Themes

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.


Directors

British Films Directed by Women (w/c 26 August 2019)
Joanna Hogg directing
French Films Directed by Women (w/c 15 July 2019)
Varda uses a camera on a beach
Jean-Luc Godard (September/October 2013)

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.


Genres

Biopic (w/c 18 November 2019)

Comedy-Drama (w/c 28 October 2019)

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)

Genre is just something I’m dipping into, but hope to do more in time.


National Cinema

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
Iran (w/c 7 October 2019)
Iranian 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

More national cinemas will be added as they go up on my site, though 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
South American Cinema (w/c 9 September 2019)
La batalla de Chile (The Battle of Chile, 1975-79)
I hope to add other regional cinemas in the future.


Topics

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)

Films about Filmmaking (February 2014 and w/c 13 January 2020 [women])
Mouly Surya directing actor Marsha Timothy
Films Seen on Mubi (w/c 23 March 2020)

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

Period Films Set in the 19th Century (w/c 25 November 2019)

Very Long Films (w/c 4 November 2019)