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Like "Amarcord" and "The 400 Blows" Rolled Into One : Tome and Janry - "Little Spirou"

I’ve talked before about the friendly rivalry between”Spirou” and “Tintin” magazines as being the Franco-Belgian kids’ comics version of Marvel and DC.  “Spirou” magazine published titles like “Lucky Luke,” “The Smurfs,”  303 more words


Film 4's Summer Screen at Somerset House

Months ago, when I booked tickets to Film 4’s Summer Screen showing of The 400 Blows at Somerset House for my sister’s birthday, I envisaged the whole thing taking place on a perfect, balmy summer’s evening. 662 more words


Week in Pictures #58

Today I’m going to talk about something oh-so original: this terrible weather. Seriously Mother Nature, what have you done with summer and can we have it back already?! 172 more words

The Week


Well… I guess this is my first blog post ever! I have never been much of a writer.  I always have struggled with spelling and/or grammar. 912 more words

'Les Quatre Cents Coups' - François Truffaut (1959)

A number of cinema’s greatest directors are famed for their debut feature-length films. Among them are some personal favourites: The Maltese Falcon (John Huston, 1941);  1,470 more words


Classic movie of August

When I set the goal of watching one classic movie a month for 2014, I didn’t have much of a plan…no specific list of movies, no specific venue. 392 more words