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Moving pictures 2018, #25

A mixed bag, this time around. When it comes to choosing films to watch of an evening, there are several factors to consider: rentals DVDs that I need to send back if I want to get another three for next weekend, the growing to-be-watched pile, the growing pile of DVDs lent to me by my mother, the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die list, the sort of day I’ve had at work, whether there’s anything I need to get done that evening, whether I have a Moving picture post to write and I’ve forgotten the details of one of the films in it… 1,768 more words


The Deep Blue Sea (2011)

The Deep Blue Sea seems to come out of the gate at fever-pitch with a booming score and sweeping crane shot, both foreshadowing the sheer heights of emotion this story will eventually reach. 437 more words


Brutal beauty: Terence Davies’ adaptation of The House of Mirth

“I feel like an outsider,” Terence Davies told Film Comment in 2001. As a child, Davies was often an observer, more comfortable at the cinema than participating in life. 1,838 more words

Special Encounters

An intimate feminist epic: Terence Davies' Sunset Song

In Terence Davies’ 2015 film, Sunset Song, his resilient heroine Chris Guthrie (Agyness Deyn) spends considerable time looking out the windows of her house. His camera patiently observes her, reminding us that she is at a crossroads, caught between her love of the land of her birth and her desire to flee it. 922 more words

New Encounters

"A Quiet Passion": Cynthia Nixon's Emily Dickinson

Terence Davies’ literate, articulate take on the private life of Emily Dickinson has some rough early scenes but is elevated by a great central performance and the director’s responsiveness to its every mood. 223 more words

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A Quiet Passion (2017)

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Time Travel Destination: 1840s-1880s
Stations: Literary Biopic, Costume Drama
Conductor: Terence Davies

“Poems are my solace for the eternity which surrounds us all.” 745 more words

Film Reviews

A Quiet Passion (2017)

This was the first film I watched in the new year (not including La La Land on NYE), and so far it’s probably my favourite film I’ve seen in 2018 and one of my favourite 2017 releases. 415 more words