Category Archives: Books

August Newsletter: On River… and Radio Silence

  Photos: Classiq Journal     I still haven’t watched all River Phoenix’s movies. I like the feeling that there are still movies of his I am yet to discover, that I have to wait to watch another film of … Read More

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July Newsletter: On Christmas in July and My Summer of Jackie Brown

  Photos: Classiq Journal     If I were to choose a film of the last ten years to watch in cinemas for the first time this summer, then it would be Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. Two years … Read More

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June Newsletter: On Drawing on the Quiet Moments of a Film and Childhood Summers

“There was life everywhere, mysterious and energetic.
In time I came to cherish our surroundings.
We led our Peter Pan existence – Read More

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May Newsletter: On ‘80s Cinema and Art Not Activism

  I have taken a seat back as recently released films have continued to make their way to small and smaller screens. Will we be talking about any of them ten years from now? Will there be any one of … Read More

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April Newsletter: On Personal Space and Actors’ Private Lives

Photos: Classiq Journal     I have watched Nomadland this week. Fern, Frances McDormand, moves around country with the weather and with the work. After the economic collapse of her working-class town, Fern, a former substitute teacher and a widow … Read More

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