Category Archives: Film

Gloria Grahame in Noir Films

Gloria Grahame in In A Lonely Place

  One of film noir’s most defining actors, Gloria Grahame brought her femme fatale characters a raw, vulnerable sensuality. She was not simply pretty. Her glamour and sexuality hid surprising, unexpected emotional registers. Her bad girls were human. Her characters … Read More

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Music from Jim Jarmusch Films: A Playlist

Music from Jim Jarmusch films - A Playlist

  I remember when I was watching Only Lovers Left Alive, a film that would ultimately capture my whole being, and the sequence with Yasmine Hamdan performing Hal occurred, towards the end of the movie. I’m not sure I can … Read More

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Editorial: Under the Sicilian Sky

Editorial - License to Shoot - The Godfather

Stories of Sicily.   The Editorial: thoughts, short stories or essays about the world of cinema   While in Berlin several summers ago, we stopped for lunch at a restaurant and I realised, by the accent, that the waiter was … Read More

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Editorial: Here We Go Again

Editorial - Here We Go Again - Call Me By Your Name

  The Editorial: thoughts, short stories or essays about the world of cinema   Remakes. Sequels. I don’t like them. I do not see any point in them except the producers making money. You make a good film? Just let … Read More

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The First Good Film of the Year I’ve Seen So Far

Sunday Illness 2018

  There is something about contemporary Spanish films that fascinates me. I am thinking about three movies in particular. First, there was Pedro Almodóvar’s 2011 La piel que habito (The Skin I Live In), one of the best films of … Read More

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