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Mary L Carr

I was born in Sheffield and have lived most of my life here. I have been working as counsellor/supervisor for 25 years and prior to that I worked in education. I have been writing on and off for many years. In the past few years I have been pleased that Now Then has published my writing - both poetry and film reviews. I live in one of Sheffield's many leafy suburbs, where a share a home with my cat Zelda.

Reviews in Retrospect: A Kind of Murder

In Andy Goddard’s 2016 adaptation, the precarious line between fantasy and reality is explored within a murky landscape of moral ambiguity in small-town Texas.

Reviews in Retrospect: In Bruges

A superb alternative Christmas film, this crime drama-cum-black comedy is a contemporary fable that examines the nature of morality itself.

Reviews in Retrospect: Good Will Hunting

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's exceptional screenwriting debut is ultimately a feel-good movie about the tension between the need for belonging and the search for the authentic self.

Reviews in Retrospect: A Beautiful Mind

Ron Howard’s adaptation explores the interface of our inner and outer worlds, and the capacity we have in creating reality from what we value most.

Reviews in Retrospect: Smoke

Wayne Wang and Paul Auster's 1995 indie comedy drama explores the interconnectivity of personal stories and the prospect of recovery through community and connection.

The Favourite

The Favourite, a genre-defying delight, has at its centre a woman's grief. That this woman is Queen Anne - in a career-defining performance …

A Star Is Born

A Star is Born, the unashamedly romantic love story of Jack (Bradley Cooper, also director) and Ally (Lady Gaga), is a well-known tale. Thre…

Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody, whilst a competent chronology of rock band Queen's meteoric rise, is also the story of one man's struggle with his constr…

Celluloid Screams 2018 / Apostacy

Celluloid Screams 18-21 October As the nights draw in and All Hallows' Eve approaches, an air of expectation and danger spreads across the c…

Thread

The story is stitched inside you;unpicking it will not remove the threadthat has two strands entwined: the one that goes from next to then,f…

The story is stitched inside you;unpicking it will not remove the threadthat has two strands entwined:
the one that goes from next to then,f

Scenario

It is your lover or possibly your mother,you are four or forty four; it’s a life time away, it’s yesterday What’s always the same is that yo…

It is your lover or possibly your mother,you are four or forty four; it’s a life time away, it’s yesterday
What’s always the same is that yo