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The Cinema Isn’t a Place; It’s An Idea (NewYorker.Com)

EXCERPT: “The cinema isn’t a place, it’s an idea. When Fassbinder made “Martha” for German TV or Steven Soderbergh made “Behind the Candelabra” for HBO or Bruno Dumont made “Li’l Quinquin” for Arte, the resulting works were movies, no different in kind from their films “Ali: Fear Eats the Soul” or “Magic Mike” or “Humanité,” which premièred in theatres. 113 more words

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The Film Critic (2013)

First published by Grolsch Film Works

Film critics may at times fancy themselves to be heroic figures, like Michael Fassbender’s dashing spy-cum-cinephile Lt Archie Hicox in… 714 more words


Last month, I felt honoured when the BFI website asked me to select a female film critic as part of a piece they were running to mark International Women’s Day. 352 more words


Everything's wrong with Fury

I’ve recently watched Fury. It’s not a new movie, but since Rushka is 50 years late compared to the West, I’ve just seen a very recent film. 2,021 more words

The Second Marigold Hotel

“Just because I’m looking at you when you talk, don’t think I’m listening — or even interested.”  Maggie Smith to Judy Dench

I had a free couple of hours and decided reluctantly to see The Second Exotic Marigold Hotel as a matter of  duty. 389 more words


"Old Fashioned": A Movie Review

I have read a lot of blog posts recently about the blockbuster movie “50 Shades of Grey.” I never read the books, I don’t plan on seeing the movie. 477 more words


What David Cronenberg Doesn't Get About Rotten Tomatoes (and Online Film Criticism)

It seems, at times, like there are more thinkpieces on whether critics still matter than there are reviews by working critics; it’s one of those perennial subjects that pops up with an alarming frequency in commentary corners, like whether TV is better than movies and what… 930 more words