Archive for December, 2022

How many of the top 100 films of all time have you actually seen or even know?

December 5th, 2022 by Roger Darlington

“Sight and Sound” magazine has announced the result of its latest 10-yearly ‘Greatest Film of All Time’ critics’ poll and Chantal Akerman’s 1975 film “Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles” is there at No 1. “Jeanne Dielman” makes this the first time a female director has been admitted to this exclusive top spot. […]

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A review of the 2000 film “In The Mood For Love”

December 4th, 2022 by Roger Darlington

This immensely stylish work by Hong Hong director Kar-wai Wong is like a Chinese version of “Brief Encounter” in that it shows a man and woman – both married – struggling with whether they should be unfaithful to their spouses, although the twist this time is that their partners are apparently already having an affair […]

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