Things we lost in the fire

Posted by · 5:03 pm · August 9th, 2011

Apologies for the silence on the site in the last day or so — Kris has been in transit, while I’ve been distracted by dispiriting events close to home. ┬áThe riots that have been plaguing London since Saturday night seemed to finally attract the full attention of international news networks today, but I’m not sure […]

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Fall festivals ready for their close-up

Posted by · 12:03 pm · August 17th, 2010

In the last couple of weeks the major fall film festivals have unveiled aggressively competitive line-ups, and the amount of potential awards product landing at Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York is, as usual, vast. There are plenty of overlapping exhibitions but as for firsties, Venice will get dibs on Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” Julie […]

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A shout from the UK

Posted by · 4:33 am · May 15th, 2008

A nice view overrides an overcast (duh) drizzle here in London. I’m glancing out over the Thames as I write this, while a hop across the hallway here provides a look at Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. Very pleasant. Meanwhile, down on the continent, the Cannes International Film Festival is catching […]

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