The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch US (1955) Dir. Billy Wilder Yes, the one with THAT scene of Marilyn Monroe in the white dress standing over the air vent. It’s an iconic moment that has spawned a million imitators (Monroe herself even recreated it sans underwear for a photo shoot a couple of years later) but what … Continue reading The Seven Year Itch

Angels Wear White (Jia nian hua)

Angels Wear White (Jia nian hua) China (2017) Dir. Vivian Qu The #MeToo movement might have gained plenty of traction over the past year in the West but there is still plenty of work to be done across all continents to give their woman a much needed voice. Presenting a compelling argument for China to … Continue reading Angels Wear White (Jia nian hua)

Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot US (1959) Dir. Billy Wilder At the time of writing this - June 22nd 2015 - it is Billy Wilder’s birthday and he would have been 109 years-old. So what better way to celebrate than with a viewing of one of his most popular and enduring films? And before you curse … Continue reading Some Like It Hot

All About Eve

All About Eve US (1950) Dr. Joseph L. Mankiewicz Celebrated Broadway actress Margot Channing (Bette Davis) is introduced to über obsessive fan Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter) by close friend Karen Richards (Celeste Holm), wife of playwright Lloyd (Hugh Marlowe). The group welcome poor Eve into their circle with Margot taking her on as her personal … Continue reading All About Eve