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Friday 19 August 2011
A group of narcissistic, well-heeled Parisians play, hug, snipe and prattle on ("I realise I've got no faith in love") about their petty (bourgeois) concerns in a lovely French resort (Cap Ferrat), while their hedonistic pal is in intensive care.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
Laurence Fishburne will play Perry White in 'Superman: Man of Steel'.
Thursday 12 May 2011
Friday 22 April 2011
Much has been written about the singer Edith Piaf, France's "Little Sparrow" who was famed for her impoverished childhood, her doomed love affairs, her illnesses and addictions and her mastery of la chanson réaliste. Along with books (including Piaf's rather selective memoir The Wheel of Fortune) there have been various biopics, most recently Olivier Dahan's La Vie En Rose, for which Marion Cotillard won an Oscar. So what can there possibly be left to say?
Thursday 14 April 2011
"You Brits will love the Kennedy story. It has all the pomp, sex, money and power struggles you expect from us colonials. Jackie was our queen, Jack our prince. All very royal in an American way."
Sunday 03 April 2011
Sunday 03 April 2011
Sunday 20 February 2011
Friday 31 December 2010
Music: I've just bought Cee Lo Green's new album, 'The Lady Killer'. I've listened to it a couple of times and I was instantly drawn in. I love the old style he has. I also bought The Drums' album a couple of months ago and I really enjoyed it. I love their writing, it's a great album.
Tuesday 21 December 2010
Wednesday 15 December 2010
The irrepressible Jonathan Ross, who promised himself a year off after leaving the BBC this summer, is to return to television next week as the face of specialist French film channel Cinemoi.
Sunday 05 December 2010
Christopher Nolan's Inception is that rare thing, a science-fiction blockbuster that isn't based on a comic or a videogame, but on the writer-director's own bracingly brainy, swaggeringly ambitious, uncompromising ideas.
Friday 03 December 2010
An impressively imagined, complicated turn through a Borgesian skein of nightmares, Christopher Nolan's latest mind-meld involves a team of adventurers venturing into people's dreams in order to plant ideas in people's heads. Sound complicated? It is, but Nolan manages to drip-feed exposition to make such conceits digestible.
Sunday 18 July 2010
Friday 16 July 2010
Christopher Nolan's Inception, like Pixar, works at the cutting edge of technological sophistication.
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