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2014 Little is shown in the cinema of how much bereaved people struggle to be kind to one another while containing the fury churned up by loss. We tie ourselves in knots. We fail. Mired in shame and remorse, we have no choice but to keep moving forward. The films that have ventured into this territory have been high drama affairs. August: Osage … Continue reading Film review: Lilting
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Based on Jonathan Tropper’s novel of the same name, this 2014 film is about a family of grown-up children returning home for their father’s funeral. Director, Shawn Levy, is best known for Date Night, with Tina Fey, and the Night At The Museum films, with Ben Stiller. However viewers expecting a caper will find most of the high jinks take place within the sharply … Continue reading Film review: This Is Where I Leave You
Our regular round-up of good things to read, watch or listen to about grief (with no mention of politics or celebrity deaths).
Woman’s Hour podcast with guest editor Jackie Kay Among the many topics covered are grief when you feel excluded from the funeral and there’s a tiny bit about grief as a refugee. Among the contributors are famed poet and also widow, Imtiaz Dharker and psychotherapist Philippa Perry http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07fdxyk The Myth of Closure Pauline Boss interviewed by Krista Tippett on On Being Leading family therapist on … Continue reading What we’re reading online
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Three things to watch: speeches to give you a boost; a little dramedy and an interview with a woman who became a technology pioneer when she was a forty-five year old two time widow and mum of four.
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Christopher Green is a writer and performer. Continue reading “Past Tense”
Everything I know about boxing and boxing films could be written on a gum shield but I love this film. It shows how the past can give you strength to move into the future and the future can embrace your past. This is not the all too common fantasy of a radical new start. This is about feeling kicked out of the continuum of … Continue reading Film review: Rocky Balboa