CamFilmFest Diary: Day 7

Date: Wednesday 19 September Films: 3 – Now is Good; Looking East; Frank Beverages: 1 cappuccino, 2 teas, 1 coke, 1 peppermint tea Biscuits: 2 Verdict: Not as many films as I would have liked – I sadly missed the opening film in the Francesco Rosi season – but Take One reviewing duties took precedence (which is fine; I’ll be seeing …

CamFilmFest Diary: Day 6

Date: Tuesday 18 September Films: 3 – Flying Blind; Notorious; The Night Elvis Died Beverages: 1 americano, 1 tea, 1 tea sipped then misplaced, 1 lemonade, 1 peppermint tea (after hot tip from bar staff), 1 lager Biscuits: None Verdict: Nice mixture of films today. The British low-budget Flying Blind was nicely shot and well performed, but the script soon …

CamFilmFest Diary: Day 5

Date: Monday 17 September Films: 2 – Untouchable; The Lodger Beverages: 1 cappuccino, 2 teas Biscuits: 2 Verdict: Another disappointing number of screenings today, due to review writing and Take One editing duties. However, both were great choices. Untouchable was an unashamedly feel-good drama about the relationship between a paralysed rich guy and a poor immigrant ex-con who becomes …

CamFilmFest Diary: Day 4

Date: Sunday 16 September Films: 1 – North by Northwest Beverages: 1 coke Biscuits: 1 Verdict: A poor performance today, thanks to the combination of a late night last night, a long-ish film today and a need for an early night. North by Northwest as terrifically entertaining on the big screen as ever it was, with Cary Grant at …

CamFilmFest Diary: Day 3

Date: Saturday 15 September Films: 3 – Rebecca; War Witch; Dead Before Dawn 3D Beverages: 1 americano, 2 cokes, 1 red wine Biscuits: 1 Verdict: Hopes for a four-film day were sadly dashed, but there can be no finer way to begin a festival day than seeing a classic Hitchcock, which Rebecca unquestionably is. The big …