Posts Tagged ‘paris’

Owen Wilson (Gil), Rachel McAdams (Inez), Michael Seen (Paul), Carla Bruni (Guide), Kathy Bates (Gertrude Stein), Marion Cotillard (Adriana), Adrien Brody (Salvador Dali). Screenplay by Woody Allen. Directed by Woody Allen. Rating: 12. Running time: 94 minutes. Ever noticed how since Manhattan, Woody Allen seems to feel obliged to begin his films with dull scene […]


Kate Winslet (April Wheeler), Leonardo DiCaprio (Frank Wheeler), Michael Shannon (John Givings), Kathy Bates (Mrs. Givings). Screenplay by Justin Haythe. Directed by Sam Mendes. Rating: 15. Running time: 119 minutes. If you approach Revolutionary Road in the wrong mood it could go down very badly indeed. First there’s the romantic atmosphere, involving you naively suggesting to […]


Eva Green (Isabelle), Michael Pitt (Matthew), Louis Garrel (Theo). Screenplay by Gilbert Adair. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Rating: 18. Running time: 115 minutes. The Dreamers is Bertolucci’s long, delicious love letter to love itself, Paris, youth, sex, the spirit of ’68, Hendrix and Dylan, Keaton and Chaplin, cinephilia and Godard and the New Wave that inspired […]


Jean-Louis Trintignant (Marcello Clerici), Stefania Sandrelli (Giulia). Screenplay by Bernardo Bertolucci. Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. Rating: 15. Running time: 107 minutes. Studying Plato recently as part of my philosophy degree, I was stunned to find a crucial commentator on the Republic claiming the best way to understand the allegory of the Cave is to watch Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Conformist. […]


Jean-Paul Belmondo (Ferdinand / Pierrot), Anna Karina (Marianne). Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. Rating: 15. Running time: 110 minutes. A completely anarchic, impenetrable bugger of a film, Pierrot le Fou is bound to leave you as alienated and enraged as cinema can. It’s Godard at his most elusive. He’s made a film […]


Tom Cruise (Vincent), Jamie Foxx (Max), Jada Pinkett Smith (Annie), Mark Ruffalo (Fanning), Javier Bardem (Felix). Rating: 15. Running time: 120 minutes. Los Angeles really is a sprawling, outrageously spacious metropolis. It vastly exceeds both London and Paris for brute land mass on any proper measurement, and, as in Taxi Driver for New York, when […]


Steve Buscemi (Tourist), Juliette Binoche (Suzanne), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Liz), Natalie Portman (Francine), Bob Hoskins (Bob) et al. Screenplays by Gus Van Sant, Joel & Ethan Coen, Alfonso Cuarón et al. Directed by Gus Van Sant, Joel & Ethan Coen, Alfonso Cuarón et al. Rating: 15. Running time: 120 minutes. A strangely enjoyable compilation of around 15 […]