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Our church has a small social film group, in which we all (usually about a dozen of us) go to a particular film each month - at the cinema of course! - and then gather for cakes , and cocoa or wine afterward. The leader picks the films from what's on offer; she usually picks films slightly on the arty side of mainstream, on the grounds that we'd probably all see James Bond, Star Wars etc anyway.

Our last three were:

The Dressmaker. Comedy-drama about a woman (Kate Winslet) who returns to the very small Australian town from which she was driven out a few years earlier. Lots of laughs early as it proceeds to a denouement in which she gets engaged to another outsider in the village. Hollywood would have stopped there, but Australian film-makers love a quirky twist, so he dies in a silly accident, and she takes her revenge for past wrongs in another way. Suffice it to say that her dressmaking skills are a key part of how she conquers the town's harridans. Recommended.

Phoenix. German film about a woman who survives a concentration camp and returns home (to Berlin in 1946) only to find that her husband doesn't recognise her. Instead, thinking she is someone else , he gets her to pretend that she is the long-lost wife, so that he (through her)can claim a legacy that has come her way. Intriguing , with a brilliant twist at the end.

Carol. Critically acclaimed with Cate Blanchett starring as a New York lesbian in the 1950s. In one word: boring. [Disappointed] So painfully slow that I walked out and others in the cinema were snoring. Might have been watchable if it had been editted down from 2 hours to 30 minutes, but as it is, a waste of good acting talent.

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