Category Archives: Film

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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This Summer We’re Channelling: Lauren Bacall in Key Largo

She was “one of the boys”. Indeed, she was the honorary female member of the Rat Pack. She was the real deal, one of a kind. Just as Bogart. In Key Largo, dressed in a full, pleated wool skirt with generous side pockets and white dress shirt, pieced together with a wide buckle belt, Lauren Bacall channels the same restrained elegance and distinction that Bogart’s look does. Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Léa Seydoux in “Saint Laurent”

One July afternoon in 1968, Yves Saint Laurent met Loulou de la Falaise. She represented both the aristocratic bearing and expressive freedom, both innate elegance and excess, both beauty and dark sensuality. Léa Seydoux has the presence and grace and luminous aura to carry out the role of Loulou de la Falaise in the film Saint Laurent. Read More

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This Summer We’re Channelling: Catherine Deneuve in “Le sauvage”

Jean-Paul Rappeneau’s Le sauvage feels like the movie that liberated Catherine Deneuve’s own personality on the screen. Her image in Le sauvage is hardly associated with fashion, and that’s part of the reason why this role is so fresh and different and liberating. 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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