The Watchers – Issue 6, 24/04/20

Hi, by clicking the link below you should be able to download a copy of The Watchers. It is a free Film Studies newsletter for students in the United Kingdom. In this sixth issue are recommendations for things to stream for all ages, the entirety of the internet (seriously) and an excellent pair of short film that I guarantee will make you laugh.

The Watchers Issue 6 – 24 04 20

The Watchers – Issue 5, 17/04/20

Hi, by clicking the link below you should be able to download a copy of The Watchers. It is a free Film Studies newsletter for students in the United Kingdom. In this fifth issue are recommendations for things to stream for all ages, a streaming website you might not have heard of and an excellent pair of short films by Juno director Jason Reitman.

The Watchers Issue 5 – 17 04 20

The Watchers – Issue 4, 10/04/20

Hi, by clicking the link below you should be able to download a copy of The Watchers. It is a free Film Studies newsletter for students in the United Kingdom. In this fourth issue are recommendations for things to stream for all ages, a website to track your watching history and an excellent one-shot short film.

The Watchers Issue 4 – 10 04 20

The Watchers – Issue 2, 27/03/20

Hi, by clicking the link below you should be able to download a copy of The Watchers. It is a free Film Studies newsletter for students in the United Kingdom. In this second issue are recommendations for things to stream for all ages, a free 40 day film course courtesy of Mark Cousins and a couple of excellent short films based around the creative and weird things people do when they’re stuck in on their own.

The Watchers Issue 2 – 27 03 20

The Watchers – Issue 1, 20/03/20

The Watchers – Issue 1, 20/03/20

Hi, by clicking the link below you should be able to download a copy of The Watchers. It is a free Film Studies newsletter for students in the United Kingdom. In this first issue are recommendations for things to stream for all ages, two free magazines via download and an opportunity for any budding film writers as well as a short film for you to have a watch of, on your computer.

The Watchers Issue 1 – 20 03 20

2016: September and the rest of the year…

September

It appears that I watched two films that came out in September.  I had positive feelings about the pair of them but before all that – what happened in the post summer malaise where serious films for serious people start to get wheeled out?

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2016: August

Barack Obama and Heath Ledger are equally difficult acts to follow

August

The end of the summer seemed to mark a return to quality. Or it would have done if Warner hadn’t released the teenage marketing machine that was Suicide Squad. A film that so desperately wished it was zany, wacky and edgy that it genuinely made me cringe with its pandering. It used a collection of extraordinarily on-the-nose pop/rock songs pumped over a neon imitation Banksy with the clinging awkwardness of your dad dancing with you at your 18th Birthday.  All of that bravado, all of the cloying, screeching ache for attention couldn’t distract from a completely run-of-the-mill storyline so dull that it gave up roughly halfway through.

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