In reviving my languishing blog in late-2019, I started doing themed weeks of reviews around various topics. This started with some national cinemas (and I imagine that these will comprise the bulk of my themed weeks), but moved on to some notable regions and will eventually also encompass genres, styles and specific content too. The reviews I did during that week, as well as other reviews relevant to the theme (both before and since the themed week) are linked from the images below.


Jean-Luc Godard (September/October 2013)

Mikio Naruse (w/c 27 April 2020)

Other directors can be found using the tags (see the sidebar), but these are the ones I have specifically focused on watching and reviewing so far. I hope to include many more.


Biopic (w/c 18 November 2019)

Comedy-Drama (w/c 28 October 2019)

Documentary (w/c 15 June 2020 [Sheffield Doc/Fest past], w/c 20 July 2020 [Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020])

Horror (w/c 19 August 2019)

Musicals (w/c 14 October 2019)

Romance and Relationship Dramas (w/c 24 February 2020)

War Films (w/c 6 January 2020)

National Cinema

Argentina (w/c 22 June 2020)
Argentine flag
Australia (w/c 2 September 2019 and w/c 2 March 2020 [women])
Australian flag
China (w/c 30 September 2019 [films about China] and w/c 25 November 2019)
Chinese flag
France (w/c 15 July 2019 [women])
French flag
India (w/c 29 June 2020)
Indian flag
Iran (w/c 7 October 2019)
Iranian flag
Japan (w/c 20 April 2020)
Japanese flag
Mexico (w/c 22 July 2019)
Mexican flag
New Zealand (w/c 17 February 2020)
New Zealand flag
Philippines (w/c 9 December 2019)
Filipino flag
Poland (w/c 3 February 2020)
Polish flag
South Korea (w/c 29 July 2019)
South Korean flag
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (including post-Soviet era) (w/c 9 March 2020)
USSR flag
United Kingdom (w/c 26 August 2019 [women] and w/c 10 February 2020 [costume dramas])
United Kingdom flag
United States of America (w/c 21 October 2019 [African-American], w/c 27 January 2020 [Black women], w/c 11 May 2020 [women], w/c 18 May 2020 [indie])
American flag

Note that you can also find reviews I’ve done from other countries by following the relevant category tag (see “Find Films by…” on the sidebar, or perhaps underneath if you’re on mobile).

Regional Cinema

African Cinema (w/c 12 August 2019)
An African boy sits by himself amongst some grass
Arab Cinema (w/c 5 August 2019)
A mother and her young son
German-Speaking Cinema (w/c 13 July 2020 [women])

Southeast Asian Cinema (w/c 25 May 2020 [mainland])

South American Cinema (w/c 9 September 2019)
La batalla de Chile (The Battle of Chile, 1975-79)


African-American Filmmaking (w/c 21 October 2019 and w/c 27 January 2020 [women])

Asian Diaspora Filmmaking (w/c 16 September 2019)

Christmas Films (w/c 11 November 2019)

Cinema of Resistance (w/c 1 June 2020)

Films about Filmmaking (February 2014 and w/c 13 January 2020 [women])

Films about History (w/c 8 June 2020)

Films Directed by Women (w/c 15 July 2019 [French], w/c 26 August 2019 [British], w/c 13 January 2020 [about filmmaking], w/c 27 January 2020 [African-American], w/c 2 March 2020 [Australian], w/c 4 May 2020 [new releases], w/c 13 July 2020 [German-speaking])
Mouly Surya directing actor Marsha Timothy
Period Films Set in the 19th Century (w/c 25 November 2019)

Very Long Films (w/c 4 November 2019)

Ways of Watching

Films Seen on Amazon (w/c 6 April 2020)

Films Available on BFI Player (w/c 30 March 2020)

Films Seen on Mubi (w/c 23 March 2020)

Films Seen on Netflix (w/c 16 March 2020)

Films Seen on YouTube (w/c 13 April 2020)