22 Apr 20
Misbehaviour - it looks like fun and features a lot of my favourite actresses, including Jessie Buckley. It's about a group of women who disrupt a Miss World competition in 1970. Sort of like a feminist heist. Sounds great!
I've been struggling to read for pleasure, but when I go out walking I'm listening to the audiobook of Heartburn by Nora Ephron, read by Meryl Streep. It's so funny, utterly delicious, and Streep's voice is like a hug from your favourite aunt.
Brenée Brown's new podcast Unlocking Us is like a therapy session and a philosophy lesson all rolled into one. She talks to a different inspiring person every week about some difficult aspect of human life, like shame or grief. It makes my head light up.
I also recently listened to the best single episode of a podcast I've ever heard: Rule of Three, which is a podcast about comedy on screen - the episode featuring Lucy Prebble, one of the writers on Succession, talking about the film When Harry Met Sally. It's probably the most pleasurable, inspiring hour I've spent in a long time. Listen to it - it's so funny and insightful about screenwriting and how comedy works - I promise you won't regret it!
The first time I went to my local, the Duke of York's in Brighton, I went to see Diary of a Teenage Girl with my friend Tess, a screenwriter who was over from LA. We had such a good time. I was really wowed by the cinema, how beautiful it is inside, and what a proper cinema experience it was - I'd forgotten how good it could be, after being to so many soulless multiplexes. I hadn't been living in Brighton for very long at that time, but it was one of the things that made me think, okay, maybe I can make a home here.
I hope you love it as much as we loved making it.
Animals is now available to watch at home.
Our new festival partners Scala Radio are giving away tickets to the festival and hosting a Sundance special show.
Sundance Film Festival: London returns to Picturehouse Central from Thursday 30 July to Sunday 1 August for the sixth edition of the ever-growing celebration of independent film.
It didn't quite come home, but Gareth Southgate's Three Lions have done us proud and their all-star cast made it all the way to yesterday's final.
In this shorter episode, host Sam Clements talks on Zoom to Black Widow director Cate Shortland (Lore, Somersault) about her new Marvel Studios film.
This year's festival at Picturehouse Central promises to be a hotbed for ideas and discussion.