August 1, 2020

August on film and CFS update

I was asked if there are any films set in the month of August… It took some time, but I thought of a few!

Probably the most famous is the comedy drama August: Osage County (2013)

starring a gorgeous ensemble cast - Meryl Streep and Julia Robe...

July 1, 2020

Film Plots Concerning Allotments

Before moving to this area, I used to live in east London and I had an allotment. One day, there was a young bloke, holding a clipboard and camera. Someone from the council? No. It turned out to be a location scout for a film company. Mi...

June 1, 2020

Stay Safe and Carry On...

People of a certain age (ahem…) will know what the Carry On films were. For the uninitiated, let me explain…

From 1958, all the way through to 1978 (and a one-off 1992 venture that’s probably best forgotten) there were 31 movies made in this fra...

April 6, 2020

Exposure Therapy, anyone?

As you will be aware by now - at the time of going to press - the screenings of our films have temporarily stopped. Theatres and cinemas have closed their doors.

But, now that cinemas and theatres are closed and we have to view films at home, wh...

March 18, 2020

 [This article was unpublished -

due to the Coronavirus outbreak, a replacement article was written for April 2020]

Films ahoy!

Some weeks ago, CFS Members were asked to vote which film they wished to see from a short list of six. Most votes went for Bait.

This is a Briti...

March 1, 2020

Congratulations on your Wedding!

There’s nothing like a wedding to bring out the romantic side in people. Add in the traditional pre-ceremony stress - the organisation of the event, people getting together from across the globe, emotions running high…  it is a recipe fo...

February 1, 2020

Gongs Galore!

It’s award season in the film world. On the 9th of February, the biggest gongs are handed out: the 92nd Academy Awards, aka the Oscars. As usual, the evening will be filled with shocked winners, tears will be flowing (as much as the champagne) and some peo...

July 1, 2019

Nun But The Brave Should Read This!

Nuns have appeared in many films over the years, but perhaps the most bizarre one is about to be shown at The Elgiva this month. Breaking Habits is actually a documentary about a commune of activist nuns running an illegal cannabis fa...

June 1, 2019

Do you feel lucky..?

You should - there are so many opportunities to watch movies on the large screen in the Chilterns, not just at the multiplexes: The Hedgerley Film Club, Jordans Picture House, Vintage Cinema and The Elgiva come straight to mind.

This month, The Elgiv...

May 1, 2019

Those Darling Buds of May!

Our 50th Season comes to a close with, as usual, a mixed bag of films - responses have varied from thumbs up to blowing raspberries. Our favourite three films of the Season were Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

and The Divine Order and...

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