Movie Diary 25/1/20

Movie Diary 25/1/20

Hustlers (2019) – This is a textbook example of how a female point of view can transform even very familiar stories. The narrative strategies that writer and director Lorene Scafaria employs – the story’s events recounted to a journalist in flashbacks, the old...
Movie Diary 21/6/17

Movie Diary 21/6/17

Scarface (1983) – Often, Brian De Palma’s better films are, somewhat paradoxically, his uneven ones: what seems merely sloppy will suddenly come together in (or perhaps serve to foreground) one of his classic sequences, like the prom in Carrie or the slow-motion...