizenFour

500 Days Of Film Reviews CitizenFour And Finds A Gripping Documentary About NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden 

 

Filmmaker, Laura Poitras, had been working on a film about surveillance for two years when she was contacted by someone using the name “CitizenFour”.

 

He reached out to her because he knew that she had been the target of US government surveillance and had steadfastly refused to be intimidated.

 

CitizenFour revealed that he was a high level NSA analyst and that he could expose the massive amount of surveillance of Americans (and others). Poitras then persuaded him to let her film him.

 

Poitras along with Guardian journalist, Glenn Greenwald, flew to Hong Kong to meet CitizenFour - aka Edward Snowden. 

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The Wolfpack

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Wolfpack And Finds A Story About An Unsettling New York Family 

 

All six of the Angulo brothers love movies. They love to reenact their favourite films - complete with props and costumes. Nothing odd there. 

 

However, what is unsettling is that this is the only way these young men have been able to experience the world outside their apartment on the Lower East Side Of Manhattan. 

 

Since they were born, their father, Oscar, has kept them locked there isolated from a society that he distrusts and fears.

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Stories We Tell

500 Days Of Film Reviews Stories We Tell And Is Fascinated By The Art Of Storytelling And The Myth Of One Family


Sarah Polley became interested in the stories that families tell one another. 


She wanted to find out more about why we tell such stories, how memory works through generations and whether we can ever uncover the truth of our family histories.


Polley decided to explore these themes by making a documentary about her own family - looking at the stories they share and investigating the secrets that lay beneath.

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Suffragette

500 Days Of Film Reviews Suffragette And Finds A Shocking And Moving Story Of Struggle And Sacrifice 


All they wanted was the vote. However, at the beginning of the 20th century and after fifty years of peaceful protest, Britain's suffragette movement was no closer to achieving this aim. 


Desperate and frustrated, factions within the movement decided the time had come for civil disobedience.


Suffragette tells the story of one group of women who are willing to risk everything to stand up and fight for their rights - and ours.

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Zero Dark Thirty

500 Days Of Film Reviews Zero Dark Thirty And Finds A Gripping Story... But Fails To Understand The Controversy


On 2nd May 2011, a team of US special forces operatives based in Afghanistan climbed on board two stealth helicopters and traveled to a compound 120 miles inside Pakistan.


40 minutes after they arrived, five men from the compound were dead. One of those men was Osama bin Laden.



Zero Dark Thirty looks examines the hunt for bin Laden, the intelligence that was gathered and the almost obsessive dedication of those responsible for finding him. 

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The Hurt Locker

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Hurt Locker And Finds A Superb, Authentic, Tension-Fueled Thriller


Sergeant William James is unpredictable and likes to take risks. 

 

He lives life on its most dangerous edge - this is where he thrives. 


James is often unpopular at work. The fact that he is a bomb disposal expert working during the Iraq war makes it easy to see why.


However, for James, war is a drug - dangerous, costly and addictive. His is arguably the most dangerous job in the world and yet he welcomes the discovery of each device.

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The Falling

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Falling And Finds An Enjoyable, Unsettling And Atmospheric Tale 


It is 1969 and, following a tragedy, the pupils at an English all girls school begin to experience mysterious fainting spells.


The epidemic soon threatens the future of the school as the cause of the fits eludes those in charge. 


Have they been orchestrated by one troubled girl, is this a case of mass hysteria or is something far more supernatural is at work? 

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A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

500 Days Of Film Reviews A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, Starring Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Mozhan Marnó and Marshall Manesh

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Blackfish

500 Days Of Film Reviews Blackfish And Won’t Be Visiting Seaworld Again


On 24th February 2010, experienced Seaworld senior trainer, Dawn Brancheau, was killed after being dragged into the water by a killer whale called Tilikum.


Her tragic death was made even more shocking when it was revealed that Tilikum had killed before.   


Blackfish is a shocking and truly heartbreaking documentary looking at what happened to Dawn and asking why Tilikum acted as he did that day. 


Talking to killer whale experts and ex-Seaworld trainers, the film also examines the ethics behind keeping such wonderful and highly intelligent creatures in captivity.

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The Babadook

500 Days Of Film Reviews The Babadook And Finds A Brilliantly Creepy And Lingeringly Scary Horror Film

 

Following the tragic death of her husband, Amelia is a left to bring up her extremely demanding son, Samuel.

 

She is absolutely exhausted as, plagued by nightmares, Samuel keeps her awake - every night.

 

Stretched to breaking point, she still makes time to read to Samuel every night. One night, they find a new pop up book called The Babadook. 

 

Amelia starts to read - only realising just how dark and scary the story is midway through.

 

By then, however, it is too late and mother and son begin to be terrorised by the book's main character - The Babadook. 

 

Is It Any Good?

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