Theatre: A Love Story

Theatre: A Love Story (Cert PG) VOD (Distributor: Amazon Prime Video) Running Time: 136 minutes approx. They say an artist’s biggest critic is themselves yet the praise from others is what truly fuels them whilst massaging their egos. When this doesn’t come, paranoia sets in until they no longer recognise a genuine compliment when they … Continue reading Theatre: A Love Story

The Early Films Of Olivier Assayas

The Early Films Of Olivier Assayas (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 91 minutes approx. / 84 minutes approx. Many film fans might only know Olivier Assayas from recent Hollywood films Clouds of Sils Maria and Personal Shopper, while cineastes will refer to the two films made with his ex-wife, Hong … Continue reading The Early Films Of Olivier Assayas

Someone (Nanimono)

Someone (Nanimono) Japan (2016) Dir. Daisuke Miura For all their idiosyncrasies there is no denying the Japanese are an industrious lot; their indomitable work ethic is legendary. But it has also given rise to an unfortunate and avoidable modern phenomenon “death by overwork”. Quite why anyone would willingly slog their guts out for a spot … Continue reading Someone (Nanimono)

Stage Door

Stage Door US (1937) Dir. Gregory La Cava The whims and machinations of the stage impresario are rich fodder for exploitation by writers with a keen eye for a scathing drama. Based very loosely on the stage play of the same name by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman, this is a proto-feminist tale of … Continue reading Stage Door

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