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The Girl on the Train (US 2016)

The Girl on the Train proved to be much more interesting than the majority of reviews suggested. I was fully engaged by a film that may have flaws but also many pluses that reviewers seem to have overlooked. 1,125 more words


Too Much, Just Too Much

It was announced this week that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will not be adapted into three movies as previously announced. I know what you’re thinking. 160 more words

Adapting Highsmith #5: The Two Faces of January (UK-France-US 2014)

This film is included in the ‘Adapting Highsmith Tour’ but I managed to catch it on TV via Film Four. I remember its cinema release and wondering whether to go and see it. 817 more words

British Cinema

Adapting Highsmith #4: This Sweet Sickness (Dites-lui que je l'aime, France 1977)

From the 1960 Highsmith novel with the same English language title, This Sweet Sickness is a 1977 film by Claude Miller starring Gérard Depardieu and Miou-Moui. 1,111 more words

French Cinema

The Blue Room (La chambre bleue, France 2014)

After burying myself in Patricia Highsmith adaptations for a couple of weeks, it was quite refreshing to switch to this little gem of a Georges Simenon adaptation. 982 more words

French Cinema

Adapting Highsmith #3 : Le meurtrier (Enough Rope, France-West Germany-Italy 1963)

This extraordinary film is an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s third novel The Blunderer published in 1954 in between The Price of Salt (that later became… 1,446 more words

French Cinema

Julieta (Spain 2016)

A new film by Pedro Almodóvar is an occasion for joy in my book and I found Julieta to be utterly absorbing and thrilling. ‘Un film de Almodóvar’ is like a gourmet meal – every ingredient is rich in meaning and exquisitely presented. 1,294 more words