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Christina Newland

Christina Newland is a New York-born, Nottingham-based freelance journalist who has written on film and culture for The Guardian, VICE, Grolsch Film Works, Canvas, and Verité Film Magazine, among others. She programmes films for Nottingham-based curatorial initiative Watergate Cinematek, focused on screening the lesser-seen gems of 1970s Hollywood.

She tweets as @christinalefou

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  • 10 great New York period films

    Based on Colm Tóibín’s award-winning novel about a young Irish woman finding her way in the Big Apple in the 1950s, the exquisite new drama Brooklyn continues an illustrious tradition of films set in the New York of yesteryear.

    Thursday, November 5, 2015


  • Ingrid Bergman: 10 essential films

    From Casablanca to Notorious, we remember some of the best films starring one of classical Hollywood’s most luminous stars.

    Friday, August 28, 2015


  • Robert Redford: 10 essential films

    Two handfuls of the finest films starring the magnificent Robert Redford, who shot to fame playing the Sundance Kid at the tail end of the 1960s.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015


  • 10 great lovers-on-the-run films

    Lawless and loved-up, couples on the run have inspired some of the finest road movies ever made. With Terrence Malick’s spellbinding spree-killer fable Badlands getting an outdoor screening at the British Museum, let’s do a drive by some of the best.

    Thursday, August 6, 2015


  • Marilyn Monroe vs 10 great directors

    Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Howard Hawks, John Huston –  one by one the greatest Hollywood filmmakers of the time went in to bat against the era’s most iconic screen goddess. This is the story of Marilyn and her directors.

    Monday, June 8, 2015


  • Preview: Derby Film Festival 2015

    Jenny Agutter in conversation, film noir classics on 35mm, and 22 preview screenings – films fans in the Midlands, get ready for the biggest Derby Film Festival yet.

    Friday, May 1, 2015


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