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: anothermag.com
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.
There are two romances in the 1993 Tony Scott directed and Quentin Tarantino written movie True Romance, the romance between Alabama and Clarence and Alabama’s love affair with fashion …read more
Greta Gerwig’s Abbie in Mike Mill’s 20th Century Women, set in a sun-drenched and dreamy Santa Barbara in 1979, is a free-spirited, punk-loving artist with a penchant for purple tights, dying her hair red and dancing to Talking Heads, Devo and The Raincoats …read more
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.
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.
A rare look into the genius and musical journey of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, otherwise known as Daft Punk, including interviews with collaborators Pharrell Williams, Giorgio Moroder, Nile Rodgers and Michel Gondry.
Daft Punk Unchained 2015, directed by Hervé Martin-Delpierre, starring Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
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
As Elaine Robinson in The Graduate Katharine Ross is the ultimate 60’s California girl, with her slick of black eyeliner, sun-kissed glow and chestnut-brown, Bardot-esque hair. The Graduate 1967, Directed by Mike Nichols, starring Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Katharine Ross.
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
A film that definitely stays with you and easily the best film I have seen this year. Nocturnal Animals 2016, directed by Tom Ford, starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Isla Fisher.
I’m a sucker for science fiction, particularly tales of dystopian futures and loved everything about this film. Equals, starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult and directed by Drake Doremus.
I remember the first time I saw Blue Velvet. I had a friend who worked part-time at a Blockbuster Video store, who would bring home movies for us to watch on a Sunday afternoon after a long night of clubbing. We would dance until dawn, sleep in until late and spend the rest of the day lying on the sofa… read more