Tag Archives: Marina de Van

The Danish Double-Take

Flipping through my TV listings magazine, I was pleasantly surprised to spot a photo of French auteur/actress Marina de Van in the “Highlights” section, and a slew of questions immediately raced through my mind, before my eyes could latch onto … 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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Marina de Van as “Sophie”

I’ve been a fan of François Ozon‘s films ever since his lavish and lush murder mystery 8 Femmes played at our local cinema. Although that “gorgeous confection” (as it was described in a number of reviews) had something of a … Continue reading

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Hunting of the Snarky

Last night Ch4 showed Failure to Launch (2006), a romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey as a ruggedly handsome, extreme sports dude who still lives with his parents, and Sarah Jessica Parker as the creepy, manipulative woman who is hired to … 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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