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Mad Men

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

The final episode of The Hour will air on BBC2 later tonight. Plenty has been written about the show over the past month, but I think we can all agree that this was not the British answer to Mad Men…. Continue Reading →

Howl

Poetry can seriously damage your health. That’s the main thing I’ve learned from recent biopics in which Johnny Depp’s pox-ridden John Wilmot (The Libertine), Ben Whishaw’s consumptive Keats (Bright Star) and Gwyneth Paltrow’s depressive Sylvia Plath (Sylvia) have cornered the… Continue Reading →

Tom Ford’s A Single Man

The Oscar voters failed to reward it, but for me A Single Man, remains the best-looking film of 2009 and a triumph for first-time director Tom Ford. Impeccable styling is the very least you’d expect from the former Gucci supremo,… Continue Reading →

Better by Design: a Decade of Great Movie title sequences

Opening credits: are they witty, colourful, innovative, or just the cinematic equivalent of wallpaper? A barrage of production company logos is all very well, but there’s something about a clever combination of words, images – animated or photographic – and… Continue Reading →

All dressed up: why clothes mean business in the movies

While casting caution — and lingerie — to the winds can be titillating, it’s really much more revealing to watch characters suiting up, putting on the slap and preparing for love, death or deception. For some moviegoers a revealing moment… Continue Reading →

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