Good Films Only

Phoebe Pua
📣 Monthly newsletters about good films from around the world, for free.
Created 27 Sep 2020
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  • Good Films from Palestine
    18 May 2021 • 3 min read
    I didn’t expect that my first Special Issue would be on Palestinian cinema. On normal days, I research and write about films from Southeast Asia. On normal days, Jerusalem and West Asia feel as distan...
  • Good Films about Moms
    06 May 2021 • 3 min read
    Happy Mother’s Day! I could say something cheesy about how Moms deserve the world (or a break) but I’m doing the nerdy thing instead and pointing out that mothers are among the most iconic and versati...
  • Good Environmental Films
    12 Apr 2021 • 4 min read
    Did you know that the earth is 4.54 billion years old? Compared to that, the age of cinema—at about 120 years—is a tiny, tiny blip in time. Yet, as I am writing this, I can’t help but wonder how much ...
  • Good Films by Women
    07 Mar 2021 • 3 min read
    By now, you’ve probably seen a few of those ‘Best Movies Directed by Women’ lists. This is not one of them. Not that there’s anything wrong with those—I read them all the time and even bookmark a coup...
  • Good Films for Valentine's Day
    05 Feb 2021 • 3 min read
    Marriage is kind of like lockdown, right? Here we are in the 14th month of 2020. I’ve lost track of which countries, cities, and provinces are currently under curfew (to name a handful: 🇦🇺, 🇫🇷, 🇮...
  • Mid-Jan Film List
    14 Jan 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Surprise! I know this is a monthly newsletter but sometimes there are free film screenings that are time-sensitive and too good not to share. So, humor me. Online, in order of urgency Mad World (2016)...
  • January's Good Films
    03 Jan 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Happy new year! Anyone else procrastinating on work? Until you’re ready to face those emails, here are five films about gettin’ down to business. Let’s go. Fist of Fury (1972), Hong Kong, dir. Lo Wei....
  • See you next year
    19 Dec 2020 • 1 min read
    Imma start with ‘thank you’. When I started writing this newsletter four months ago, it was a desperate escape from my dissertation. But it has quickly become something more; it’s given me a chance to...
  • 2020's Good Films
    03 Dec 2020 • 3 min read
    We’re 100 seconds to midnight. And here I am recommending movies. As this unimaginable year is dragged to its end, I send you 7 good films about (and born of) protests. Let’s go. 13th (2016), United S...
  • Halloween's Good Films
    25 Oct 2020 • 3 min read
    It’s all horribly good. Six scary films from six continents to scare you six ways from Halloween! Let’s go. Suspiria (1977), Italy, dir. Dario Argento. After a wide-eyed American girl enrols in a pres...
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