Category Archives: Film

Watch A Non-Christmas Christmas Movie This December

The Thin Man

  Note: This is a revised edition of the article that originally appeared in December 2016 on the blog. I may have some favourite classic Christmas movies, but, truth be told, I have always preferred more non-traditional films this time … Read More

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Azzedine Alaïa: The Documentary

Azzedine Alaïa documentary

  “I refuse to work in a static rhythm. Why should I sacrifice my creativity to that? That’s not fashion, that’s industrial work. We can hire people to design all day long and then fabricate what they design and sell … Read More

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His Girl Friday – Where Are the Good Comedies?

His Girl Friday

  In a magazine interview I gave earlier this year, I was saying that if there were one film genre to which the phrase “they don’t make them as they used to” applied best, that would be comedies. They are … Read More

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The Look of Woody Allen’s Films

Woody Allen A Retrospective

“Manhattan”, 1979   Woody Allen’s films have a certain look. Have you noticed? They are beautiful to look at. I feel at ease watching them. It’s like entering a familiar world. I can not speak for others, but the cinematography … Read More

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My Favourite Films of the Year (So Far)

You Were Never Really Here Lynne Ramsay

  This autumn I have attended a couple of film festivals, which gave me the opportunity to watch some of the best films released this year. One of the festivals was The Independent American Film Festival, and the other one … Read More

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