Rebecca Naughten

A writer, researcher and inveterate drinker of Diet Coke, Rebecca lives vicariously through books and films in the wilds of Newcastle upon Tyne. Her earliest memory of going to the cinema is Santa Claus: The Movie at age six and her most embarrassing lapse of cinematic knowledge occurred at age 20, blurting out "The Railway Children" when asked which film with a famous train sequence was a visual influence on Schindler's List - Rebecca would like it noted that she had not seen Lawrence Of Arabia at that point.

These days she is particularly fond of thrillers, documentaries, ambiguous endings and anything starring Ricardo Darín, but enjoys watching a wide range of films from around the world. Rebecca blogs about Spanish cinema at Nobody Knows Anybody and can be found complaining about a variety of topics on twitter @bookworm1979

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Latest Film Reviews

Portrait of a group of young Sahrawi friends who live in a refugee camp in the Sahara.
Three female detectives find a series of cases combine with personal upheavals to give them new perspectives on their own lives as well as those of their clients.
Sliding into a heroin-induced oblivion, a director and his actress girlfriend become entangled with an aspiring filmmaker, whose addiction to cinema proves equally dangerous.
On Football
An estranged father and son reunite after 20 years in order to watch the 2014 World Cup together.
No Cow On The Ice
Documentary following a young Galician filmmaker when he emigrates to Sweden. As he learns about Swedish culture, society and lifestyle, he develops a new identity.
Don't Include Me Among You
Documentary about an elderly man admitted to a care home who strives to maintain his independence.
Story of a teenage girl living in the foothills of a volcano, who faces an arranged marriage but is won over by the charms of a plantation worker.
Embrace Of The Serpent
The story of the relationship between an Amazonian shaman and two scientists who, decades apart, search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Refuge England
The film records the experiences of a Hungarian refugee arriving in London with no English, little money and with his only prospect of help an incomplete address written on a postcard.
Based on archive propaganda newsreels produced in the USSR in the 1950s and 60s.


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