Sara Bivigou

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British Film Appreciation: Attack The Block (2011)

(2) Comments | Posted 13 September 2011 | (13:53)

It is a weekday morning, we are sitting in the window of a coffee shop on a north London high street. We is three of us, me, my friend and my friend's dad. This coffee shop has big windows the kind you sit in when you're in the mood to...

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British Film Appreciation: In Our Name (2010)

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2011 | (13:39)

Did you know that Curzon Cinemas has an on demand service? Well, Curzon Cinemas has an on demand service. I used it to watch Brain Welsh's In Our Name (2010), released last year its story begins as "Our Suzy the hard-arse soldier" returns from a seemingly...

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British Film Appreciation: All Night Long (1962)

(0) Comments | Posted 18 August 2011 | (16:29)

I like to watch. I like to watch in the semi-dark, natural light straining through heavy blinds. I like to watch off a screen no more than 16 inches wide. I sit on top of my bed. Often I'll sip red wine but I don't snack, snacking is distracting. This...

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British Film Appreciation: Theatre of Blood (1973)

(0) Comments | Posted 5 August 2011 | (10:55)

The creative process can be brutal. To make a sentence the right words must be hunted, like thieves in the night. To make a song the right notes must be pulled from the ether where they hang, like elusive torture. The dancer beats his body into rhythmic submission. The painter...

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British Film Appreciation: Pressure (1975)

(1) Comments | Posted 28 July 2011 | (11:38)

Otherness isn't chosen, otherness like occasional greatness or a swimming pool verruca, is thrust upon you.

Tony Watson (Herbert Norville) understands this, the conditions of his existence render him other. Tony is the youngest member of his family, the only first generation black Brit. Otherness lives inside him, grows moss-like...

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British Film Appreciation: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)

(1) Comments | Posted 20 July 2011 | (22:37)


Arthur Seaton is my Batman. By which I mean he is a brooding hero and he has my heart. A young man living in the city of Nottingham in the late 1950s his powers are his anger, his carelessness and his enthusiasm for bending...

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Why 1965's 'Darling' Still Makes Me Smile

(0) Comments | Posted 14 July 2011 | (10:11)

Darling is beautiful. Darling is always moving, one delicately arched foot is placed after the other, she walks into triumphs that look like disasters and runs into disasters that look like triumphs. Darling is a butterfly with no theory for the chaos she creates.

Darling is Diana Scott. You...

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