Category Archives: Film

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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Three Movie Lovers and Their Ten Movie Picks

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

  Three movie lovers met over the winter holidays and challenged each other to select ten of their top movies of all time. I may have mentioned before that my husband and my brother are even bigger movie buffs than … Read More

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Suit Acting and Android Fashion in Metropolis

Costumes in Metropolis

  January 10th, 1927. It was on this day, 90 years ago, that Fritz Lang released Metropolis, not only a key film of the German expressionist movement, but also the primordial science fiction movie. A drama of the future set … Read More

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Talking Movies before the Golden Globes

Talking movies before the Golden Globes

  As far as I’m concerned, the Golden Globes are just one more pretext to talk about films. By the time the event rolls in each year I have hardly had the chance to watch a few of the films … Read More

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