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Wishing you a safe and loving Christmas

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Let’s face it, 2020 has been one hell of a year, our normal lives, family connections and friendships disrupted and changed. While at the same time, many of us have lost special people who leave an irreplaceable gap. The pain of this loss accentuated by the distance we have all had to endure as COVID 19 marched across our world. For publications such as ours, it has been a year of delayed releases, online festivals and cinematic turmoil. However, despite this, we have attempted to ensure that the magic of film continues to shine through the darkest of times. And I hope you have all enjoyed our diverse coverage during 2020, from festivals to reviews and classic cinema retrospectives.

This Christmas will continue to be challenging for many. But, we hope to bring a glimmer of light in the articles we post; a brief respite from the news, and hope for a better 2021. And whatever the challenges that still lay ahead for cinema, film and streaming. Cinerama Film will continue to ensure independent films, LGBTQ content and the best in cinema makes it straight to your laptop, phone or tablet.

I wish you all a safe and loving Christmas wherever in the world you may be. And thank you for your continued support, after all, Cinerama Film wouldn’t exist without you.


Christmas content on Cinerama Film

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Lost at Christmas, HAM: A Musical Memoir, My Dead Ones and Concrete Plans – Quick Read Reviews

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LGBTQ+ Christmas Movies: Three outstanding festive treats

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A Christmas Carol: New adaptation comes to cinemas and theatres this festive season

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20 Deliciously Dark Christmas Movies

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Home Alone – The Christmas Miracle

By late 1988 John Hughes had become one of the most powerful scriptwriters and directors in Hollywood. His back catalogue of work including Trains, Planes and Automobiles, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and The Breakfast Club to name but a few. However, unlike many other writers and directors, Hughes continued to plough his own unique path

1990s Children’s Movies: Kids Mix Winter 2020/21

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Let it Snow – A Formulaic yet surprisingly tender teen romcom

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Dare to Dream (Traumfabrik) – The feel-good film we all need as 2020 comes to an end

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Spree – All eyes on me, I want to be seen

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Summer of 85 – The intoxicating joy of first love and gut-wrenching pain of loss

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Wolfwalkers – Undoubtedly one of the best animated movies of the year

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Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets – An unforgettable, alcohol-fuelled night out

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Relic – The destructive and irreversible terror of dementia

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The Boys in the Band – Crowley’s sublime play is brought to life in a blaze of dazzling performances

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Boys State – A heady mix of testosterone, politics, and popularity

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Pinocchio – A fantastical and magical return to the Collodi classic

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Cinerama Film Online will be on a festive break from 19th December – 28th December. But, we will be back with our rundown of 2020’s best movies before New Year.


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