Film School 2.0: Introductions

Film School 2.0

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Welcome to Film School 2.0, a regular feature which aims to chronicle the film education of my two girls Miss S (10) and Miss J (7).

They are pretty experienced little cinephiles, regular cinema patrons and most weekends you’ll find us on the couch for ‘#Friday (or Saturday) Night Film Club’, working our way through the excellent ‘101 Movies To See Before You Grow Up’. So far we have almost half of them ticked off, though I am not sure how I am supposed to get either of them interested in seeing #98 Lincoln. (more…)

A Seven Year Old’s View of 2014

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Throughout 2014, my seven year old daughter racked up just over a dozen trips to the cinema to see new releases.  This was her biggest cinematic year to date and what has been noticeable more than anything has been her desire to push herself cinematically.  She is now becoming bored and a little frustrated with her five year old sister’s standard U animated films and appears to be gravitating towards more advanced PG and live action films.  This has been mirrored in her reading habits as well; she devoured the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and is now launching herself into the magical world of Harry Potter.  While this evolution is still the first step up the certification ladder, it is climb which is fascinating to watch and and I hope guide. (more…)