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The Poster Art of Hans Hillmann

The poster art of Hans Hillmann -Shadows

Hans Hillmann poster for Shadows (John Cassavetes, 1959)   One of the pieces of film memorabilia in our home that I cherish the most is the Metropolis poster designed by Schulz-Neudamm, which is unequivocally included on every possible list of … Read More

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Ryan Gosling and His Otherworldly “Drive” Jacket

Ryan Gosling Drive jacket

  That’s Ryan Gosling at the wheel. After all the singing and dancing in La La Land, here is a little reminder that he can do tough, too (but then again, he can take on any role). Gosling is Driver … Read More

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Talking Movies before the Oscars

Talking Movies before the Oscars

La La Land illustration by Thomas Danthony.   Of all the films of last year, I think the one I was most reluctant to see was La La Land. It turned out to become one of my favourites (although it … Read More

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Making Movies by Sidney Lumet

Making Movies by Sidney Lumet

  Sidney Lumet’s Making Movies is the kind of book you can’t just leaf through. You read every word and you do it on one reading, just like the director says he always used to read the scripts – because … Read More

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The Road Home

The Road Home 1999

  There is a sensibility to Asian cinema that you can not encounter in any other films. A little while ago I watched The Road Home (1999), directed by Yimou Zhang. And in all my frenzy of seeing as many … Read More

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