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9 April 2021 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK British director Jack Clayton read Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw in childhood. Ostensibly a light-hearted haunted-house yarn, it tells of an inexperienced governess who travels to a grand house to take charge of a [cont'd.]

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26 March 2021 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK Patricia Highsmith was a nasty woman, but her stories make compellingly twisty films. The American Friend (1977) is in the same vein as Strangers on a Train (1951). Jonathan Zimmermann (Bruno Ganz), a dying Swiss picture-framer, [cont'd.]

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19 March 2021 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK On July 1, 1988, the Californian musician Brian Wilson released a single called ‘Love & Mercy’. Put together by his abusive psychiatrist, Eugene Landy, it nonetheless represented a symbolic escape from the clutches of the family [cont'd.]

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12 March 2021 John Morrish 0

FILM OF THE WEEK Valerian is a medicinal herb that eases stress, lets you sleep and gives you sweet dreams. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) is Luc Besson’s phantasmagorical vision of the 28th century. Valerian (Dane [cont'd.]