All posts tagged: Cinema

In Character: Tilda Swinton in A Bigger Splash

While Tilda Swinton’s famous rockstar Marianne Lane remains mostly silent during her stay on the remote Sicilian island of Pantelleria in Luca Guadagnino’s 2015 film “A Bigger Splash”, her summer holiday wardrobe by then creative director of Christian Dior Raf Simons speaks absolute volumes. Harry Hawkes (Ralph Fiennes) on Marianne: “She’s the woman of the century. And I’m talking about her soul now.” A Bigger Splash 2015, Directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson. Last image (below): Photographed by Giulio Ghirardi via Another Magazine Visit:

Worth Another Look: Under The Skin 2013

Under the Skin is an eerie tale of an extraterrestrial being who has taken on the form of a human woman as she drives around Scotland luring unsuspecting male prey into her van, before taking a journey of her own self discovery. Directed by Jonathan Glazer and starring a vacant-eyed, strange and seductive Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin is mesmerizing, haunting and unsettling from start to end, with a perfectly matched score by young British composer Mica Levi. Under the Skin 2013, directed by Jonathan Glazer, based on the novel by Michel Faber and Starring Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams and Lynsey Taylor Mackay. Score by Mica Levi.

Phantom Thread

So Jennifer Lawrence claims she only “got through about three minutes” of Phantom Thread. “I put in a good solid three. I’m sorry to anybody who loved that movie. I couldn’t give that kind of time. It was three minutes and I was just [oof]”.

This isn’t gossip, and it is no exaggeration as I actually heard her say this to Marc Maron in his WTF Podcast. I finally got to see Phantom Thread on the big screen last night and thinking about it today, as most people do when they see a film that moves and stays with them, I now feel compelled to respond to Ms Lawrence’s claims… read more

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 40th Anniversary

Close Encounters of the Third Kind celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and with it a 4K Ultra HD restoration of the 1970’s Sci-Fi classic about an ordinary man following a series of psychic clues that ultimately lead him to the first meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the Cosmos.

You can catch a special screening at my favourite cinema The Astor Theatre, this Saturday 9th December.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977, written and directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr and Melinda Dillon.


In Character: Sean Young in Bladerunner, 1982

Perhaps the most famous and sartorially dressed android in cinema history, Sean Young’s Rachel Tyrell is like 40’s Film Noir Heroine in an Alexander McQueen dress and most definitely gets her man.

Deckard: “Shakes? Me too. I get ’em bad. It’s part of the business.”

Rachael: “I’m not in the business… I AM the business.”

Bladerunner 1982, directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Heyer, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos and Joanna Cassidy.

In Character: Jami Gertz in Less Than Zero, 1987

Unlike the original character in Less Than Zero, the Bret Easton Ellis novel about rich, disaffected youth in the early 80’s, the Jami Gertz version of Blair was raven haired, ruby lipped and wore what I’m guessing was a lot of Azzedine Alaïa. The kind of girl who gets in to all the right parties and all the right places but would rather be somewhere else. Clay: “Are you happy Blair? You don’t look happy. Blair: “But do I look good? Less than Zero 1987, directed by Marek Kanievska, starring Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr and James Spader

Personal Shopper

Olivier Assayas second collaboration with Kristen Stewart is an eerie tale of a young American woman in Paris, Maureen Cartwright, trying to make contact with the spirit of her twin brother while carrying out her day-to-day duties as a personal shopper for a high-profile and incredibly difficult celebrity… read more


The Neon Demon polarised audiences at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and judging by the conversations heard on my way out of the screening at the Astor Theatre last weekend its a film that continues to do so. Yes there are a few scenes that are shocking and uncomfortable to watch (for those who have seen it you will know exactly which scenes I am referring to) however… read more