Category Archives: Culture

November Newsletter: On Noirvember and Tom Waits’ Noir Sensibility

Right: Film poster by Tony Stella for the neo-noir “Gloria”, 1980   Photos: Classiq Journal, unless otherwise stated     You take a deeper and deeper dive into noir’s murky stories. The more obscure, the more forgotten, the less known, … Read More

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October Newsletter: On Taking a Seat in the Warm Colours of a Woody Allen Film

I often associate a view I see with movies. I see a red and grey barn on a countryside road and I think of Bergman’s island where he lived. A deserted street lined with tall buildings on a rainy, grey day from the window of a cafe, Three Days of the Condor. A flock of birds on a wire, The Birds, always. The sky before a storm about to break, Wings of Desire. Leaves turning gold on a crisp autumn day, Woody Allen’s films. Read More

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September Newsletter: On Memories of A Good Year and the Film of the Fall

  Photos: Classiq Journal     I first watched A Good Year when it first came out, 15 years ago. Then I forgot everything about it. And then one day this summer I found the dvd in our family country … Read More

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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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