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In his 20s, he changed cinema for ever. In his 60s, he sold dog food. Peter Conrad examines the work of Orson Welles, a man destroyed by his own greatness.

- dave 9-04-2003 7:32 pm [link] [add a comment]

just went to see Swimming Pool. nice tone for a psychological thriller but there wasnt much satisfaction with regards to the ending. maybe my lack of appreciation of metaphor is to blame. still worth seeing.
- dave 9-03-2003 2:44 am [link] [add a comment]

"Last Sunday, on the occasion of the impending release of her new film, Lost in Translation, I joined a couple of other journalists in a group interview with Sofia Coppola. The interview took place in New York City at the end of her press junket. There were commodious suites, exhausted publicists on copious sofas, and complimentary sandwiches. "Big brother" Roman presided benignly hung out near the buffet."

- dave 9-02-2003 7:37 pm [link] [add a comment]

annie hall (b)lite
- dave 8-25-2003 6:36 pm [link] [add a comment]

Went to see the "Magdalene Sisters" feeling disgruntled and wearied by the fact that all we ever see of Ireland is old and dreadful. This fulfilled all of those expectations but is worth the visit. Beautifully made and excruciatingly well acted, and besides, all those burgeoning girls - in spite of their plight - remind us of life. Have a look for yourself.
- rachael 8-06-2003 10:39 am [link] [1 comment]