Tag Archives: Amélie

“You’re Not Superman, You Know.”

I recently finished working through Jenny Nicholson’s (hilarious) guest appearances on the Screen Junkies show Movie Fights, and her impassioned advocacy for Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man movie (2002) set me scouring the shops for a copy, so I could better … Continue reading

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“Times Are Hard For Dreamers”

[Contains suicidal goldfish and SPOILERS!!!] To my eternal shame, I didn’t go to see Amélie (aka: Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain) (2001) when it was first released at the cinema… I was put off by all the hype, along with … Continue reading

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Numerous Bodies

Watching the American crime comedy Miss Nobody (2010), I couldn’t help thinking of it as the anti-Amélie… there’s something very reminiscent about the colour palette, camera moves, overt quirkiness, and voice-over exposition… even the little smiles that the heroine directs … Continue reading

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Carrie on Sexin’: Saison Six

[Contains major SPOILERS, because the finale pissed me off so much] Season Six of Sex and the City is the longest one of the lot, presumably to make up for the curtailing of its predecessor. Overall I think it was … Continue reading

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Unsolicited End-of-Year Opinions…

I see a lot of mags/sites are breaking out their “Best of the Decade” lists, but I can’t be doing with that. Amélie remains my favourite film of all time, so it follows that it’s my fave of the decade… … Continue reading

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Paris When It Drizzles

This week saw the start of a new series on BBC2 about Paris, imaginatively titled “Paris”. The presenter is an art historian by the name of Sandrine Voillet, who rather endearingly described The Louvre as her “turf”. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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