4 new movies? Tilda in I AM LOVE, Polanski's THE GHOST (WRITER), Ewan (again) and overcoming my aversion to Jim Carrey to watch I LOVE YOU PHILIP MORRIS, and that recent version of Margurite Duras' THE SEA WALL with Isabelle Huppert - after having finally re-seen the 1958 original...
a Vitti double bill: BLONDE IN BLACK LEATHER (with Cardinale!) + THE SCARLET LADY
more on Romy Schneider, Anouk Aimee, Claudia Cardinale, and that 60s classic DANGER DIABOLIK
Clement's all-star IS PARIS BURNING?
People we like: Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Craig, Clifton Webb, George Sanders, Claire Bloom, Glynis Johns, Flora Robson, Belinda Lee, Anita Ekberg ...
Jeanne Eagels: Kim Novak in 1957 -v- the real Eagels in the 1929 THE LETTER
Theatre programmes since the '60s: Vanessa in DESIGN FOR LIVING, Glenda and Marianne in 3 SISTERS, Maggie in Ingmar's HEDDA GABLER, Barbra's FUNNY GIRL, 3 A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICs, 6 HAMLETs and so on ...
Jacques Demy's magical movies: LOLA, BAY OF ANGELS, UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG, LES DEMOISELLES DE ROCHEFORT, THE MODEL SHOP, DONKEY SKIN, THE PIED PIPER...
Francois Ozon's French movies - and now that he has died aged 80, Claude Chabrol's .... so many favourites here!
Sheer Exploitation: NIGHT OF THE QUARTER MOON, GIRL OF THE NIGHT, THE SWINGER, BUS RILEY'S BACK IN TOWN, THE DETECTIVE, THE UNHOLY WIFE, 3 IN THE ATTIC
Von Sternberg's THE SHANGHAI GESTURE - where has Mother GinSling been all my life?
'40s delirium in DESERT FURY, a delicious noir in blazing colour
1950's "Picture Show" star portraits
let's join Tony Hunter (Astaire) and Gaby Gerard (Charisse) on THE BANDWAGON - my very favourite musical - Jeffrey Cordova (Jack Buchanan) is an insane delight too, plus Levant, Fabares and Ava Gardner! Cinema doesn't get much better than this...
return visits to BONJOUR TRISTESSE and I WAS HAPPY HERE on the big screen
Those forgotten cinemas - the art houses and revival cinemas of London in the 60s and 70s
the new London Film Festival programme for 2010 - those interesting new ones for next year: THE KING'S SPEECH (Colin Firth on the Oscar trail again, maybe winning this time), THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (ditto Annette Bening and Julianne Moore), the highly regarded Thai UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, a new Mike Leigh ANOTHER YEAR, an intriguing Italian comedy LOOSE CANONS (MINE VAGANTI) and Franco and Hamm in the Allen Ginsberg film HOWL etc. and a restored new print of Kazan's WILD RIVER!
.... "decisions, decisions"!