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We need to talk about Kevin: Cinematic quality in a sea of ambiguity.

It’s been a bit of a film week for me. I saw We Need To Talk About Kevin, and I need to fess up right away that I haven’t read Lionel Shriver’s book. Nor do I intend to. I have nothing against Ms Shriver, but I read Room by Emma Donoghue and I will confess […]

Francois Ozon: Film as art, art as film.

“I think cinema has to deal with desire. In the cinema, you are with a big screen, it is dark, and you watch some images, like a fantasy, so I think it is important for you to feel desire for what you see.” So, I did write in my post Top ten films blog-a-thon, that […]

Midnight in Paris – Woody’s letter to himself.

Woody Allen likes to make films for himself and if other people like them too, well, that’s just darling. If he wants to  copy a Bergman, he does it. If he wants to bash on endlessly about his neurosis, he does it. if He wants to be asking the same questions about the invisible pathways between men […]

Norwegian Wood: Death, grief and sex.

Ok – so I am now reading this because the film is so alluring, I decided to take on my first Haruki Mirukami novel. (The great love recommended it to me as well, and who can resist that combination?) This novel has been called impossible to adapt for film. It is the fifth of Mirukami’s […]

The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes. Clues for the clueless.

“you just don’t get it, do you? But then you never did get it.” And so reverberates the recurring theme around the head of One Anthony (Tony) Webster, a remarkably self-obsessed older male who cruises through life, largely by refusing to pause and reflect on the lives of others, therefore avoiding having to deal properly […]